Disease Surveillance & Data Analytics
Surveillance data systems
Public health surveillance is the interactive system of government public health departments at the international, federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial levels working with healthcare providers and the public at-large to detect, report, respond to, and prevent illness and death.
Advancing disease surveillance data systems and analytics to support rapid COVID-19 detection, response, and public health decision-making is vital to our nation’s health security. Outdated manual methods such as faxes, phone calls, and electronic systems that are not interoperable will not adequately address the data needs given the pace of this spread. Current processes and modes of data sharing are slow, cumbersome, and curb efforts to respond effectively with the intensity and speed this outbreak demands.
Real-time data and information are needed to be collected on cases, their contacts, persons suspect of infection, and to rapidly communicate with persons under quarantine to identify the first signs of symptoms.
The data and analytics used to support public health decision making is the cornerstone to disease surveillance and all phases of response activities.
HealthFactors Connect PRO enables healthcare providers, local and state public health organizations to automate data analytics and improve epidemiological surveillance capacity with :
Seamless, secure, electronic reporting and information sharing of COVID-19 case information from healthcare facilities to public health officials.
This can support isolation and management of cases and their contacts.
Interoperable data sharing across healthcare entities
Sharing data between organizations to eliminate duplicate efforts, and reduce cost.
Automate data collection from individuals under quarantine or investigation.
This saves time, improves accuracy, and automatically aggregates data from individuals, allowing healthcare providers to stratify patients based on risk and symptoms and mitigate disease spread.
Quickly roll-out surveillance data collection and respond to changing needs of disease surveillance — add, change, or remove information collected with ease.
This turns data into information for public health action and decision making.