Lost Person Finder a project of the Bethesda Hospitals’ Emergency Preparedness Partnership (BHEPP). Presentation at Health Stat 2.0 May 20, 2010 Dr. Glenn Pearson Software Developer, Aquilent , Inc. At the Communications Engineering Branch
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Presentation at Health Stat 2.0
May 20, 2010
Dr. Glenn Pearson
Software Developer, Aquilent, Inc.
At the Communications Engineering Branch
Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications
National Library of Medicine
National Library of Medicine/NIH/HHS, a partner in BHEPP
Purpose: To address a surge of lost persons in a local disaster, by developing a prototype system to enter, search for, and display their descriptions and pictures.
Disaster occurs with mass casualties
Injured are triaged
Staff/volunteerscapture text & photos of victims – initial & updates
LPF Database (MySQL),
Image file storage,
Notification and status by wall displays, email, web, etc. Includes statistics for disaster management/awareness
Public search & entry of photos & descriptions via LPF web site, mobile email
“Alpha” LPF components were first fielded, successfully, during the Collaborative Multi-agency Exercise (CMAX ’09) last October.
Several “Notification Wall” display sites
Web site reporting & search – e.g., on hospital’s Computer on Wheels (COW)
1st prototype mobile web site search on iPod Touch
Ricoh camera & TriagePic manned by social workers near ER entrance
Several “Notification Wall” displays, stations to use LPF web site for report/search