3124.0 Global Access to Infectious Disease Information - Part 2

Monday, November 8, 2010: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Two of the realities of the 21st century are the abundance of useful information for preventing and treating infectious diseases and the power of modern information technology to classify and disseminate that information. In the first presentation, Paul Auwaerter will give a demonstration of the Johns Hopkins ABX Guide and HIV Guide. The ABX Guide was designed to distill complex information about the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases and to make that information easily accessible. The HIV Guide is an electronic version of the Zambian National Guidelines on Management and Care for People Living with HIV/AIDS developed in Zambia by the National HIV/STI/TB Council (NAC) and numerous cooperating partners and institutions. In the second presentation, Jay Brown will give a demonstration of how to use a relational database such as Microsoft Access to build an intelligent database of infectious diseases. Such a database uses the power of electronic queries to retrieve all infectious diseases that match the particular findings and epidemiological factors of the case. In the last 25 minutes of this session, the four physicians in Parts 1 and 2 will assemble to answer questions from the audience and to discuss any possible future collaborations.
Session Objectives: 1. Explore the rationale for concise medical content presented by web and smart phone formats in low resource settings. 2. List five key fields in a database of infectious diseases.
Jay Brown, MD, MPH
Jay Brown, MD, MPH
Paul G. Auwaerter, MD and Jay Brown, MD, MPH

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Organized by: Health Informatics Information Technology
Endorsed by: American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus

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