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The Heart Beacon's 'seed syncing" the cloud for enhanced network triage effects and net forensic's has the potential of exponential leaps forward in cloud computing efficiencies in context with SYNCHRONIZED shared, cross domain services. Triage by event intensity and intelligent filtering of assets applying more granual control through use of Universal Resource Number and Organizational ID ORG ID.

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    • THE HEART BEACON SUBJECT: “EXCELLENCE IN INNOVATIVE PUBLIC HEALTH PREPAREDNESS SOLUTIONS” NOMINATION: “The Healthcare Heart Beacon” ABSTRACT: Method of standardizing spontaneous re-organization, net mobility military techniques for other domains. Enable net effects by periodic net management database refresh by heartbeat messages to a plurality of net devices in a grid / cloud computing environment. Enable a single, synchronized, unified event / alert trigger by instantiating by a single schema with child schemas and / or data islands across adhoc domains. Enable net effects via router multicast hop count change and beacon protocol use emulating geospatial radius of threshold and precedence conditions via audible tones and vibratory levels based on business / mission thread logic emulated to enhance medical triage, evacuation, alternate routing within geographic zones with overlay graphics describing course of actions shown by unified symbols. Synchronous, statistically predicable data harvesting cycles used to “sync seed" the cloud / grid enhancing net forensics cross cloud / grid as temporally synchronized, shared fee for public / private services. KEYWORDS: Heartbeat, Beacon, TCP/IP, heartbeat / beacon sub-protocol, synchronicity, interoperability, Public Safety Answering Points – PSAPS, e9-1-1 next generation, network management, forensic network analysis, Six Sigma process, procedures, methodology, , spontaneous integration, network centric warfare, enhanced medical triage by severity zones The Heart Beacon is the commercial adaptation of Defense Advance Projects Administration / US Army Communication Electronic's Command USA CECOM's Greatest Invention -- the Blue Force Tracker Situational Awareness process for the greater good -- specifically, synchronized situational awareness on a fee for service basis. PROJECT CATEGORY: situational awareness / communications. The Heart Beacon's 'seed syncing" the cloud for enhanced network effects and net forensic's has the potential of exponential leaps forward in cloud computing efficiencies in context with SYNCHRONIZED shared, cross domain services. Congressional Directive states "nothing less than network centric homeland security akin to network centric warfare". Federal / military situational awareness (SA) SATCOM, Telco / cable networks supporting First Responder e9-1-1 systems apply 3 common denominators: the TCP/IP heartbeat protocol, heartbeat transponder beacons & heartbeat (XML) schemas / messages conveying network configuration data e.g, router MIBs: multicast group subscriptions -- DIFFERENTLY. The Heart Beacon premise: if net centric warfare procedures can be taught to and executed by soldiers in the fog of war; these procedures can be taught to and executed by Public Safety Professionals for the greater good HISTORY of the Heart Beacon: When the internet was developed by DARPA (and Al Gore), optional intervals in time were left unassigned to gather data from target platforms / devices. At the time, DARPA did not know what they would use these unused opportunities in time to accomplish. Enter the Army’s Digitization program – division commanders while undergoing evaluation at the National Training Center in the Mojave Desert would develop their plans only to have their communications officer or S-6 (system administrator) tell them that their plans were not supportable since the scheme of maneuver involved adjacent units with routers adapted to support tactical radio links that they did not control. They did not have a means to easily redefine and change network subnets on the fly using the heartbeat sub- protocol and the heartbeat messages developed to propagate router subnet and Domain Name Service changes. Commander’s responses were to the effect “give us back our pork chops (handsets) then” and our chalk boards (instead of digital screens). Concern over loss of what is now a 100 billion dollar a year business as estimated by Boeing Corporation, the intrepid and patriotic contractors developed the procedures behind Network Centric Warfare typified by Blue Force Tracker (there are seven to 64 of these type systems depending on which 4 star general’s brief to congress you refer). Since there is more than one system, the issue of “jitter” between systems is an issue – which Situational Awareness blip is the authoritative one? Interestingly, e9-1-1 systems use both the heartbeat and heartbeat messages as does the SWIFT financial protocol set up between GW 41 and Queen Beatrice of the Netherlands in 1989. Financial, emergency response and military situational awareness systems use common building blocks – DIFFERENTLY.
    • THE HEART BEACON FIGURE 1: THE HEART BEACON The Heart Beacon is a method of network & systems management supporting interoperability, synergy and synchronicity of situational event, alert, risk / financial, environmental, public n1-1 services. From a UC Berkeley point of view, the UC Berkeley’s SEA GULL protocol is designed to be the focal point of the Heart Beacon. Sea Gull would extend the DHS five color code paradigm into actual multicast radii broadcast in conjunction with intensity, duration and vulnerability logic / data filters using the universally available router / TCP IP heartbeat sub-protocol, and heartbeat messages that operate on every networked device on the planet that is the basis for both military and e9-1-1 emergency operations and also financial protocol (SWIFT) transactions. The opportunity for societal impact globally is to extend and enhance battlefield and DHS Blackberry proven procedures to the public and private sectors for the sake of synchronicity, synergy, and interoperability through the world’s telecommunications router/switch Public Safety Answering Points or PSAPS. The Heart Beacon is the adaptation of the Army Communication Electronic Command's Greatest Invention that has been in use since before and during the capture of Saddam Hussein and was enhanced for satellite broadcast during the Balkan Conflict. The template system & greatest invention developed by DARPA by the Army makes use of opportunities in time to gather more state meta data from networked devices to aid "spontaneous integration" of disparate users and groups and "maneuver the network" making changes to router subnets supporting group operations in ways not done in the commercial first response sector since the commercial / public first response sector does not make use of the additional opportunities in time (heart beacon) to harvest state meta data). The template system developed by the military to support network centric operations was adapted to DHS handhelds prior to 2004 when DHS when live on this procedure supporting its blackberry devices. The point being made is if military / commercial groups truly intend to collaborate during disasters, they might consider using the same procedures and the same fundamental network building blocks currently applied DIFFERENTLY -- including the financial systems (SWIFT protocol uses heartbeat messages). HEART BEACON ENHANCEMENT TO CLOUD COMPUTING. Heart Beat’s intrinsic timing function will synchronize and time stamp data prior to “seeding” it to the cloud (heartbeat protocol is a mini – publish subscribe function). This is needed because once the data is seeded to the cloud, fusion centers must work with the data as harvested / seeded. Service Oriented Architecture SOA products in the cloud provide end to end system heartbeat monitoring the health of applications, and cloud service providers. Once the data is ready to be released from the cloud, selected Beacon technologies will provide NET EFFECTS such as multicast zone increase / decrease based on condition. When the cloud rains, it will then rain when after applications, dbases, and communities of action are SYNCHRONIZED together. Since the Heart Beacon is a repeatable process directly adapted from the military's Blue Force Tracking, it is a PROCEDURE and is neutral to all communications technology except the internet itself -- i.e., the Vinton Cerf / Defense Advanced Projects Administration DARPA's TCP/IP stack on every networked device on the planet and in space controlled by NASA. The Heartbeat sub-protocol is an opportunity in time to gather state meta data every heartbeat interval. Vinton Cerf and his DARPA team reserved time slots when developing the heartbeat sub-protocol for future use. The US Army in its digitization efforts decided to use the heartbeat sub-protocol as a mini subnet publish-subscribe function to gather data from target devices. Then, they thought of the organization Identification number since the Army usually moves groups / units rather than individual platforms. The Army then devised the Universal Reference Number or URN to uniquely identify units and platforms with the aim to translate unit commander's intent into network mobility equivalents -- "maneuver the network", "spontaneous integration of adhoc units" using military terms. The Heartbeat sub- protocol’s intrinsic timing function will allow synchronous time stamping of state meta data including the once optional and military only gathering of a platform’s Organizational Identification or ORG ID and / or Universal Resource Number URN.
