Public Health Informatics

Developing a smartphone 'app' for public health research: the example of measuring observed smoking in vehicles.

Publication Date: 
Mar 25, 2013

BACKGROUND: We have developed manual methods to gather data on the point prevalence of observed smoking in road vehicles. To enable the widespread international collection of such data, we aimed to develop a smartphone application (app) for this work.

Role of information technology in disaster medical response.

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Nov 17, 2008

This article addresses the importance of information technology (IT) in support of disaster medical response and provides a framework for the use of IT in response to natural disasters or terrorist activities.

Global infectious disease surveillance and health intelligence.

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Publication Date: 
Jul 16, 2007

Current concerns about the spread of infectious diseases, especially unexpected ("emerging") infections such as pandemic influenza or severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), have renewed focus on the critical importance of global early warning and rapid response.