toggle visibility Search & Display Options

Select All    Deselect All
 |   | 
  Record Links
Author (up) Geoffrey Hoare; Jeffrey Nield; Tom Belcuore; Tom Rich pdf  isbn
  Title Information needs and decision support in health and medical disasters Type Conference Article
  Year 2008 Publication Proceedings of ISCRAM 2008 – 5th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management Abbreviated Journal ISCRAM 2008  
  Volume Issue Pages 778-786  
  Keywords Artificial intelligence; Database systems; Decision making; Decision support systems; Disaster prevention; Disasters; Health; Information systems; Decision makers; Decision supports; Disaster management; Incident command systems; Incident Management; Information overloads; Medical decision making; Medical systems; Information management  
  Abstract During a disaster, health and medical decision makers need accurate, timely information. However, it is seldom readily available to the right decision makers, at the right time. Quite a number of databases currently exist with information about health and medical organizations which decision makers need during a disaster. Some of these databases have functions that facilitate decision-making and communication before, during and after a disaster. In theory, linking several existing databases will supply this information. Also, other functions can be provided in one package for incident management and monitoring of the preparedness capacity of a State's health and medical systems. But, this has not happened yet in Florida. This research assessed the different users needs, defined the information required to make good decisions and is testing a pilot decision support system of linked databases.  
  Address Florida Department of Health, United States; ESS Group, United States; Abt Assoc., United States  
  Corporate Author Thesis  
  Publisher Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM Place of Publication Washington, DC Editor F. Fiedrich, B. Van de Walle  
  Language English Summary Language English Original Title  
  Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title  
  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 2411-3387 ISBN 9780615206974 Medium  
  Track Applications for Mitigating Information Overload Expedition Conference 5th International ISCRAM Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 586  
Share this record to Facebook
Select All    Deselect All
 |   | 

Save Citations:
Export Records: