HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Study suggests better use of web could improve infectious disease reporting

HERSHEY, PA-- Better disease reporting information on state health departments' Web sites could help physicians more quickly and easily determine how, when and where to report infectious diseases that may represent outbreaks or bioterrorism-related events, according to a study by Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Pennsylvania Department of Health researchers.

"Because nearly 80 percent of U.S. physicians use the Web, we feel it offers public health jurisdictions a great opportunity to facilitate disease reporting," said David Welliver, M.S., M.B.A., information technologist, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. "Most of the 57 state and territory health departments that report diseases to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention already maintain Web sites. However, we found that relatively few sites contained all the types of information important in facilitating infectious disease reporting, and in many cases the information was buried deep in the Web site."

This study offers the first assessment of the status of U.S. states' and territories' use of the Web to aid in infectious disease reporting. The study, "Use of the Web by State and Territorial Health Departments to Promote Infectious Disease Reporting," appears in the March 3 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

"Physicians and other health care workers who want to comply with disease reporting mandates often encounter logistical barriers," said Kathleen G. Julian, M.D., infectious disease fellow, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. "If you diagnose encephalitis and you are prepared to report it, you'll need contact and other health department information. An easily accessible disease reporting Web site could be a helpful resource."

The team surveyed state epidemiologists in 57 U.S. states and territories that participate in the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS) of the Centers for Disease Control an
'"/>

Contact: Valerie Gliem
vgliem@psu.edu
814-865-9481
Penn State
2-Mar-2004


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Study of energy and health in Africa focuses spotlight on charcoal and forest management
2. Study shows promise in identifying kidney failure
3. Study shows patch therapy may be as effective as oral medications
4. Study shows soy is well accepted in school lunches
5. Study finds that coordinating care of chronically ill patients does not increase liability
6. Study provides new estimates of the causes of child mortality worldwide
7. Study finds factors linked to substance use disorder relapse among health care professionals
8. Study finds majority of women willing to accept cervical cancer vaccine for self and children
9. Study shows use of budesonide reduced the risk of asthma related events by 40% in children
10. Study shows risk of cardiac death after radiation for breast cancer has dramatically decreased
11. Study shows acrylamide in baked and fried food does not increase risk of breast cancer in women

Post Your Comments:
(Date:10/31/2014)... October 31, 2014 At the start ... families narrowly escaping carbon monoxide poisoning in their homes. ... weeks away, one family-owned, Missouri-based heating and cooling company ... making sure families start the home heating season with ... secure. , Beginning Nov. 1, 2014, E and ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... -- Surgery for low back pain caused by spinal ... you live, a new report says. "Nearly 80 ... some point in their lives, and about 30 million ... spine problem," co-author Brook Martin, of the Dartmouth Institute ... college news release. In spinal stenosis, thickening of ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... DARIEN, IL – New research suggests that insomnia is ... crashes and other unintentional fatal injuries. The results underscore ... of the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project. , Results ... in a dose-dependent manner with the number of insomnia ... were 2.8 times more likely to die from a ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... October 31, 2014 The Suspension Revolution ... workout program was developed by Dan Long, a suspension ... as a fitness professional and life coach. The author ... having toned muscles is not impossible , The Suspension ... suspension training. Suspension training promises efficiency when it comes ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... 31, 2014 Florida Air Academy, ... girls in grades 6-12, is taking the lead ... injuries and concussions, becoming the first high school ... (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) computerized assessment ... Player' lawsuit grabs the headlines, and the Centers ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Many Homeowners Missing Key Safety Risks with Home Heating;Missouri-based Company E and Q Announces New Safety Check 2Health News:Many Homeowners Missing Key Safety Risks with Home Heating;Missouri-based Company E and Q Announces New Safety Check 3Health News:Spinal Surgery Varies by Region in U.S.: Study 2Health News:Insomnia increases risk of motor vehicle deaths, other fatal injuries 2Health News:Suspension Revolution Review Reveals Dan Long's New Suspension Workout Plan 2Health News:Florida Air Academy Tackling Concussions Head-On 2Health News:Florida Air Academy Tackling Concussions Head-On 3
(Date:10/31/2014)... Ga. , Oct. 31, 2014  Digirad Corporation ... to PDI, Inc. (Nasdaq: PDII ), a ... of Digirad,s proposal to acquire the company.  ... meaningful discussions regarding a transaction and to operate in ... its cash, or take on additional debt, on acquisitions ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... 31, 2014 Mast Therapeutics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ... for the quarter ended September 30, 2014. ... said:  "The third quarter was productive for Mast. Consistent with ... MST-188 for sickle cell disease is on track to ... have opened 50 study sites in the U.S. and ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... , October 31, 2014 ... Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG ), Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. ... UNH ), Sanofi SA (NYSE: ... members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve ... . , ,-- ,Celgene Corporation Research Reports ,On October ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Digirad Delivers Letter To PDI, Inc. Responding To PDI's Summary Rejection Of Digirad's Offer To Acquire Company 2Digirad Delivers Letter To PDI, Inc. Responding To PDI's Summary Rejection Of Digirad's Offer To Acquire Company 3Digirad Delivers Letter To PDI, Inc. Responding To PDI's Summary Rejection Of Digirad's Offer To Acquire Company 4Digirad Delivers Letter To PDI, Inc. Responding To PDI's Summary Rejection Of Digirad's Offer To Acquire Company 5Mast Therapeutics Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 2Mast Therapeutics Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 3Mast Therapeutics Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 4Mast Therapeutics Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 5Mast Therapeutics Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 6Mast Therapeutics Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 7Mast Therapeutics Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 8Financial Results, Acquisition Agreement, and Legal Issue Update - Research Reports on Celgene, Bristol-Myers, UnitedHealth, Sanofi and Actavis 2Financial Results, Acquisition Agreement, and Legal Issue Update - Research Reports on Celgene, Bristol-Myers, UnitedHealth, Sanofi and Actavis 3Financial Results, Acquisition Agreement, and Legal Issue Update - Research Reports on Celgene, Bristol-Myers, UnitedHealth, Sanofi and Actavis 4Financial Results, Acquisition Agreement, and Legal Issue Update - Research Reports on Celgene, Bristol-Myers, UnitedHealth, Sanofi and Actavis 5Financial Results, Acquisition Agreement, and Legal Issue Update - Research Reports on Celgene, Bristol-Myers, UnitedHealth, Sanofi and Actavis 6
Cached News: