|Emergency Information Management and Telecommunications - Trainer's Guide - 1st Edition (Disaster Management Training Programme, 78 p.)|
|PART 1: EMERGENCY INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (2 hours)|
Define what is meant here by "information management." Explain its purpose and note that management fundamentals (ie, planning, organizing, controlling, influencing) apply equally to emergency information management (ie, emergency managers must make concerted efforts to plan, organize, control, and influence the information system.) Ask the participants for examples of tasks that might be required under each fundamental area of emergency management.
· Defined as: collection, consolidation, analysis and dissemination of information
· Purpose: ensure needed information is disseminated to the right users at the right time to facilitate decision making
· Requires: planning, organizing, controlling system resources, and influencing the users of those resources