3035.0 Global Access to Infectious Disease Information - Part 1

Monday, November 8, 2010: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
About one half of all deaths in poor countries are caused by infectious diseases. Improving access to infectious disease information is one of the small steps needed to address this injustice. This will depend on opening lines of communication among medical and public health professionals around the world. In the first presentation, David Heymann will give a demonstration of the new electronic version of the Control of Communicable Diseases Manual (CCDM) that was released earlier this year. The information in the book, now in its 19th edition, is now available on the Internet; it can also be downloaded to your iPhone, Blackberry, Android, Windows Mobile or Palm devices. In the second presentation, Stephen Berger will give a demonstration of GIDEON, a web-based decision-support system of global infectious diseases. The four modules of GIDEON are Diagnosis, Epidemiology, Pharmacology, and Microbiology. In the first module, users can generate a ranked differential diagnoses based on signs, symptoms, laboratory tests, exposure history, country of acquisition, and incubation period.
Session Objectives: Learning Objectives: 1. Describe CCDM Mobile + Web and how it differs from the book. 2. Describe sources and methods used to design a global informatics system for Geographic Medicine.
Jay Brown, MD, MPH
Jay Brown, MD, MPH

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Organized by: Health Informatics Information Technology

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