Real-Time Biosurveillance Program
Epidemiology Unit Officials in India and Sri Lanka face problems in receiving health information in a timely manner in order to prevent diseases reaching epidemic states. In this pilot project village level nurses in selected districts in India and Sri Lanka were provided with mobile phones with custom software for messaging out-patient data in a prescribed format to a central server. A decision for scaling of the project will be based on the pilot evaluation.
Gow G.A. et al. 2010, Using Mobile Phones in a Real-Time Biosurveillance Program: Lessons from the Frontlines in Sri Lanka and India, 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS ’10), Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Sampath, W.G.C. et al. 2010, Real-time Bio-surveillance Pilot Programme in Sri Lanka: Lessons Learned, Sri-Lanka Journal of Bio-Medical Informatics 1(3): 139-154
Waidyanatha, N. 2008, Real-Time Biosurveillance Program: A Research Proposal, LIRNEasia
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