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802.11 (WiFi) is a well established network communications protocol that has wide applicability in civil infrastructure. This paper describes research that explores the design of 802.11 networks enhanced to support data communications in disaster environments. The focus of these efforts is to create network infrastructure to support operations by(More)
Mobile information technology can help first responders assist patients more quickly, reliably, and safely, while focusing resources on those most in need. Yet the disaster setting complicates reliable networked computing. The WIISARD client-server architecture provides mobile IT support for medical response in disasters. Cached remote objects (CROs) are(More)
Medical care at mass casualty incidents and disasters requires rapid patient triage and assessment, acute care and disposition often in the setting of overwhelming numbers of victims, limited time, and little resources. Current systems rely on a paper triage tag on which rescuers and medical providers mark the patient's triage status and record limited(More)
When medical care is initiated at a mass casualty event, the first activity is the triage of victims, which is the grouping by victims severity of injury. Paper triage tags are often used to mark victims' triage status and to record information on injuries and treatments administered in the field. In this paper we describe the design and development of(More)
Achieving reliable, efficient data communications networks at disaster site is a difficult task. Network paradigms such as Wireless Mesh Network (WMN) architectures are one paradigm for providing high bandwidth scalable data communication. WMNs are formed by self-organized wireless nodes that use multi-hop wireless relaying for data communications. In this(More)
The AMIA biomedical informatics (BMI) core competencies have been designed to support and guide graduate education in BMI, the core scientific discipline underlying the breadth of the field's research, practice, and education. The core definition of BMI adopted by AMIA specifies that BMI is 'the interdisciplinary field that studies and pursues the effective(More)
In this paper, we describe a computer architecture, which we call SecondOpinion, designed for automated, normative patient decision support over the World Wide Web. SecondOpinion custom tailors the discussion of therapy options for patients by eliciting their preferences for relevant health states via an interactive WWW interface and then integrating those(More)