Public health surveillance is essential for detecting and responding to infectious diseases and necessary for compliance with the revised International Health Regulations (IHR) 2005. To assess reporting capacities and compliance with IHR of all 50 states and Washington, DC, we sent a questionnaire to respective epidemiologists; 47 of 51 responded. Overall… (More)
Public health surveillance (PHS) is at a tipping point, where the application of novel processes, technologies, and tools promise to vastly improve efficiency and effectiveness. Yet twentieth century, entrenched ideology and lack of training results in slow uptake and resistance to change. The term disruptive innovation - used to describe advances in… (More)
and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Objective To develop a toolset to monitor and assess laboratory biosafety program performance and cost Introduction Laboratory biosafety – a component of biosecurity – has specific elements that together, comprise a facility's capability to both protect employees and the surrounding… (More)
reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Objective To conceive and develop a model to identify gaps in public health surveillance performance and provide a toolset to assess interventions , cost, and return on investment (ROI). one of the eight core capacities is public health surveillance. In May 2012, despite a concerted… (More)