<i>Information Systems for Emergency Management</i>

Title

Information Systems for Emergency Management

Files

Description

Series Editor: Vladimir Zwass

Editors: Bartel Van De Walle, Murray Turoff, Starr Roxanne Hiltz

Chapter, STATPack – An Emergency Response System for Microbiology Laboratory Diagnostics and Consultation, authored by Ann Fruhling, UNO faculty member.

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, humanitarian 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.

ISBN

978-0765621344

Publication Date

2009

Publisher

M.E. Sharpe

City

Armonk, NY

Department

Interdisciplinary Informatics

Comments

Part of the Advances in Management Information Systems series.

Fruhling, Ann, (2010). STATPack – An Emergency Response System for Microbiology Laboratory Diagnostics and Consultation In B. Walle, M. Turoff, and S.R. Hiltz (Eds.), Information Systems for Emergency Management. Armouk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, Inc.