Online disease surveillance system to be launched soon

The prototype of a Web-based GIS application, which helps online tracking of communicable diseases will be launched this month in Tiruvallur. This application developed by a team at the unit of Environmental Health and Biotechnology, Loyola College, provides field staff and clinicians unique IDs and passwords for reporting disease using smart phones, basic mobiles or internet-enabled computers. Prof. Vincent believes that the application is robust enough to be integrated into the national healthcare system and also can be harnessed for mapping not just vector-borne diseases but non-communicable and lifestyle diseases as well.

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Source:The Hindu

JinGu Lee, Vertices, research intern, gis@vertices.com

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