In the face of disastrous flooding, the Iowa Department of Public Health established the statewide Emergency Computer Communications Network to establish rapid electronic reporting of disaster-related health data, provide e-mail communications among all county health departments, monitor the long-range public health effects of the disaster, and institute a general purpose public health information system in Iowa.
Based on software (CDC WONDER/PC) provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and using standard personal computers and modems, this system has resulted in a 10-to20-fold increase in surveillance efficiency at the health department, not including time saved by county network participants.
It provides a critical disaster assessment capability to the health department but also facilitates the general practice of public health.
Mots-clés Pascal : Inondation, Sinistre, Médecine catastrophe, Urgence, Système information, Réseau information, Informatique, Iowa, Surveillance sanitaire, Communication, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Flood, Disaster, Disaster medicine, Emergency, Information system, Information network, Computer science, Iowa, Sanitary surveillance, Communication, United States, North America, America
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0264957
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 01/03/1996.