disease surveillance

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Developing Nations Improving Health Communication Through the Use of DHIS2 (Part 1)

DHIS2 implementations are spreading steadily among national health services in developing countries as well as among international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working to improving health in the developing world through the use of health information technology. As an open source solution, DHIS2 offers developing countries the advantage of adopting a cost-effective and flexible solution for aggregate statistical data collection, validation, analysis, management, and presentation as well as for data sharing between healthcare professionals and facilities. Organizations and individuals who work with humanitarian software solutions will need to know what DHIS2 is, how it works, and how it might be implemented by national health services and other health-related projects across the globe...

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DHIS2 - Transforming Health IT Standards in the Developing World (Part 2)

Rwanda's 2012 implementation of DHIS2 is one of at least 16 completed national rollouts of this free and open source health data management. A total of 54 countries are deploying DHIS2 on a national scale, 30 of which are in the pilot stage or early phase in their rollouts. Since DHIS2's release in 2006, NGOs and national governments in 60 countries have deployed DHIS2 for health-related projects, including patient health monitoring, improving disease surveillance and pinpointing outbreaks, and speeding up health data access.

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Eastern Health Goes Live with NexJ Disease Screening

Press Release | NexJ Systems Inc., Eastern Health | July 23, 2012

NexJ Systems Inc...today announced that Eastern Health, the largest, integrated health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador, has begun use of the NexJ Disease Screening solution for its Colorectal Screening Information and Reporting System project. Read More »

IBM updates open-source Big Data disease modeling platform

Nick Paul Taylor | FierceBiotechIT | October 7, 2013

The rise of electronic health records (EHRs) is cutting the time it takes to spot changes in incidence of disease... Read More »

Pakistan Uses Smartphone Data To Head Off Dengue Outbreak

Susan Young | MIT Technology Review | October 30, 2012

Algorithms tell government workers where to seek out the telltale mosquito larvae that causes the disease. Read More »

Peer into the Post-Apocalyptic Future of Antimicrobial Resistance

Michael T. Osterholm and Mark Olshaker | Wired | March 18, 2017

Aout 4 million years ago, a cave was forming in the Delaware Basin of what is now Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico. From that time on, Lechuguilla Cave remained untouched by humans or animals until its discovery in 1986—an isolated, pristine primeval ecosystem. When the bacteria found on the walls of Lechuguilla were analyzed, many of the microbes were determined not only to have resistance to natural antibiotics like penicillin, but also to synthetic antibiotics that did not exist on earth until the second half of the twentieth century...

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Peer into the Post-Apocalyptic Future of Antimicrobial Resistance

Michael T. Osterholm and Mark Olshaker | Wired | March 18, 2017

Aout 4 million years ago, a cave was forming in the Delaware Basin of what is now Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico. From that time on, Lechuguilla Cave remained untouched by humans or animals until its discovery in 1986—an isolated, pristine primeval ecosystem. When the bacteria found on the walls of Lechuguilla were analyzed, many of the microbes were determined not only to have resistance to natural antibiotics like penicillin, but also to synthetic antibiotics that did not exist on earth until the second half of the twentieth century...

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Product Team Releases Kujua, A New Tool For Global Health

Marc Abbyad | Medic Mobile | June 25, 2013

We are excited to release KujuaLite, an open-source communication and information hub for clinics. Medic Mobile has deployed KujuaLite for over a year in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, and we are ready to share this tool with the world. Read More »

Sen. Casey Wants To Add Illnesses Beyond Legionnaires’ To VA Reporting Requirements

Adam Smeltz | TribLIVE | April 18, 2013

Sen. Bob Casey Jr. is toughening his proposal for new disclosure standards for Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals, pushing to require they report to outside health agencies each case of several serious illnesses. Read More »

Smartphone Monitoring System Helps Pakistan Control Dengue Outbreaks

Greg Slabodkin | FierceMobileHealthcare | November 5, 2012

An Android-based monitoring system in Pakistan is helping to control dengue outbreaks by tracking and tagging confirmed cases and the mosquito larvae that carry the disease, according to an Oct. 30 article in Technology Review. Read More »

Smartphones Improve Kenyan Disease Surveillance

Mary Mosquera | Government Health IT | March 13, 2012

Smartphones show promise in disease surveillance in the developing world because it is faster, cheaper and more accurate than traditional paper survey methods to gather disease information after the initial set–up cost. Read More »

SMS System Reduces Disease Spread

Thabani Dube | The Zimbabwean | February 20, 2013

The Weekly Diseases Surveillance Programme designed to minimise the spread of disease outbreaks has improved since the adoption of a new system. The programme is now using the Frontline SMS Disease Surveillance System, that makes use of mobile telephony to send information through short messages. Read More »