Disasters

Telemedicine in the intensive care unit: its role in emergencies and disaster management.

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Mar 27, 2015

Disasters and emergencies lead to an overburdened health care system after the event, so additional telemedicine support can improve patient outcomes.

Spatiotemporal detection of unusual human population behavior using mobile phone data.

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Mar 26, 2015

With the aim to contribute to humanitarian response to disasters and violent events, scientists have proposed the development of analytical tools that could identify emergency events in real-time, using mobile phone data.

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Mobile technologies in the management of disasters: the results of a telemedicine solution.

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Feb 04, 2002

Nowadays a great number of applications are used to compile and transmit casualties and disasters information but there are many troubles associated with the technology as can be the communications reliability and the size and weight of the devices medical staff has to carry with.

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Handheld computer application for medical disaster management.

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Jan 22, 2007

We developed a prototype system that can provide reliable communications in the event of a medical disaster. The system uses redundant wireless protocols on handheld computers to deploy medical personnel, and to facilitate communication between ancillary treatment sites and a command center.

Wireless remote control of clinical image workflow: using a PDA for off-site distribution and disaster recovery.

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Apr 06, 2007

This paper describes a picture archiving and communication system (PACS) tool based on Web technology that remotely manages medical images between a PACS archive and remote destinations.

Household disaster preparedness and information sources: Rapid cluster survey after a storm in New South Wales, Australia.

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Jul 07, 2008

BACKGROUND: A storm-related disaster in New South Wales, Australia in June 2007 caused infrastructure damage, interrupted essential services, and presented major public health risks. We investigated household disaster preparedness and information sources used before and during the disaster.

Health and safety aspects of deployment of Australian disaster medical assistance team members: results of a national survey.

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Sep 14, 2009

BACKGROUND: Disaster medical assistance teams (DMATs) have responded to numerous international disasters in recent years. As part of a national survey, the present study was designed to evaluate Australian DMAT experience in relation to health and safety aspects of actual deployment.

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