    • THE HEART BEACON Applying net discipline in data harvesting prior to injection to fusion or cloud computing centers, will enabled enhanced data analytics, network forensics and net effects such as reorganizing adhoc groups on the fly based on leader / commander’s intent. Sync Seeding the cloud will enable services that offer synchronized, cross cloud / cross enterprise data services on a fee for service basis – Sync Seed the Cloud! FIGURE 2: THE HEART BEACON RAINBOW FORCE TRACKING CONCEPT
    • THE HEART BEACON FIGURE 3: The Healthcare Heart Beacon Medical surges involve mass casualty alerting and triage techniques. Beacon transponder broadcast protocols such as Sea Gull from U.C. Berkeley University, Boston University’s Project Beacon, CodeBlue MoteTrak: Harvard University / Boston Medical CodeBlue system includes MoteTrack, a system for tracking the location of individual patient devices indoors and outdoors, using radio signal information. FLUX: A Forensic Time Machine for Wireless Networks: enables a typical monitoring infrastructure for forensic data collection, storage and analysis support the recording and retrieval of traffic signatures and environmental observations, considered to be a source of network evidence. Medical triage, alert, evacuation, alternate routing of assets will be adjusted by filters using business logic / mission threads to show multicast radius defined zones. Organizations, entities, platforms, mobile smart phone & sensor equipped devices via router/switch network data heartbeat messages updates will spontaneously integrate connecting adhoc medical task forces among disparate entities maneuvering the network supporting unified operations. Bio surveillance would improve by improving the consistency of reporting of sensors that may report the same event at different time intervals creating the dilemma of which report from which sensor system is ground truth and which is “memorex”. Depicted alerts by intensity / duration / radius by multicast IP zones according to threshold levels coinciding with the DHS color scheme would improve communicating threat level to impacted areas and communities. As events and alerts are filtered by need to know basis on the battlefield, triage instructions and egress out of the area of non essential personnel while dispatching into the area appropriate first responders will be achieved. Medical surges involve mass casualty alerting and triage techniques and sometimes searching for needles in haystacks. Unique organizational identifiers / universal resource naming would ease this task
    • THE HEART BEACON NACCHO CRITERIA The Healthcare Heart Beacon Improve Public Health Workforce Preparedness: This priority The Health Care Heart Beacon is a procedure that can be taught by may include, but is not limited to, all workforce training and LHD centers to local health workforce network administrators. The development activities. This comprises the development and thinking here is that procedures that are taught to soldiers who delivery of an integrated, competency-based preparedness and execute them in chaotic, harsh environments can also be supported response training program tailored to the public health by health care professionals operating in similar conditions. workforce, using such tools as in-person-training and advanced information and interactive distance learning technologies. Homeland Security and Evaluation Program: as described above, Examples may include, among others, the development of the Heart Beacon was developed out of the Department of Defense National Incident Management System (NIMS), Incident National Training Center crucible and has been since transitioned to Command System (ICS), Homeland Security Exercise and DHS Blackberry and other hand held devices. The idea behind the Evaluation Program (HSEEP), as well as other training courses Heart Beacon is to further transition the Heart Beacon process as tailored to the public health workforce. It can also encompass developed in training -- testing environment to the remainder of the training the public health workforce on the use of public / private sector with Healthcare leading. communications channels and/or training key local public health spokespersons. It may include training for emergency response The main use of the heartbeat sub-protocol is in infrastructure agencies and/or other appropriate organizations that focus on failover. The heartbeat is necessarily the foundation of the National the roles and responsibilities of public health personnel during Infrastructure Test and Evaluation Center NISAC that is DOE built emergencies & other aspects of public health preparedness. and DHS funded. Test and Assess All-Hazards Preparedness and Response Since DHS already uses the Heart Beacon procedures for its Capacity of the LHD and Relevant Response Partners through Blackberry and other handheld devices developed and in Events and Exercises: This priority includes, but is not limited widespread use for a decade in the military (upgraded to satellite to, response to real events and the development of exercise broadcast during the Balkan conflict); plans and exercises that our scenarios and exercise design criteria meeting the training DOD and DHS employ already make use of the Heart Beacon’s data needs of the public health workforce and of relevant gathering and heartbeat message network state meta describing response partners. Exercise scenarios should focus on messages that are also standards in the telecommunication strengthening public health preparedness and could include standards promulgated by the National Emergency Numbering discussion-based exercises (seminars, workshops, tabletop Association NENA used by the nation / world’s Public Safety exercises, and games) as well as operation-based exercises Answering Points or PSAPS. Additionally, the world’s financial (drills, functional exercises, and full-scale exercises).3 systems such as SWIFT