People with chronic disease like Asthma or Diabetes need a stable routine. Interruption to medical supplies and health services may prove life threatening. The The besafe website aims to provide up to date information sourced from the crowd and from emergency response organisations to help both patients and health care workers in the event of an emergency.
The Solution is based on the Ushahidi Platform which is written in PHP on the Kohana MVC Web Framework. The solution is currently hosted on the cloud at besafe.crowdmap.com. Work is in progress on advanced requirements like ability to track stock at emergency care providers , automated checklists, Heat maps, Swiftriver visuslisations from Twitter feeds, Historical data visualisation is being discusssed.
There is no single reliable system that sources crowd information specifically for patients who need emergency help
1.Users can register as members in the system (Patients, healthcare providers like GP, Pharmacies etc.) 2.System Shall be able to receive the information about the disaster (location, Time, nature of disaster, severity etc.) 3.In the event of disaster system shall send Notification to users with information Including emergency contact and check lists 4.System maintains reliable current status information about he health care providers of the particular area ( pharmacies, hospitals, GP etc.) 5.System shall reset the status of the disaster after receiving about the disaster closure 6.System able to search for disaster by location, postcode 7.System able to display useful information like Hospitals and Pharmacies near a disaster Area
Ability to infer if a facility is down (Pharmacy, Hospitals etc)
•“Reports” can collect type information like Title, Description, date-Time, Category, Location (MAP Lat and Long), Location Name, News Source Link, Ext Video Link, Upload Photos, First/Last Name, Email, of report and location of report •Addon Implemented to terminate a disaster event after a date •Reports can be set to Auto Approval in an emergency or moderated by an Admin •“Get Reports” Link can be used to register emails to receive alerts when a report is submitted in your area . you can select specific categories of reports you want an alert on, or just get alerts for Disasters •Main Page displays a Map with dots indicating reports, Clicking on a dot opens details for the report. •Reports are clustered to act as a crowd sourced “Heat Map” •Categories and subcategories have been defined which help filter the reports that you want to see - Disasters, Help Wanted, Help Available •Reports can be FILTERd by category and displays real time on the map •Layers of information has been added – VIC Hospitals, VIC Police Stations, Bushfire Hotspots, ESTA Emergency Markers •Weather warning News feeds for Melbourne, VIC, NSW, Queensland •Checklist Embeded in App as a Page Plugin for Ushahidi to fetch JSON feed from SENSIS API and display it as a KML enabled Layer
•Fixed defect with iPhone Application Network framework iOS6, bug fix submitted for code merge •Build code to provide an API hook from Ushahidi to external Apps with KML layers in the •Release Ushahidi Plugin for SENSIS Api as an open source contribution from RHOK Melbourne •Enable and test Facebook and Twitter Integration as feed for reports •Enable and test Swiftriver plugin to filter “Buckets” from specific riverIDs •Implement a Heatmap from Government sources if available
Need Emergency management experts to test the system and suggest improvements