Monitoring the Spreading of Infectious Diseases in Finland

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My presentation on "Monitoring the Spreading of Infectious Diseases in Finland". 2010.
by Markku Laine, http://www.tinyurl.com/mplaine

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Monitoring the Spreading of Infectious Diseases in Finland

  1. 1. Monitoring the Spreading ofInfectious Diseases in FinlandAssignment PresentationDecember 8, 2010Markku Lainemarkku.laine@gmail.com
  2. 2. Presentation Outline•  Introduction•  Problem Statement•  Application Description•  Conclusions
  3. 3. IntroductionInfectious Diseases in FinlandThe Procedure
  4. 4. Infectious Diseases in Finland•  Infectious disease –  A clinically evident illnesses caused by a microorganism, such as viruses, bacteria, and fungi –  Transmitted through liquids, food, body fluids, contaminated objects, airborne inhalation, or through vector-borne spread•  National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL, in Finnish: Terveyden ja hyvinvoinnin laitos) –  Reports, monitors, and prevents the spreading of infectious diseases in Finland –  Maintains Infectious Diseases Register (IDR)
  5. 5. The Procedure Day 1: First Day 3:symptoms Consults a Day 4-7: google doctor Diagnosis Day 2: Day 4: Day ~14: Sick at Analysis THL’s home of the Infectious samples Diseases Register is updated
  6. 6. Problem StatementProblems with the Procedure and THL’s InfectiousDiseases Register
  7. 7. Problems with the Procedure and THL’sInfectious Diseases Register•  No forecast•  A series of analyses needs to be performed Not useful for•  Data laboratory –  Not accurate enough personnel, –  HTML tables doctors, –  Not linked patients, etc. –  Reporting lag of two weeks
  8. 8. Application DescriptionOverviewUser InterfaceArchitecture
  9. 9. Overview•  An application for monitoring the spreading (current status, history, and forecast) of infectious diseases in Finland•  Provides more accurate, linked, and real-time data about various infectious diseases in Finland•  Presents the data in a nicely visualized and human- understandable form (interactive map)•  Provides accurate estimate of the current level of various infectious diseases (based on Google search queries)
  10. 10. User Interface
  11. 11. Architecture
  12. 12. ConclusionsBenefits
  13. 13. Benefits•  For laboratory personnel –  Fewer analyses of the samples to be performed•  For doctors –  More accurate diagnosis•  For health district –  Saves time and money•  For patients –  Faster recovery

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