Information Systems For Emergency Management, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0765621355
  • ISBN-13: 9780765621351
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 416 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released December 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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This book provides the most current and comprehensive overview 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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Other Frontmatter.
Series Editor’s Introduction.
1: The Domain of Emergency Management Information.
2: Foundations.
3: Structuring the Problem Space of User Interface Design for Disaster Response Technologies.
4: Protecting the Public, Addressing Individual Rights: Ethical Issues in Emergency Management Information Systems for Public Health Emergencies.
5: Individual and Organizational Context.
6: Mitigating Maladaptive Threat Rigidity Responses to Crisis.
7: Do Expert Teams in Rapid Crisis Response Use their Tools Efficiently?.
8: Case Studies.
9: STATPACK™: An Emergency Response System for Microbiology Laboratory Diagnostics and Consultation.
10: Coordination of Emergency Response: An Examination of the Roles of People, Process, and Information Technology.
11: The Challenges Facing a Humanitarian MIS: A Study of the Information Management System for Mine Action in Iraq.
12: User Perspectives on the Minnesota Interorganizational Mayday: Information System.
13: Emis Design and Technology.
14: Simulation and Emergency Management.
15: Conceptualizing A User-Support Task Structure for Geocollaborative Disaster Management Environments.
16: Operational Applications of Space Technologies in International Humanitarian Emergency Response.
17: Near Real-Time Global Disaster Impact Analysis.
18: Toward Standards-Based Resource Management Systems for Emergency Management.
19: Requirements and Open Architecture for Environmental Risk Management Information Systems.
20: Emergency Response Information Systems: Past, Present, and Future.
Editors and Contributors.
Series Editor.