PACER Director Gabe Kelen M.D. developed a web-based applet to help hospitals estimate surge capacity
PACER has developed a suite of web-based applications to help
hospitals, emergency planners, first responders and others plan for
disasters and forecast flu outbreaks. EMCAPS 2.0, FluCast, and
Surge are free after registering and setting up an account.
Gabor D. Kelen is the current and founding Director of PACER. He
was also the Primary Investigator on the Medical Surge Capacity
Metrics project and on the Creation of a Society for Disaster
Health project, which were funded through a Department of Homeland
The Electronic Mass Casualty Assessment and Planning Scenarios,
or EMCAPS, is an easy-to-use software tool for modeling plausible
disasters and potential casualties.
It is useful for drill planning, first responder and healthcare
provider training, and hospital and health care institution
preparedness. EMCAPS V2.0 is free after registering to use it.
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