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December, 2014


Using robotic telecommunications to triage pediatric disaster victims

Burke RV et al, Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 47(1)

During a disaster, hospitals may be overwhelmed and have an insufficient number of pediatric specialists available to care for injured children. The aim of this study was to determine the feasibility of remotely providing pediatric expertise via a robot to treat pediatric victims.
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17 January 2012 | No Comments »
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Design and evaluation of a wireless electronic health records system for field care in mass casualty settings

Lenert LA et al, J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2011

There is growing interest in the use of technology to enhance the tracking and quality of clinical information available for patients in disaster settings. This paper describes the design and evaluation of the Wireless Internet Information System for Medical Response in Disasters (WIISARD).
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10 July 2011 | No Comments »
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Implementing Telemedicine in Medical Emergency Response: Concept of Operation for a Regional Telemedicine Hub

Xiong W et al, Journal of Medical Systems, 2010

A regional telemedicine hub, providing linkage of a telemedicine command center with an extended network of clinical experts in the setting of a natural or intentional disaster, may facilitate future disaster response and improve patient outcomes. However, the health benefits derived from the use of telemedicine in disaster response have not been quantitatively analyzed.
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20 December 2010 | No Comments »
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Web 2.0 and Internet Social Networking: A New tool for Disaster Management? – Lessons from Taiwan

Huang C et al, BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 10(1)

Internet social networking tools and the emerging web 2.0 technologies are providing a new way for web users and health workers in information sharing and knowledge dissemination. Based on the characters of immediate, two-way and large scale of impact, the internet social networking tools have been utilized as a solution in emergency response during disasters. This paper highlights the use of internet social networking in disaster emergency response and public health management of disasters by focusing on a case study of the typhoon Morakot disaster in Taiwan.
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10 October 2010 | No Comments »
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Health Information and Communication System for Emergency Management in a Developing Country, Iran

Seyedin, Seyed Hesam, and Hamid R. Jamali, Journal of Medical Systems, 2009

Disasters are fortunately rare occurrences. However, accurate and timely information and communication are vital to adequately prepare individual health organizations for such events. The current article investigates the health related communication and information systems for emergency management in Iran. A mixed qualitative and quantitative methodology was used in this study. A sample of 230 health service managers was surveyed using a questionnaire and 65 semi-structured interviews were also conducted with public health and therapeutic affairs managers who were responsible for emergency management.
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22 November 2009 | No Comments »
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Optimal displacement of a mobile telemedicine unit in an urban disaster scenario

Puentes, J. et al, International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology, 2(1)

Mobile telemedicine systems could improve disaster scenario medical response, serving to cope partly with the crucial insufficiency of resources. Mobility is useful to provide the essential remotely assisted care to victims where they were found, in addition to evacuate them. Deciding mobile units’ intervention adds to the complexity of disaster response coordination.
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10 December 2008 | No Comments »
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Emergency telepsychiatry

Yellowlees P et al, J Telemed Telecare, 14(6)

Telepsychiatry can be used in two kinds of psychiatric emergencies: one-time clinical events and public health situations associated with mass disaster. Emergency telepsychiatry delivered by videoconferencing has the potential to improve patient care in many settings. Although experience is limited, it has been found to be safe and effective, as well as satisfactory to both emergency department staff and the psychiatric patients treated. The development of comprehensive and standardized guidelines is necessary.
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8 September 2008 | No Comments »
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Developing a National Inventory of Telehealth Resources for Rapid and Effective Emergency Medical Care: A White Paper Developed by the American Telemedicine Association Emergency Preparedness and Response Special Interest Group

Balch, David, Telemedicine and e-Health, 14(6)

The unprecedented and growing threats to the safety and security of the U.S. population and many other countries around the world from Mass Casualty Incidents (MCIs), both natural and manmade, range in scope from the general and massive to directed and local. In a post-9/11 world, there is renewed emphasis to develop a global, systematic, coordinated, comprehensive strategy to improve medical response to catastrophic events. Such strategy must address all aspects of preparedness and response, including early detection, local risk awareness, containment, treatment of victims for each region or county involved, and subsequent prevention of injury or illness (mitigation). Communication from MCI sites to outside resource providers is a common problem. Communication gaps regarding medical needs may lead to delays in critical care.
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8 September 2008 | No Comments »
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