Emergency medical services vehicle redeployment recommendation based on complete system state analysis (EMS redeploy)

Tim Belshe, Jeff Goodhuc, Jessica Yeh, Dave Lindberg, Jeffrey B Goldberg

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Abstract

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) dispatchers are given the stressful task to redeploy EMS vehicles to maintain adequate coverage of a city. Most city dispatchers perform this task by looking at a physical or computer map and forming a decision based on their experience and intuition. This can result in inefficient redeployment of vehicles costing the city wasted resources (e.g. gas. vehicle maintenance) and manpower. The purpose of this research project is to create a tool to assist dispatchers in redeploying vehicles in a quick and efficient manner through algorithm analysis of total system state. An integrated software application was created to quickly provide the dispatcher with a recommendation, and in conjunction with their experience, a final redeployment decision would be made.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2006 IEEE Systems and Information Engineering Design Symposium, SIEDS'06
Pages298-303
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event2006 IEEE Systems and Information Engineering Design Symposium, SIEDS'06 - Charlottesville, VA, United States
Duration: Apr 28 2006Apr 28 2006

Other

Other2006 IEEE Systems and Information Engineering Design Symposium, SIEDS'06
CountryUnited States
CityCharlottesville, VA
Period4/28/064/28/06

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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Belshe, T., Goodhuc, J., Yeh, J., Lindberg, D., & Goldberg, J. B. (2007). Emergency medical services vehicle redeployment recommendation based on complete system state analysis (EMS redeploy). In Proceedings of the 2006 IEEE Systems and Information Engineering Design Symposium, SIEDS'06 (pp. 298-303). [4055155] https://doi.org/10.1109/SIEDS.2006.278693