Development of Coordination Mechanisms During Different Kinds of Emergencies (COncORDE)

As part of the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) Crisislab participates in the 3 year research, technological development and demonstration project COncORDE, which has started in May 2014.

COncORDE stands for ‘Development of Coordination Mechanisms During Different Kinds of Emergencies’ and aims to develop a web-based (real-time) application that will facilitate (medical) emergency responders as well as a resilient community during medical emergencies. Improving the operational information exchange between people requiring emergency medical help, the responders and a resilient community through a shared information space will help individuals to coordinate their efforts better and (more) adequately execute their operational tasks. The better provision of information will also facilitate more adequate decision making. Furthermore, the COncORDE system is expected to have significant impact on the preparedness of a community and on the accumulation of evidence for best practices, as it aims to capture the flow of an incident, and use it to evaluate, audit, as well as train emergency response services.

The COncORDE consortium is an international consortium which consists of 14 research and/or technology development as well as emergency response partners. Led by Cambridge University Hospital (United Kingdom) the consortium furthermore consists, besides Crisislab, of partners from:

  • Greece (Hellenic Rescue Team, European Dynamics, and National Center for Scientific Research),
  • Finland (Technical Research Centre of Finland),
  • Cyprus (University of Cyprus),
  • Turkey (Koc University),
  • Belgium (Public Safety Communication Europe),
  • Ireland (Konnekt- Able Technologies)
  • Portugal (Environmental Systems Research Institute en INOVA+),
  • Romania (SIVECO) and
  • Norway (Crisis Training AS).

 

For more information about the COncORDE project, see the brochure or http://www.concorde-project.eu

November 2015: COncORDE’s first newsletter can be found here.

June 2016: COncORDE’s second newsletter can be found here.

September 2016: Crisislab together with the University of Cyprus and Cambridge University Hospital has published the article ‘Integrated modelling of medical emergency response process for improved coordination and decision support’ in Healthcare Technology Letters. The article is based upon the results of Task 2.3: “COncORDE conceptual framework modelling” and models both the COncORDE conceptual framework as well as the medical response process. The article can be found here.

February 2017: COncORDE’s third newsletter can be found here.

August 2017: A short evaluation of the second pilot in Thessaloniki by Crisislab can be found here.

 

In opdracht van de Europese Commissie participeert Crisislab samen met partners uit verschillende Europese landen in het driejarige Europese FP7-onderzoeksproject COncORDE. Het onderzoek is in mei 2014 formeel van start gegaan.

In Concorde dat staat voor ‘Development of Coordination Mechanisms During Different Kinds of Emergencies’ wordt onderzoek gedaan naar de toepassing van een (real-time) applicatie ter ondersteuning en training van (medische) hulpverleners bij de triage van slachtoffers tijdens crisissituaties.

Crisislab werkt binnen dit project samen met onderzoekers en hulpverleners uit het Verenigd Koninkrijk (Cambridge University Hospital), Griekenland (Hellenic Rescue Team, European Dynamics en National Center for Scientific Research), Finland (Technical Research Centre of Finland), Cyprus (University of Cyprus), Turkije (Koc University), België (Public Safety Communication Europe), Ierland (Konnekt- Able Technologies) Portugal (Environmental Systems Research Institute en INOVA+), Roemenië (SIVECO) en Noorwegen (Crisis Training AS).

Meer informatie over het project kunt u lezen in de brochure of op http://www.concorde-project.eu

Crisislab, the University of Cyprus en Cambridge University Hospital publiceerden in september 2016 een eerste artikel in Healthcare technology Letters: ‘Integrated modelling of medical emergency response process for improved coordination and decision support’. Het artikel treft u hier

De eerste nieuwsbrief van het project (november 2015) kunt u hier vinden.

De tweede nieuwsbrief (juni 2016) kunt u hier vinden.

De derde nieuwsbrief (februari 2017) kunt u hier vinden.

Een korte evaluatie door Crisislab van de tweede pilot in Thessaloniki kunt u hier vinden.

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