make use of heartbeat messages. Furthermore, this priority may include resources for planning HSEEP compliant exercises for public health as well as DOD’s Joint Taskforce JTF CapMed in Washington DC, the procedures, practices, and criteria for execution and evaluation National Capital Area Medical Simulation Center linked by SAIC’s of public health-related exercises. Examples can also include Public Safety Integration Center PSIC with designated NACCHO compiling a repository of public health exercises, and providing and National Center for Healthcare Informatics NCHCI would form analyses to help enhance key aspects of public health the testing nucleus. SAIC is responsible for transitioning the Heart emergency preparedness. Furthermore, it may include testing Beacon template system Blue Force Tracker to Future Combat risk communication plans and/or communications channels Systems that has already been transitioned to DHS Blackberries. through trainings, drills, and exercises. Finally, this priority may SAIC also provides a DHS product tester for NIMS in a DHS test include establishing measures and criteria to evaluate public facility in Kentucky. SAIC is as you know a heath care bell weather. health system readiness, capacity, capability, and disaster
    • THE HEART BEACON resistance and resilience. Strengthen Communications and Information Sharing: This The Heart Beacon procedure is useful for a given system (it is the priority may include, but is not limited to, all plans and activities underlying data harvesting engine of the US Army Communication designed to strengthen inter / intra-agency communication & Command’s “Greatest Invention”. What is being proposed here is information sharing as well as to communicate w/public. The implementing the universal, ubiquitous heartbeat that exists on every priority encompasses plans to improve interoperable networked device on the planet across programs, agencies to communications and the timeliness and accuracy of improve information sharing in context with synchronicity, communications regarding threats to the public’s health. Some interoperability of data exchange types, and use of common examples are the implementation of effective, reliable, and symbols. Accuracy of data is one of the key reasons to adopt the redundant communications among appropriate multiple local Heart Beacon procedure. The Heart Beacon is not about the emergency response agencies, the local public health agency, accuracy of a single system. It is intended to reduce system jitter at & other appropriate agencies, combined w/ training in the use of top echelon operation centers that are being fed non synchronous systems & procedures; development of clear policies regarding data feeds from many similar systems. Which is live and which is authorized uses; & regular testing to ensure operational Memorex so to speak. Talking to early warning, the Heart Beacon readiness. Examples include integration of community-based resolves the mass casualty scenario resulting from an aircraft clinical or laboratory electronic record systems with public striking a populated building because it could not be targeted quickly health data systems in support of early detection of (and enough since for example, the air tracks sent through the PSAPS management of data about) incidents. This priority comprises, today need time and error inducing gateway conversion resulting in but is not limited to, the development & delivery of timely health too slow 30 second screen scrapes. Speaking to identification of information to public key partners during a health emergency, & appropriate channels, the Heart Beacon leverages filtering ID of appropriate channels for effective communication. techniques developed for sorting info by need to know etc. Strengthening Partnership Building and Collaboration Collaboration with all relevant stakeholders. The Heart Beacon Capacities and Capabilities: This priority may include, but is not follows the Blue Force Tracker template system’s workflow rules limited to, plans & strategies for establishing, maintaining, and over multicast IP broadcast publish – subscribe paradigm where expanding partnerships and collaboration with all relevant groups, platforms, and users subscribe to data feeds (i.e., Blue Live stakeholders. This can include, among others, integrating local Feed) that is delivered based on need to know and filtered based on plans with state and regional plans; conducting assessments of organizational roles. Workflow rules / military messaging mission local public health system capacities and capabilities related to threads contain the logic used by the individual systems to route emergency preparedness and response in partnership with information to those needing the information and filtering information relevant stakeholders; and establishing a strategic leadership, from those who do not have requisite privileges i.e., soldiers in the direction, and coordination process of local preparedness and field whose clearances have yet to be approved are restricted from response activities. This category can also include resources certain types of intelligence information. and strategies for establishing and/or strengthening partnerships with the first responder community (e.g., public National Incident Management System: The Heart Beacon safety, hospitals and medical community, fire, law enforcement, fundamentally is a system management function where system etc.) as well as state health department, academia, etc. managers use state management data sent via heartbeat messages Examples could also include plans for implementing the to manage router subnets that define group membership and National Incident Management System and the National affiliation to the group’s organizational structure. Group, platform, Response Framework locally or regionally. Applicants user “Adds, splits, joins” are typical functions that are managed by must demonstrate strategies for expanding regional system administrators. collaboration and linking with other identified “model” sites and National Response Framework: The Heart Beacon is modeled after a
