In a world where emergencies and disasters can strike at any moment, the need for efficient and effective family reunification services is paramount. Elev8 Technologies, a forward-thinking organization, has recognized this need and has developed a Family Reunification Service (FRS), a comprehensive software-as-service for family reunification. But why is this service so crucial, and why did Elev8 Technologies undertake this initiative? Let’s delve into the reasoning behind Elev8 Technologies’ commitment to family reunification services.
1. Prioritizing Children and Families: In times of disaster, children and their families are often the most vulnerable. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) highlights the importance of family separation and reunification in disaster management. Elev8 Technologies places a strong emphasis on prioritizing the needs of children and families during emergencies, ensuring that FRS is designed to meet these specific needs. 
2. Addressing Regulatory Standards: Elev8 Technologies understands the importance of adhering to regulatory standards, especially in the realm of patient safety during emergencies. The Joint Commission, a leading healthcare accreditation body, emphasizes the need for hospitals and healthcare facilities to have robust emergency management plans in place. These plans should include provisions for family reunification in the aftermath of disasters. Elev8 Technologies’ FRS aligns with these regulatory standards to ensure that healthcare facilities are well-prepared to reunite families during crises. 
3. Learning from Leading Practices: To create an effective FRS, Elev8 Technologies drew inspiration from leading practices in the healthcare industry. The Joint Commission has acknowledged the significance of reuniting families after a disaster in its blog post titled “Reuniting Families After a Disaster.” Elev8 Technologies leveraged insights from such sources to develop a state-of-the-art FRS solution. 
4. Leveraging Government Resources: Elev8 Technologies recognizes the value of collaborating with government agencies in disaster preparedness. The Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provide technical resources and templates for family reunification and support during emergencies. Elev8 Technologies has used these valuable resources to enhance the effectiveness of its FRS platform.  
In conclusion, Elev8 Technologies’ commitment to creating a Family Reunification Service is rooted in a deep understanding of prioritizing the needs of children and families during emergencies, adhering to regulatory standards, learning from leading practices, and leveraging government resources. By embracing these principles, Elev8 Technologies aims to provide healthcare facilities and organizations with a robust Family Reunification Service that ensures the safe and efficient reunification of families during challenging times.
At Elev8technologies, we are not done and have much more on the horizon. We possess a clear vision and a roadmap that now serve as our mission to enable us to continually improve our service and aspire to be a dedicated partner in Family Reunification.
1 Joint Commission Emergency Management Standard EM.14.01.01
2 Reuniting Families After a Disaster | The Joint Commission
3 Health and Human Services Family Reunification and Support References
4 FEMA Programs
5 American Academy of Pediatrics