Information Systems for Emergency Management

Information Systems for Emergency Management

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This book provides the most current and comprehensive overview available today of the critical role of information systems in emergency response and preparedness. It includes contributions from leading scholars, practitioners, and industry researchers, and covers all phases of disaster management--mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. Foundational chapters provide a design framework and review ethical issues. Context chapters describe the characteristics of individuals and organizations in which EMIS are designed and studied. Case Study chapters include systems for distributed microbiology laboratory diagnostics to detect possible epidemics or bioterrorism, humantarian MIS, and response coordination systems. Systems Design and Technology chapters cover simulation, geocollaborative systems, global disaster impact analysis, and environmental risk analysis. Throughout the book, the editors and contributors give special emphasis to the importance of assessing the practical usefulness of new information systems for supporting emergency preparedness and response, rather than drawing conclusions from a theoretical understanding of the potential benefits of new technologies.This chapter presents a case study of the Minnesota Mayday system, a service- oriented architecture-based information system that automatically pushes select General Motors (GM) OnStar emergency data to preauthorized emergencyanbsp;...

Title:Information Systems for Emergency Management
Author:Bartel Van de Walle, Murray Turoff, Starr Roxanne Hiltz
Publisher:M.E. Sharpe - 2009-12-29


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