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Disaster and Mass Casualty Information Management System with Smartphone and IC Tag

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Introduction

The disaster and mass casualty information management system with Smartphone and IC Tag is designed to assist rapid medical treatment in case of large scale disasters and emergencies by using information and communication technologies (ICT). The system efficiently collects and shares information accurately and in real time, and provides complete support for triage, treatment and transportation in emergency medicine in case of disaster.

The system can be used not only for making triage decisions but also for storing medical records for all medical treatments and therapies provided in a disaster. It helps to decide the most effective treatment policy and various other medical actions in a disaster. The system is particularly useful in situations where rescue and medical treatment are required at multiple locations over a wide area. It supports not only diagnosis and treatment soon after a disaster but also assists the disaster response headquarters and Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) to respond swiftly and to develop and operate extensive transportation systems.

The system was jointly developed with the Osaka General Medical Center (the only major disaster medical treatment center in Osaka).

History:
Smartphone Supports Patients and Selects Priority in Disaster Sites (3SPiders)
"3SPiders" is a project of Osaka General Medical Center. (You can open it in a separate window.)

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System outline

System outline

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  • Identification of patients
    The combination of Smartphone and IC tag helps manage and identify patients' information. (Uses FeliCa (a contactless RFID smart card system from Sony) for the IC tag and Android Smartphone with a mobile wallet function)
  • Collection of information
    This system supports diagnosis, transmits information seamlessly to servers, and helps you free yourselves from "human-wave tactics", such as collecting paper chart and posting diagnosis results on a whiteboard.
  • Collection of information
    The server function extracts information quickly and easily, reducing paperwork by controlling, aggregating and sharing history information.
  • Sharing of information
    You can grasp both the detailed and overall conditions in real time by linking and synchronizing the data with the on-site first-aid stations, ER headquarters in hospitals, staging care units (SCU) and local government headquarters.

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Major functions

  • Diagnoses of patients by triage (supports assessment by the START method, PAT method and vital signs)
  • Support for diagnoses from results
  • Grasping of conditions of patients and medical staff (number of persons, locations, etc.)
  • Support for confirming the safety of unidentified patients with face photographs
  • Support for ordering medicines, ordering image examinations and other medical treatment actions
  • Automatic collection and transmission of examination results from blood gas examination equipment
  • Support for staging care decisions and printing of staging care charts (in conformity with DMAT standard ledger)
  • Printing of patients' charts
  • Registration and referencing of chronology (video and voice may be attached)
  • Sharing of information with the local government, disaster site facilities and relevant agencies
  • Live broadcasting of the site (in progress)
  • TV meetings for the local government headquarters, disaster base hospital and staging care units (SCU) (in progress)
  • Linking information with wide-area Emergency Medical Information System (EMIS) (future)

Trademarks

For the trademarks provided in "Examples of identification technologies used in disaster medicine", refer to "Trademarks (Japanese)".

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