Applied medical & care compunetics to public health disease surveillance and management: Leveraging external data sources--a key to public health preparedness.

@article{Popovich2006AppliedM,
  title={Applied medical & care compunetics to public health disease surveillance and management: Leveraging external data sources--a key to public health preparedness.},
  author={Michael L Popovich and Todd Watkins},
  journal={Studies in health technology and informatics},
  year={2006},
  volume={121},
  pages={151-61}
}
In today's global community the ability to prepare for a disease outbreak in order to mitigate the public health, social, and economic impacts on a community depends upon data to support the decision and response process. Data can come from a variety of sources. These sources not only include the medical and health care community, but also geographic, demographic, and socio-economic data. The ability to capture and utilize the data effectively from these types of data sources can mean the… CONTINUE READING