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R-CAST-MED: Applying Intelligent Agents to Support Emergency Medical Decision-Making Teams

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R-CAST-MED: Applying Intelligent Agents to Support Emergency Medical Decision-Making Teams
Decision-making is a crucial aspect of emergency response during mass casualty incidents (MCIs). MCIs require rapid decisions to be taken by geographically-dispersed teams in an environment characterized by insufficient information, ineffective collaboration and inadequate resources. Despite the increasing adoption of decision support systems in healthcare, there is limited evidence of their value in large-scale disasters. We conducted focus groups with emergency medical services and emergency department personnel who revealed that one of the main challenges in emergency response during MCIs is information management. Therefore, to alleviate the issues arising from ineffective information management, we propose R-CAST-MED, an intelligent agent architecture built on Recognition-Primed Decision-making (RPD) and Shared Mental Models (SMMs). A simulation of R-CAST-MED showed that this tool enabled efficient information management by identifying relevant information, inferring missing infor...
Shizhuo Zhu, Joanna Abraham, Sharoda A. Paul, Madh
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where AIME
Authors Shizhuo Zhu, Joanna Abraham, Sharoda A. Paul, Madhu C. Reddy, John Yen, Mark Pfaff, Christopher DeFlitch
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