Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Smartphones More Accurate, Faster, Cheaper for Disease Surveillance

From the press release: "Smartphones are showing promise in disease surveillance in the developing world. The Kenya Ministry of Health, along with researchers in Kenya for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, found that smartphone use was cheaper than traditional paper survey methods to gather disease information, after the initial set–up cost. Survey data collected with smartphones also in this study had fewer errors and were more quickly available for analyses than data collected on paper, according to a study presented today at the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases in Atlanta." Read more

See Also
Mosquera, Mary. "Smartphones Improve Kenyan Disease Surveillance." Government Health IT, March 13, 2012.