Homeland Security Award Columbus Scholar
Field of Emergency Response
Matthew Hanson, Ph.D.
Integrated Medical Systems, Inc.
Signal Hill, California
The government/industry LSTAT Team includes representatives of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and Integrated Medical Systems, Inc. (IMS). Comprised of medical experts in the fields of emergency medicine and critical care, as well as technical experts in the fields of systems integration and information technology, the Team has been collaborating for several years on the development and deployment of the Life Support for Trauma and Transport (LSTAT) patient care platform.
A portable intensive care unit only 5 inches thick, LSTAT includes a ventilator, defibrillator, infusion pump, suction, physiological monitor and blood chemistry analyzer. In addition, LSTAT collects, stores and can transmit time-synchronized patient data from all the devices continuously. The LSTAT platform allows caregivers to “bring the hospital to the patient” during natural or man-made disasters. Developed initially by and for the military (just like the nation’s civilian ground and air ambulance systems), the LSTAT is increasingly being evaluated for and included in military, government, and civilian plans for homeland security operations.
Originally the Biomedical Technology business unit of the Northrop Grumman Corporation, IMS was spun out as a separate corporation in 1999 after successfully acquiring FDA clearance on the LSTAT - the first time the FDA ever cleared a platform comprised of integrated medical and data devices.
The Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation is honored to have
had the assistance of the following distinguished individuals serving
on the 2005 Homeland Security Awards Evaluation
- Aaron Diaz,Staff Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington.
Mr. Diaz was the recipient of the 2004 Homeland Security Award in the field of Border/ Transportation Security.
- Joany Jackman, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Applied Physics Laboratory, The Johns Hopkins University, Laurel, Maryland.
Dr. Jackman was the recipient of the 2003 Homeland Security Award in the field of Emergency Response.
- Dan Ostergaard, Executive Director, Homeland Security Advisory Council, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, D.C.