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Real-Time Emergency Medical System Winner of Prestigious Homeland Security Award

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Forte' Incorporated client BREMSS, the Birmingham Regional Emergency Medical Services System, was selected as the winner of the prestigious Mitretek Innovations Award in Homeland Security as announced today by Mitretek Systems and the Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard’s prestigious John F. Kennedy School.

mitretek_award110a.jpgThe Award was bestowed today in Birmingham, Alabama, at the University of Alabama, Birmingham by President and CEO of Mitretek Dr. Lydia Thomas, and Director of the Ash Institute for Democratic Governance Gowher Rizvi.

In making the award presentation, Dr. Thomas said, “We at Mitretek are proud to recognize the Birmingham Regional Emergency Medical Services System as the winner of a rigorous national competition of good ideas and innovation in homeland security. This award program is about discovering and sharing great ideas from around the country and learning how they are put into action.”

The Birmingham Regional Emergency Medical Services System operates a regional trauma, stroke, divert, and bio/chem terrorism monitoring system to assure patients are always routed to the closest available hospital to treat their emergency.

The system utilizes the Forte'-developed LifeTrac system, a state-of-the-art technology that directs the efforts of an emergency medical system to efficiently deal with emergency room, trauma center, stroke center availability, as well as hospital diversion coordination.

The system monitors for bio-chem events and assists in mass casualty incidents for the participating 14 hospital network. LifeTrac is built around a unique, wide-area computer network that connects multiple hospital emergency departments to exchange critical, life-saving information as well as coordination of ambulance routing, air ambulance responses and data collection.

The Mitretek Innovations Award in Homeland Security seeks to identify, explore, and highlight creative and effective government and public-private partnership solutions — and the leaders behind them—to the nation’s homeland security concerns.

The criteria for this award assume that the "best practices" to be adopted in the future are emerging from practitioners operating in the field today. The recipient of the Mitretek Innovations Award in Homeland Security is determined by a distinguished national panel of experts in the field of homeland security, chaired by Judge William H. Webster.

From a broad field of national applicants, five finalists for the Award are selected and subjected to a site evaluation and representatives of each finalist program make presentations to the national selection committee at Harvard.

The Mitretek Innovations Award in Homeland Security represents an important collaboration between Mitretek Systems, a nonprofit scientific research and engineering corporation that operates in the public interest, and the Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, sponsor of the Innovations in American Government Awards.

Mitretek Systems is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3), scientific research and engineering corporation that operates in the public interest. Mitretek applies expertise in conjunction with objectivity and independence to address challenges of national significance in areas such as homeland and national security, healthcare, energy and environment, and transportation.

The Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government fosters excellence in government around the world in order to generate and strengthen democracy. Through its awards program, research, publications, curriculum support, and global network, the Institute champions critical milestones and effective governance and democratic practice.

Links:
www.mitretek.org
www.ashinstitute.harvard.edu
www.HomelandSecurityInnovations.org

Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2006
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