Apps for Disaster Information Management

DIMRCThe Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) is an online resource developed by the National Library of Medicine to provide access to health information resources and technology for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. The site aims to “connect people to quality disaster health information and foster a culture of community resiliency.”

The site offers access to databases, literature, and training that is useful for healthcare providers who might be involved in the first response after a disaster. They provide a list of emergency response tools and apps designed to keep mobile users connected to important information and resources in the event of a disaster.

Of particular interest is Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER), a system designed to assist emergency responders in hazardous material incidents. WISER can access information on over 400 chemicals and radiologic agents to  help responders identify hazardous materials and respond to chemical emergencies. Notably, it is available as a standalone download so an internet connection is not needed to access information.


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