Utilization of EMR data for public health surveillance and situational awareness during the 2010 Haiti Earthquake; a preliminary assessment


During responses, an electronic medical record (EMR) allows federal emergency response staff to view and evaluate near real-time clinical encounter data. Analysis of EMR patient data can enhance situational awareness and provide decision advantage for headquarters' staff during both domestic and international events. The EMR was utilized by field medical personnel during the response to the Haiti earthquake.


To describe some uses of EMR data for surveillance and situational awareness during disaster response.

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December, 2011

May 02, 2019

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