CASE STUDY 4:
PROJECT: Bioterrorism Emergency Response for 14 Bay Area Counties (Bay Area Disaster Meds)
CLIENT: Bay Area Mass Prophylaxis Working Group (BAMPWG)
QUICK RESPONSE TO WIDESPREAD PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCIES
Fourteen Bay Area Public Health departments needed a website to assist in distributing antibiotics to the greater Bay Area public in the event of a large-scale public health emergency such as a bioterrorism event or a disease outbreak. The site needed to be quick loading and be able to handle sudden surges in traffic.
A drug dispensing screening algorithm was developed for users to select the appropriate medicine based on a variety of factors like age, weight, and health conditions. Administrative functions were developed to quickly move the site from standby to emergency mode with full reporting capabilities. Site has a robust interface for content and document management, and supports three languages.
EMERGENCY RESPONSE FUNCTIONS
Bioterrorism Emergency Response
Bay area experiences a bioterrorism attack like release of anthrax or a natural event like bird flu.
Press release, TV news announcements to go to website.
Residents of 14 Bay Area county go to website to fill out a questionnaire to determine what kind of antibiotic protection they need based on personal issues like age, allergies, pregnancy etc.
Residents receive their recommended medicine
Residents go to dispensary and receive medication
They are protected!