RealOpt© is a software enterprise system developed by Dr. Eva Lee and her research team at the Center
for Operations Research in Medicine and HealthCare, School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia
Institute of Technology. RealOpt© consists of various decision support capabilities for modeling and
optimizing the public health infrastructure for all hazard emergency response, and has been used in the
areas of biological or radiological terrorism preparedness, infectious disease outbreaks planning, and natural
disasters response. The enterprise system consists of stand-alone software and decision support systems,
including RealOpt-POD©, RealOpt-Regional©, RealOpt-CRC©, RealOpt-RSS©, and RealOpt-evacuate©. An agent-based biosurveillance and disease mitigation module is integrated within the RealOpt-POD© and RealOpt-Regional© systems.
The real-time capability of RealOpt© means that users can enter different parameters into the system and
obtain results very quickly. This rapid computational time of RealOpt© facilitates analysis of "what-if"
scenarios, thus it serves as an invaluable tool for planning and reconfigurations.