Describe and Diagram the existing process for* reporting and identifying major public health *problem,* such as a flu *pandemic? The traditional process of reporting and identifying the major public health problem is in the form of manual and is much slower in operation and at times we the required solution may be delayed and may result disaster. With the visit of patients the process starts.
In case of detection of outbreak or possible outbreak with the physical reporting patients to hospital, then, hospital, physicians, and laboratories would mail or fax paper reports to public health agencies, who would then call health care providers for more detailed information. This slow chain of person-to-person communication is not well suited to a major public health emergency. How does BioSense improve this process? Diagram the process for reporting and identifying public health problem by using BioSense.
BioSense is an automated early event detection and situational awareness system to evaluate case and suspect case reporting along with statistical surveillance and data visualization of pre-diagnostic data to support the earliest possible detection of potential public health emergencies, whether natural or man-made.
The BioSense Influenza Data Store (IDS) is designed as an integral component of the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) BioSense application. The IDS component provides web-browser-based-views of available influenza data.
The IDS is provided as a mechanism for public health users at the National, State and local levels, to monitor, assess and track the events related to Influenza and Influenza outbreak/pandemic preparedness within the general population. BioSense sits atop a hospital’s existing information systems, continually gathering and analyzing their data in real time. Custom software developed by CDC monitors the facility’s network traffic and captures relevant patient records, diagnoses, and prescription information The Pros (Advantages) of BioSense:
It can help CDC epidemiologists quickly detect early signs of a flu pandemic or bioterrorist attack and provide public health and government decision makers with the information. Simultaneous access of the data reduces the time required to classify health events as serious public health problems.
It has the ability to gather and analyze data in the real time. CDC scientists using the system will be in a better position to spot a major pandemic attack or biological or chemical attack over a wider geographic area. Such system relies basically on the Internet . The data transition would be burdensome and time-consuming .
It is not available to the people of the rural place. In the case of emergencies, the rooms for the patients will not be available and referring the patient’s data would take a lot of time.
The privacy and the security of patient information cannot be maintained. Different hospitals and health care providers use different codes for symptoms, diseases and medications. I do not think that all the hospitals and public health agencies should switch to BioSense. As there are both advantages and disadvantages we think the organization can weight this two and can decide whether to switch to BioSense or not.
To help CDC gather the data, it just needs typical hospitals and agencies to provide sample information. Put yourself in* the role of the hospital director at a large urban *hospital. Would* you support joining up with the BioSense system? Why or why *not? What* factors would *you want to take into account before joining? If I were a hospital director at a large urban hospital, we would like to join the BioSense system. The reason why is that, since we work in such a large urban hospital, the information and data of the patients would be variable and difficult to gather. So, to get help from the BioSense system is a wise choice.
Moreover, the data of the large hospital will be typical. Before we join the system, we will be concerned about the copy of all the dates. Because the system is relay on the Internet, the information may get lost while transmitting. So it is necessary to copy the data and keep it safe.
On the other hand we will join because of the following benefits: Mapping of an irregular heartbeat while minimizing radiation exposure. The BioSense System allows to successfully eliminating approximately 95 percent of irregular heart rhythms. Patients are often discharged to home three to four hours after the procedure, avoiding an overnight stay.
Beside the above benefits, joining of up with the BioSense System creates the needs of the people who fall victims to such deadly disease. In the past, existing health-related information systems were limited in their abilities to share data. This often resulted in the delayed transmission of vital information to local health departments, CDC, and other partners. For example, traditional public health surveillance and investigations often involved the manual reporting of cases to public health agencies, and phone calls to healthcare providers for more detailed patient chart information.