    • THE HEART BEACON framework that is in widespread use supporting the majority of organization’s neighboring LHDs. Examples may include establishing multi- daily office routine. Microsoft’s FusionX: an intelligence fusion center sector and cross-geographic relationships; regional approaches architecture, as the foundation with InfoPath / Biztalk with AgileDelta’s Efficient XML mobile information client / module embedded in InfoPath as the to planning, including reaching out to rural communities; template / forms engine enabling users to activate / react to all hazards using every day tools – e.g., Microsoft Office with Groove Network’s Groove strategies for identifying gaps in coordination and areas where Framework. Groove provides underlying framework for DHS HISN. relationships could be strengthened; and/or methods for building mentoring relationships with peers and initiating information sharing & exchange opportunities. Improve Bio-surveillance and Disease Detection and Bio surveillance would improve by improving the consistency of Investigation: This priority area includes, but is not limited to, reporting of sensors that may report the same event at different time strategies for strengthening bio-surveillance and disease intervals creating the dilemma of which report from which sensor detection and investigation capacities and capabilities. system is ground truth and which is “memorex”. Since there are Examples may include establishing criteria and resources for anywhere from seven to 64 Blue Force Tracker systems reporting systematic monitoring processes and procedures, methods for situational awareness updates to say the Pentagon’s tank, after the data collection, analysis, and dissemination of relevant data. data has been time tagged and entered into fusion centers, it is Examples may also include procedures to decrease the time problematic if not impossible to sort out duplicative or conflicting needed to classify health events as terrorism or naturally reports prior to posting the data to the 4 star commander’s who must occurring in partnership with other agencies & procedures to make a judgment call (best guess) as to which system on which decrease the time needed to detect and report agents in tissue, screen by swivel chairing back and forth between systems – not an food, or environmental samples causing threats to the public’s optimal methodology. health. In addition, examples may include skills enhancement for detection and investigation professionals; Beacon technologies of which there are dozens operate in the delivering/implementing/customizing/evaluating PHIN compliant millisecond range compared with typical 30 second web page portal tools, methods, guidance, & protocols to improve investigation screen scrapes. These technologies can be selected based on and response; and/or PHIN compliant, cross-cutting desired effect. surveillance systems such as emergency department, provider, or hospital discharge reporting. Finally, it can include resources Use of the Heart Beacon method derived from network centric that will help LHDs incorporate their data into the national warfare is essential to achieving the “grail” or the Single Integrated “common operating picture.” Operational Picture / Family of Interoperable Operational Pictures. Improve Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Depicted alerts by intensity / duration / radius by multicast IP zones Explosive (CBRNE) Preparedness Capacities and Capabilities: according to threshold levels coinciding with the DHS color scheme This priority includes strategies for strengthening chemical, would improve communicating threat level to impacted areas and biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive detection, communities. As events and alerts are filtered by need to know response, and decontamination capacities and capabilities. This basis on the battlefield, triage instructions and evacuation our of the priority may also include strategies for increasing the use and area of non essential personnel while dispatching appropriate first development of interventions known to prevent human illness responders will be improved. from chemical, biological, and radiological agents. Improve Stockpiling, Distributing, and Dispensing of Mass The military’s approach of smart push and user pull is a core Medical Countermeasures: This priority includes, but is not component of the Heart Beacon method. The heartbeat sub- limited to, plans and strategies for improving mass medical protocol is intrinsically a publish-subscribe mechanism that harvests Counter-measure stockpiling, distribution, and dispensing. state meta data from target devices and places this data in queues, Examples strategies for employing both “push” and “pull” files, caches.. for onward delivery of more sophisticated
    • THE HEART BEACON mechanisms for distributing medical countermeasures to a mechanisms such as the DOD’s Horizontal Fusion program (publish- variety of populations during a public health emergency. subscribe based) and the Defense Information Systems Agency Encompasses plans for distributing & dispensing medical Service Oriented Architecture product that employs an “end to end countermeasures from the Strategic National Stockpile & other system wide heartbeat”. In use for a decade, these network centric assets. Includes establishing procedures, criteria, & standards warfare based procedures can be adapted for cross domain use for managing Points of Dispensing in different jurisdictions. having been adapted by the DHS Blackberry devices in 2004. Improving Medical Surge Capacity and Capability: This priority Depicted alerts by intensity / duration / radius by multicast IP zones area includes, but is not limited to, all plans and strategies for according