Simulation-based Planning and Training Tool for Infectious Disease Outbreak, i.e., Pandemic Influenza

Period of Performance: 05/08/2008 - 10/11/2010

$750K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Total Immersion Software, Inc.
1 Enterprise Pkwy Suite 330
Hampton, VA 23666
Principal Investigator

Abstract

PandemicWorld is being developed by Total Immersion Software as an aid to hospital and other medical treatment facilities in planning for and managing a medical catastrophe. PandemicWorld s purpose is to allow hospital/MTF personnel to develop and evaluate operational plans for resource management (personnel, traffic, triage, treatment management) in their own unique treatment facility across a variety of operating conditions. Conditions include controlling the rate and mixing the influx of patients (i.e., pandemic flu victims or people with everyday needs such as accident victims, women going into labor, etc.), the availability of health care workers, and the availability of resources. PandemicWorld provides a hospital staff the tools to simulate events using their existing operating plans, but allows them to test those operation plans in the extreme circumstances they might face in the event of a medical disaster such as pandemic flu outbreak.