Evolve: InSTEDD's Global Early Warning and Response System

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Evolve presentation as part of the "EXTREMELY AFFORDABLE HEALTH INNOVATIONS“, A Grameen Health initiative in collaboration with World Health Care Congress, Washington, DC, 2009.

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Evolve: InSTEDD's Global Early Warning and Response System

  1. 1. Evolve: InSTEDD's Global Early Warning and Response System Taha Kass-Hout, MD, MS, Nicolás di Tada, and Eric Rasmussen, MD, MDM, FACP InSTEDD, Palo Alto, California, USA With funding from: We describe an early warning and response system designed to streamline the collaboration between domain experts and automated processes for early detection, prediction and effective response to health-related events (such as a disease outbreak or pandemic). Related items are grouped into a thread. Threads are later associated with events (hypothesized or confirmed). Tag (user- or auto-generated) cloud and semantic heat map Expert-generated Tags Publish and share information Create filter (by keyword, tag, topic, location, or time) and subscription (email, RSS, GeoChat) An event is monitored through a thread of items <ul><li>Evolve synthesizes health-related event indication from a wide variety of information sources (event- or indicator-based) into a consolidated picture for analysis, maintenance of “community-wide coherence”, and collaboration. This helps detect anomalies, visualize clusters of potential events, predict the rate and spread of a disease outbreak and provide decision makers with the necessary tools to effectively investigate and respond to the event. Current classification includes: </li></ul><ul><li>7 syndromes </li></ul><ul><li>10 transmission modes </li></ul><ul><li>> 100 infectious diseases </li></ul><ul><li>> 180 micro-organisms </li></ul><ul><li>> 140 symptoms </li></ul><ul><li>> 50 chemicals </li></ul><ul><li>Presently, Evolve is being piloted in the Mekong Basin region of Southeast Asia. </li></ul>Tracking the recent Avian Influenza Outbreak in Egypt (reports started to appear late January 2009). Notice the pattern of reported incidents along the Nile river. Objective Results &quot;EXTREMELY AFFORDABLE HEALTH INNOVATIONS“, A Grameen Health initiative in collaboration with World Health Care Congress

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