Publication:
A GIS Systems Engineering Approach to Optimize EMS Response Times in Tompkins County, New York

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Authors
Stilley, Thomas E. Jr.
Subjects
Optimization
EMS
ambulance service optimization
GIS tools
Advisors
George, Albert R.
Date of Issue
2019-05-29
Date
2019-05-29
Publisher
Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
The Tompkins Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system is unlike many other systems. It is an intricate system involving many subsystems, people, locations, and motivations. The goal of optimization or streamlining is an impossible task without the full understanding of system components including political personalities, geographical barriers, fiscal differences, and legal ramifications. Realizing this, a full “systems approach” is the ideal method to address the county’s EMS system deficiencies. The sections below explain the application of each system tool. Seen early on, the abstract application of some tools is necessary to increase utility. Ultimately, the full system process increased understanding of the complete EMS network resulting in feasible and practical solutions to implement.
Type
Thesis
Description
CIVINS (Civilian Institutions) Thesis document
Department
Systems Engineering
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NPS Report Number
Sponsors
CIVINS
Weiser, Irene
Funder
CIVINS
CIVINS
Format
28 p.
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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