to threshold levels coinciding with the DHS color scheme enhancing and optimizing medical surge capacity during would improve communicating threat level to impacted areas and a public health emergency. It could also include, among others, communities. As events and alerts are filtered by need to know identifying and establishing mass casualty care strategies, basis on the battlefield, triage instructions and evacuation our of the procedures, and practices. This priority encompasses all area of non essential personnel while dispatching appropriate first strategies & plans to help enhance ability to respond to an responders will be improved. increase in demand or a decrease in supply, or to an increase The Heart Beacon methodology has proven useful in DOD and DHS in demand with a concurrent decrease in supply. Examples may applications. However, single system use is not the impetus behind include establishing a management system for medical and adopting battlefield proven techniques. The Heart Beacon health resources during a large scale emergency; strategies for emphasizes cross system, cross domain synchronicity to include managing local & regional assets; & integrating assets common data exchange formats. Again, the grail of the Single with state resources, with other response disciplines, & across a Integrated Operational Picture is not possible now or in the future range of capacities. It also includes identifying and managing (IPV6 is also heartbeat sub-protocol based) without using the alternate care sites and resources as well as converting a range opportunities in time to synchronously gather and disseminate state of facilities into standardized mass care centers. meta data such as moving, at halt, straggler, universal ID. Strengthening Outreach to Vulnerable Populations: This priority The Heart Beacon was designed for low band width IP radio nets in encompasses, among others, plans and strategies for providing areas lacking permanent network infrastructure i.e., typical of rural specific support and care to vulnerable populations during a areas. Traditional evacuation techniques are developed for areas variety of events. It can include establishing specific resources, supported by cellular, microwave or cable / fiber. The Heart Beacon methods, and tactics to assist populations that may not be able was designed to work in and protect the low bandwidth links of 220 to access or use traditional disaster preparedness planning Kbps or lower. resources. This priority may also include establishing measures and criteria to evaluate public health system capacity and Medical surges involve mass casualty alerting and triage techniques and sometimes searching for needles in readiness to address vulnerable populations’ needs. haystacks. Unique organizational identifiers / universal Additionally, it can include risk communication strategies resource naming would ease this task. tailored to vulnerable populations & strategies for sheltering, evacuation and/or distributing medical countermeasures to vulnerable populations during a public health emergency. Enhancing Mass Fatality Management: This priority may Medical surges involve mass casualty alerting and triage techniques. Beacon transponder broadcast protocols such as include, among others, all plans and strategies addressing the Sea Gull from U.C. Berkeley University, Boston University’s development of local, multi-jurisdictional, and/or regional Project Beacon, CodeBlue MoteTrak: Harvard University / guidelines for mass fatality management during a medical surge Boston Medical CodeBlue system includes MoteTrack, a system for tracking the location of individual patient devices indoors and related to a natural or manmade disaster. This comprises of outdoors, using radio signal information. providing all stakeholders involved in mass fatality 4 For more FLUX: A Forensic Time Machine for Wireless Networks: enables a information visit: http://www.bt.cdc.gov/stockpile/index.asp. typical monitoring infrastructure for forensic data collection,
    • THE HEART BEACON management (e.g., medical examiner/coroner; personnel storage and analysis supports the recording and retrieval of traffic signatures and environmental observations, considered to be a operating at an incident site such as fire and police; funeral and source of network evidence. hospital personnel; mental health personnel; elected and school SABER (Situational Awareness BEacon with Reply) officials, etc.) with public health-specific procedures and guidelines for a mass fatality event. It may also involve establishing guidance on recovery, handling, and disposition of human remains as well as on infection and other health and safety threats during a mass fatality event. Strengthening Public Health Critical Infrastructure Protection: Medical triage, alert, evacuation, alternate routing of assets will be adjusted by filters using business logic / mission This priority may include, but is not limited to, all plans, threads to show multicast radius defined zones. strategies, criteria, and guidelines for identifying both Organizations, entities, platforms, mobile smart phone & physical and cyber-based systems, and for assessing and sensor equipped devices via router/switch network data heartbeat messages updates will spontaneously integrate addressing public health critical infrastructure vulnerabilities. connecting adhoc medical task forces among disparate Includes identifying, generating, and promoting counter entities maneuvering the network supporting unified operational, financial, disaster, humanitarian & situation measures, response strategies, and/or corrective actions awareness events / alerts e9-1-1 // n 1-1 Public Services. tailored to public health critical infrastructures. This priority area may encompass developing multi-jurisdictional and/or regional plans, & personnel and equipment response packages to improve interoperability of mission-essential assets & systems.
