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   San Diego Project SHARE
Created Date: 8/13/2008 8:34:08 AM
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government
Status: In use
License: Proprietary
Product Type: Software - Mobile
Target Users: Government Agencies
Developer Name: Voxiva
Product Url: http://www.voxiva.com/sandiego.asp
System Requirements: NA
Description: Project SHARE serves two Voxiva customers working in collaboration: the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) and the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE). HHSA provides a broad range of health and social services, promoting wellness, self-sufficiency, and a better quality of life for all individuals and families in San Diego County. SDCOE oversees 42 school districts with approximately 600 schools and about a half a million students.

      Concern about the control of infectious disease and increasing fears of bioterrorism have highlighted the need to significantly strengthen disease surveillance and response capabilities. Real time information plays a crucial role in the ability to respond to health emergencies. Frontline health workers, including family doctors and school nurses, are the primary entry point into the health system for most patients. As such, frontline workers can serve as an “early warning system” for disease outbreaks of all kinds.

      In December, 2003 the Community Epidemiology Branch (CEB) of HHSA in collaboration SDCOE launched Project SHARE. Through Project SHARE, public health officials can monitor data submitted in real time through a web based interface, including a map-based view of data using GIS (geographic information system). Officials can use Project SHARE’s communication features to reach individual health workers, send broadcast voice mail, e-mail, and SMS alerts to groups, post the latest health guidance, and host conference calls. When predefined trigger events are reported, the system generates emergency notifications via e-mail, voicemail, pager and SMS text messages.

      The information collected through Project SHARE is accessed and analyzed by the Community Epidemiology group which looks for trend information and identifies and investigates abnormal levels.   



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