Application of knowledge management and the intelligence continuum for medical emergencies and disaster scenarios

Wickramasinghe, N, Bali, R and Naguib, R 2006, 'Application of knowledge management and the intelligence continuum for medical emergencies and disaster scenarios', in Atam P. Dhawan, Ph.D. (ed.) IEEE 2006 International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, New York City, NY, USA, 30 Aug - 3 Sept 2006, pp. 5149-5152.


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Title Application of knowledge management and the intelligence continuum for medical emergencies and disaster scenarios
Author(s) Wickramasinghe, N
Bali, R
Naguib, R
Year 2006
Conference name IEEE 2006 International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Conference location New York City, NY, USA
Conference dates 30 Aug - 3 Sept 2006
Proceedings title IEEE 2006 International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Editor(s) Atam P. Dhawan, Ph.D.
Publisher IEEE
Place of publication New York, USA
Start page 5149
End page 5152
Total pages 4
Abstract The world has recently witnessed several large scale natural disasters. These include the Asian tsunami which devastated many of the countries around the rim of the Indian Ocean in December 2004, extensive flooding in many parts of Europe in August 2005, hurricane katrina (September 2005), the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in many regions of Asia and Canada in 2003 and the Pakistan earthquake (towards the end of 2005). Such emergency and disaster situations (E&DS) serve to underscore the utter chaos that ensues in the aftermath of such events, the many casualties and lives lost not to mention the devastation and destruction that is left behind. One recurring theme that is apparent in all these situations is that, irrespective of the warnings of imminent threats, countries have not been prepared and ready to exhibit effective and efficient crisis management. This paper examines the application of the tools, techniques and processes of the knowledge economy to develop a prescriptive model that will support superior decision making in E&DS, thereby enabling effective and efficient crisis management.
Subjects Information Systems not elsewhere classified
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