    • THE HEART BEACON The Heart Beacon as Command and Control Management Enhancement Module to FCC National Broadband Plan BOX 16-1: USING BROADBAND TO IMPROVE EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONSE Cardiologist Richard Katz knows the life-saving potential of broadband. During an FCC field hearing at Georgetown University Medical Center, the George Washington University (GWU) professor of medicine vividly detailed how wireless broadband technologies can help him provide emergency medical care. A "smart band-aid" attached to an accident victim's chest or wrist can detect vital signs and wirelessly transmit this information to Dr. Katz over GWU's mVisum network. He can receive electrocardiograms of "pristine" quality on his cell phone. And he can use his phone to access patient medical records and disseminate emergency messages and alerts. In short, broadband technologies allow Dr. Katz to integrate aspects of medical care, improving his ability to offer assistance during a disaster or other emergency.
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    • THE HEART BEACON • Presented at the 10th Annual Network Centric Warfare / Net Enabled Operations Conference 2010 • Presented 3rd Annual Systems of Systems Center of Excellence SoSCE Conference co-sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST, & Northern Command NORTHCOM, and NORAD in May 2009. • Abstract accepted by TIEMS: International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS) June 08 Theme: "Global Cooperation in Emergency and Disaster Management" • Presented at the International Community for information systems for crisis response management ISCRAM 2008: Creating Advanced Systems for Inter-organizational Information Sharing and Collaboration 4 – 7 May 2008 • Unsolicited Proposal submitted through the Small Business Office Department of Homeland Security 9 November, 2007: TITLE: The International Heartbeat Beacon for Homeland Defense synchronicity and interoperability • Presented at the International Conference of Complex Systems ICCS June 2006: • US PATENT APPLICATION NUMBER 11/601,035 filed 11/17/2006, US-2008-0109470-A1. 05/08/2008 Title: Method to enable The Heartbeat Beacon for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense Interoperability
    • THE HEART BEACON Web: http://sawconcepts.com Secure E-Form: https://forms.hush.com/ceo_heartbeacon
    • THE HEART BEACON The HEART BEACON RAINBOW FORCE TRACKING CONCEPT Health Information Exchange of Montana (HIEM): HIEM will demonstrate best of breed healthcare practice and lead standardization efforts in the area of data aggregation and data distributed by workflow enhancements and disease management functionality by reuse of their pilot targeted at filling present gaps in data, enhancement of clinical communications, alerts (reminders) to adhoc, distributed clinical teams propagating in a standard manner patient data updates. HEIM will lead standardization of workflow (Fig 2) enhancements to improve clinical workflow (the template system is essentially workflow over multicast) and fill gaps for non-automated participants (secure messaging, forms and notes, alerts and reminders). HIEM will focus on standardizing Community-specific disease management tools for improving the quality of community health care delivery (dashboards and flow sheets) (Fig 1a, 1b center) enhanced by using Universal Resource Naming URN and Organizational Identification ID. Data exchange with the State’s health exchange, HealthShare Montana will be the standardization hub community for the health care information technology community.