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School of Public Health tests new emergency management software

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Computer system helps professionals manage information to deal with emergencies

CAMEO (Computer-Aided Management of Emergency Operations) is a suite of software programs used by professionals such as emergency management agency specialists, firefighters, hazardous materials teams, industrial hygienists and emergency department personnel. The system helps professionals plan for emergencies and deal with them as they are happening. Recently, the Harvard School of Public Health’s Center for Continuing Professional Education (CCPE) was chosen as one of two sites in the country to field test a new version of CAMEO. “This year, in the wake of September 11 and the anthrax scares, CAMEO has been revised to include bioterrorism issues, as well as offer other new features,” said Denise Bisaillon, CCPE director of programming.