"TRAMAH" Model Seeks To Improve Emergency Response Paper Uses Maryland As Test Region

Global Positioning Systems and more specific information on hospital and helicopter costs and service capacities, is underway to enhance the application of TRAMAH.

The study was conducted by Dr. Charles C. Branas, University of California, Berkeley; Dr. Ellen Mackenzie, Johns Hopkins University; and Dr. Charles ReVelle, Johns Hopkins University. It was supported by a grant from the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research.

Operations Research Convention in Montreal

The paper is being presented during a convention of INFORMS and CORS in Montreal. It takes place at the Montréal Bonaventure Hilton and Queen Elizabeth Hotel from Sunday, April 26 to Wednesday, April 29.

The convention will include sessions on topics applied to a wide number of fields, including aviation, health care, information technology, the Internet, energy, marketing, package delivery, pharmaceuticals, securities, and telecommunications. More than 1,600 papers are scheduled to be delivered at the four-day conference.

Operations researchers and management scientists are little known but indispensable experts who use science to improve decision-making, management, and operations. They work throughout business, government, and academia. Additional information on the conference, including a full list of workshops, is available at http://www.informs.org/Conf/Montreal98/

The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) is an international scientific society with 12,000 members, including Nobel Prize laureates, dedicated to applying scientific methods to help improve decision-making, management, and operations. Members of INFORMS work primarily in business, government, and academia. They are represented in fields as diverse as airlines, health care, law enforcement, the military, the stock market, and telecommunications.

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