Combating Terrorism: A New Role for Health Information Systems

  • John S. Silva
  • Edward N. Barthell
Part of the Health Informatics Series book series (HI)


Global terrorists have declared a “holy” war on the American homeland. The destruction they have caused and could cause in the future exceeds the capacity of our existing health systems to respond and treat casualties. This chapter addresses this issue and proposes how health systems need to be integrated within a homeland security response network.


Terrorist Attack Health Information System Future Technology Syndromic Surveillance Material Safety Data Sheet 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John S. Silva
    • 1
  • Edward N. Barthell
    • 2
  1. 1.EldersburgUSA
  2. 2.MequonUSA

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