Integrated system of health care in disasters and emergencies

In medical emergencies the first 60 minutes are considered the "golden hours", a period when more lives could be saved if appropriate measures are taken.

IPF worked this issue for several years, built several systems with success:

  1. A system for training of health professionals, with visualization of medical protocols for use in cases of disasters. This project was undertaken in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Defense, between 1996 and 1998.
  2. A PDA-based systems for military use in health emergencies.
  3. An expert system for everyday use in massive emergencies oriented to "triage" of patients and based on health cards.


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