SAGES: a suite of freely available software tools for electronic disease surveillance in resource-limited settings

Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases are a serious threat to global public health. The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified more than 1100 epidemic events worldwide in the last 5 years alone. Recently, the emergence of the novel 2009 influenza A (H1N1) virus and the SARS coronavirus has demonstrated how rapidly pathogens can spread worldwide. This infectious disease threat, combined with a concern over man-made biological or chemical events, spurred WHO to update their International Health Regulations (IHR) in 2005.

June 24, 2019

Mitigating data collection challenges with adaptive frameworks

Electronic disease surveillance systems can be extremely valuable tools; however, a critical step in system implementation is collection of data. Without accurate and complete data, statistical anomalies that are detected hold little meaning. Many people who have established successful surveillance systems acknowledge the initial data collection process to be one of the most challenging aspects of system implementation. These challenges manifest from varying degrees of economical, infrastructural, environmental, cultural, and political factors.

June 27, 2019

Integrating medical examiner data in Utah

The Office of the Medical Examiner (OME) is a statewide system for investigation of sudden and unexpected death in Utah. OME, in the Utah Department of Health (UDOH), certified over 2000 of the 13,920 deaths in Utah in 2008.

June 27, 2019

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