Emergency Medical Transport

 

 

 

Emergency Medical Transport

Understanding and supporting human evidence based decision making for emergency medical transport

The objective of this project is to design a decision support tool to aid emergency transport dispatch in selecting modes of transportation. Historical data on both air and land ambulance operations will be utilized to predict patient time to definite care (i.e., delivery of patient to receiving hospital). An interface will be designed which will provide the information needed by dispatch operators to make time-critical decisions under uncertainty. Project in conjunction with Dr. Russell MacDonald (ORNGE, University of Toronto).

Sponsor(s): ORNGE, NSERC (PGS D)

Student PI(s): Wayne Giang

 

Publications

Refereed archival journal publications 

Giang, W., Donmez, B., Ahghari, M., & MacDonald, R. D. (2014). The impact of precipitation on land interfacility transport times. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 29(6), 1-7.

Giang, W., Donmez, B., Fatahi, A., Ahghari, M., & MacDonald, R. D. (2014). Supporting air versus ground vehicle decisions for interfacility medical transport using historical data. IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, 44(1), 55-65.

Conference proceedings and other non-journal articles (fully refereed)

Giang, W. C. W., Ponnambalam, C. T., He, X., & Donmez, B. (2018). Understanding individual differences in use of historical-data-based decision support tools for time estimation in medical dispatch. In Proceedings of the 2018 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare (pp. 38-43), Boston, MA.

Giang, W. C. W., Hui, L., Donmez, B., Ahghari, M., & MacDonald, R. D. (2016). Dispatch decision making in an air medical transport system. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 60th Annual Meeting (pp. 259-263), Washington, DC.

Giang, W. C. W., Donmez, B., Zakir, A., Ahghari, M., & MacDonald, R. D. (2015). Supporting dispatch decisions in interfacility medical transfers: Understanding the roles of uncertainty and reliability. In Proceedings of the International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare (pp. 174-178), Baltimore, MD.

Giang, W. C. W. & Donmez, B. (2015). Interpreting visualizations of historical variability for estimating future events. In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Naturalistic Decision Making, McLean, VA.