5050.0 Computational Methods for Data Collection and Reporting

Wednesday, November 10, 2010: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
By utilizing techniques from computer science, mathematics, geographical information systems, and other disciplines, public health officials and epidemiologists are able to develop models and methods to assist in the study of the spread of diseases or other public health events. By appropriately using methods to tune simulation models and equations, it is possible to both collect and report data on a number of events, including disasters, epidemics or other public health events. Such methods can also be used to reconstruct and understand known events within public health, or can be also used to predict future or unobserved situations. This session will focus on the utilization of data collection methods and reporting in the areas of biosurveillance and substance-abuse treatment to help determine the improvements in quality of care through data collection, reporting and analysis. Additionally, information regarding the use of mobile technologies and electronic data collection for surveys and other instruments will also be explored in order to demonstrate both the computational power of these technologies and their effectiveness in data collection with large populations.
Session Objectives: Describe specific computational methods for public health reporting Identify different methodologies for data collection and reporting Compare different computational methods for data collection and reporting

General Survey System: A Mobile Technologies System for Data Collection and Management
Jay Levinsohn, PhD, Donna Medeiros, Jennifer Duke, PhD, Patricia Yost, Stephen Litavecz, Robert Hughes, Yuying Zhang, MS, Renee' Karlsen, Frances Stillman, EdD and Carol Schmitt, PhD
Improving substance abuse treatment through innovative data collection, reporting and analysis
Sujatha Lakshmikanthan, BS, MCA (Computer Science), Deepa Avula, Leena Dave, BS, MS, Michael DeLatte, BS, Gary Franceschini, BA, MS, Bharathi Golla, MS, George Grubbs, BS, MA, William Savage, BS, MS (Computer Science), David Uglow and Carol Council, MSPH (Public Health)
Electronic data collection in large surveys population based
Luiz Augusto Facchini, Dr, Alessander Osorio, Mr, Elaine Tomasi, Dr, Alitea Santiago Dilelio, MSC, Roberto Xavier Piccini, MSC, Denise Silva da Silveira, Dr, Fernando Vinholes Siqueira, Dr, Suéle Manjourany Silva, MSC, Fatima dos Santos Maia, Dr, Elaine Thumé, Dr and Vivane Tabeleão

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Organized by: Health Informatics Information Technology
Endorsed by: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs, Epidemiology

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)