Tag Archives: disaster

Harvard, Tufts, MIT stage 3-day humanitarian disaster simulation

“We have a saying in the simulation: ‘Rain is educational,’” Stephanie Kayden said, considering the cold, wet New England forest around her on a drizzly spring day. Across the surrounding landscape, 115 students from Harvard, Tufts, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology were getting a firsthand taste of life as humanitarian aid workers. Divided into… Read More »

Wildfires: Data access in times of disaster

To help those responding to disasters like the wildfires ravaging California every year, authorities have created the Patient Unified Lookup System for Emergencies (PULSE). PULSE is a web application connecting HIE organisations and other data sources in order to be used during disaster scenarios and enable volunteers to help those being evacuated. It was originally… Read More »