Disease Surveillance: Technological Contributions to Global Health Security reminds us of the continued vulnerability of the world to contagious infections. The book presents examples of disease surveillance systems and evaluates promising advances as well as opportunities for new systems. It also explains how newer technologies can allow countries to comply with the International Health Regulations established by the World Health Organization.
The book covers various topics including international health regulations policy, challenges surrounding system deployment and implementation, data visualization techniques, the strengths and weaknesses of open source software, and legal considerations surrounding such software.
This book will show you how new reporting requirements, combined with new technologies, big data sources, and sophisticated analytic approaches now enable the public health community to identify potential outbreaks and initiate a response earlier than at any other time in history.
Table of Contents
DISEASE SURVEILLANCE CONCEPTS. Introduction to Electronic Disease Surveillance. International Health Regulations: Policy. Public Health Surveillance System Considerations. Surveillance Challenges in Resource-Limited Settings. The Role and Functional Components of Statistical Alerting Methods for Biosurveillance. Effective Public Health Data Visualization. DISEASE SURVEILLANCE PRACTICE. The International Health Regulations in Practice: Surveillance and a Global Community Seeking Health Security. Possible Solutions for Sustainable Surveillance Systems. mHealth and Its Role in Disease Surveillance. Global Health and Open Source Software (OSS): An Example of Legal Considerations Impacting Technology and Global Health Policy Implementation. The Role of Mass Gathering Surveillance. Promising Advances in Surveillance Technology for Global Health Security.
David L. Blazes, MD, MPH, Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
Sheri H. Lewis, MPH, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland, USA