Refactoring INDICATOR into an Advanced Information System for One Health Monitoring

Description: 

INDICATOR is a multi-stream open source platform for biosurveillance and outbreak detection, currently focused on Champaign County in Illinois[1]. It has been in production since 2008 and is currently receiving data from emergency departments, patient advisory nurse call center, outpatient convenient care clinic, school absenteeism, animal control, and weather sources. Long term scalability was however compromised during the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic as immediate public health needs took priority over our systematic development plan. With the impending addition of veterinary clinic data and recognizing that the health of a community also depends on animal and environmental factors, we decided to revisit the INDICATOR architecture and redesign it to be a more holistic and scalable system. We also decided to revisit the data submission format, keeping in line with the philosophy of making opportunistic secondary use of as much data about the health of a community that we can obtain.

Objective

To redesign INDICATOR for One Health, establish a common data format, and provide for long term scalability.

Primary Topic Areas: 
Original Publication Year: 
2012
Event/Publication Date: 
December, 2012

July 05, 2018

Contact Us

NSSP Community of Practice

Email: syndromic@cste.org

 

This website is supported by Cooperative Agreement # 6NU38OT000297-02-01 Strengthening Public Health Systems and Services through National Partnerships to Improve and Protect the Nation's Health between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of CDC. CDC is not responsible for Section 508 compliance (accessibility) on private websites.

Site created by Fusani Applications