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Welcome to the TCIS Research Website!

Welcome to the Time-Critical Information Services (TCIS) research project web site. This site provides information about a multi-year project sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) (Award# 0535273) and awarded to Thomas A Horan, Ph.D. (PI) and Benjamin Schooley (Co-PI), Kay Center for E-Health Research, School of Information Systems and Technology, Claremont Graduate University.

The motivation for this study is the need to improve the performance of time-critical government services, such as emergency medical services (EMS), through more innovative use of information systems. The research study lasted four years and encompassed conceptual development, case studies, an expert symposium and, ultimately the design of a prototype called "CrashHelp". These results were achieved by the project team, in collaboration sith several partners including the University of Minnesota, ComCare, and Mayo Clinic.

This website serves as a repository of the findings from this project. Follow-on research funding has allowed for the testing of the CrashHelp prototype. A website will be available shortly that contains follow-on information about this continuing effort to design and deploy end-to-end systems in support of improved emergency response systems.

As this research project progresses, we will continue to update it with findings, publications, and other output from project efforts.

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