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dc.contributor.advisorSteckler, Brian
dc.contributor.authorKelley, Sean William
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:33:38Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:33:38Z
dc.date.issued2005-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/1946
dc.description.abstractThis thesis analyzes the feasibility, efficacy and usability of medical operations working in concert with a Fly-Away Kit (FLAK) and the forming of Hastily Formed Networks (HFNs) in support of Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HA/DR) operations. The initial focus of this research is on the requirements, situation, area of operations, and mission differences between nongovernmental organizations and governmental organizations. The thesis researches and discusses the possibilities for implementing medical technology in the field and the conditions and scenarios in HA/DR that may affect its success. This process will also define the requirements for medical operations as well as facilitate a methodology for ensuring those requirements are met. This thesis investigates the suitability of currently available COTS hardware and software components for medical operations. In addition, it includes a comprehensive review of the value of electronic medical records and telemedicine technologies. Virtually all organizations responding to the December 26, 2004 Southeast Asia tsunami did not have the benefit of large scale medical information technology. For example, the ability to ascertain the real extent of injuries due to the tsunami was hampered by the lack of a central database. Initial media reports claimed a death toll of over 300,000 people, when in fact hindsight now provides a more accurate tally of just over 200,000 dead. This disparity resulted from an archaic system of tracking and accounting. Undoubtedly, humanitarian medical organizations will greatly benefit from the implementation of medical information technology capabilities. This thesis lays the groundwork for further research into medical technologies that can be deployed in the field with humanitarian medical teams in the near future.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/annalysisofuseof109451946
dc.format.extentxviii, 169 p. : col. ill., col. maps ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsApproved for public release, distribution unlimiteden_US
dc.subject.lcshMedical careen_US
dc.subject.lcshComputer programsen_US
dc.subject.lcshMedical suppliesen_US
dc.subject.lcshDatabasesen_US
dc.subject.lcshElectronicsen_US
dc.subject.lcshInformation technologyen_US
dc.subject.lcshManagementen_US
dc.titleAn analysis of the use of medical applications required for complex humanitarian disasters and emergencies via Hastily Formed Networks (HFN) in the fielden_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderEhlert, James
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.).
dc.contributor.departmentInformation Sciences (IS)
dc.identifier.oclc62174456
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineInformation Technology Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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