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Emergency Preparedness Resource Inventory (EPRI)

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6. Reports

Controlling Access to Reports

Several reports have been developed that display inventory information (including location-, resource-, and area-specific summaries) and system configuration information (e.g., the resource list). The available reports are displayed on the Reports Page (select 'Reports' on the menu bar). The contents of the Reports Page depends on the user's Output Role, as explained below. Figure 20 (25 KB) shows a partial Reports Page for a user that has access to all the reports.

Note that some of the reports can be exported to Excel, in addition to being displayed in a Web browser.

To control access to the reports, the system administrator sets (by selecting one of the 'edit' links on the Reports Page) the "Level" of each report (Figure 21, 24 KB).

In Figure 21, the report level for the selected report is currently "Level 2—Senior Planner", but could be changed to Level 1—System Administrator, Level 3—Response Director, or Level 4—External VIP. When a user logs in to the system and displays the Reports Page, the specific reports shown will depend on the user's Output Role (Section 4.3) and the assigned report level, as indicated in the table below. An 'X' means that the user has access to all reports assigned to that level:

User's Output Role Report Level
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4
Level 1 X X X X
Level 2   X X X
Level 3     X X
Level 4       X
None        

Thus, for example, a user with Output Role Level 1 (typically, only the system administrator) can run any of the reports; a user with Output Role Level 4 can only run Level 4 reports.

Table 4 lists the available reports, summarizes their output, and shows the report level that we assigned to the report during our pilot project.

While no Level 3 reports were defined in the pilot project (and are therefore not shown in the table above), other jurisdictions implementing EPRI may decide to define one or more Level 3 reports.

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Mapping

EPRI's mapping capabilities are accessible at the bottom of the Reports Page, as shown in Figure 22 (25 KB).

Inventory within Radius Map

When the Inventory with Radius link is selected on the Reports Page, a screen appears where the user can enter various parameters. In Figure 23 (17 KB), the user has asked to see what locations within 40 miles of the town of Ashley have Oral Cipro.

When the user selects the "Draw Map" button, both a map display and a tabular display are shown on the map (Figure 24, 49 KB).

  • The map display shows:
    1. A circle centered at the specific town and of the specified radius.
    2. The locations that have the specified resource (the red triangles).
    3. A label next to each location that references the tabular display below the map and shows the level of the resource at the location.
    4. A detailed map legend.
    5. Additional map layers (e.g., major highways and landmarks) that help orient the user.

    Also shown are check boxes for the various map layers; this enables the user to control what is displayed on the map.

  • The tabular display below the map shows additional details on each location that has the specified resource, including the name of the location, contact information (name and telephone number), distance from the specified town, and the amount of the resource.

When the user clicks on one of the names of the locations in the Matching Locations table (e.g., 'ABC Hospital' in the above screen), a map and driving directions are displayed that guides the user from the specified town to the location with the resource (Figure 25 (95 KB); note the 'Start' and 'End' label on the map):

Demographic data can also be shown on the map, thus enabling planners to study the correlation between demographic information and resource locations. Figure 26 (60 KB) shows total population (by census tract) in the specific region, along with the locations of Oral Cipro:

Aggregate Inventory by County Map Report

When the Aggregate Inventory by County link on the Reports menu is selected, the screen appears that enables the user to select a resource. (the Aggregate Inventory by 1000 People by County report is identical in format.) In Figure 27 (17 KB), the user has asked for map showing the number of full-time EMTs by county.

When the user selects 'Draw Map', a map of the catchment area appears (Figure 28, 45 KB), with each county shaded along a green color spectrum (counties with none of the specified resource are shaded gray). The legend below the map shows the values associated with each color. A table also appears that gives the precise numerical value for each county.

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