The team management tool (Team table)
This tool is also developed by partner KT and it aggregates the information about any participant logged into the incident and presents it in a very intuitive and easy to oversee way. It combines event logging supported by partner ED with the responder tracking tool described above (ESRI, ED, NCSR). Complete overview over team is enabled this way, as well as role allocation and communication (i.e. link to notifications). The tool also links to the hospital management tool, since hospitals are incident participants as well and are represented by the hospital commander who takes part in the team table.
The concept of what the incident management tools should do and how their input and output should interlink with other tools to meet the users’ complex requirements was created by partner CUH. Partners CUH and HRT have provided the UI design support and feedback to partner SIVECO, who have created the initial incident management mockups, based on which the mapping between scenarios and tools was done by CUH for the usability definition. Following the usability specifications, the incident management UIs were fully revised, consolidated and redone by partner KT, supported by CUH. During development, there are on-going improvements to the UIs to ensure minimum number of screens and taps for ease of use. The incident management tool is a core part of the COncORDE system and presents a whole series of innovative features, which will make the system attractive to stakeholders.
One additional feature that needs to be mentioned is the ability to customise the actual content of a menu, if it differs across different jurisdictions and health systems. This is because each menu item represents a concept, which is generic for any type and location of incident. The map functionalities can geo-locate the position of the incident and if there is a customised option for the specific incident area, this will be displayed. Of course, this would require input of the customised information during the preparedness phase, but this is one more positive feature of the system, since it fosters preparedness and the incentive for good preparation is the operational visibility provided by the system.