Nashua, NH (PRWEB) May 23, 2006
DiagnosisONE today announced that it had been awarded a contract by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta to deploy a National Public Health Information System for Pakistan.
Situated in the wild bird migratory path from Siberia to Africa; in recent months Pakistan has seen large scale outbreaks of bird flu in its domesticated bird populations resulting in the culling of 100,000s of birds.
In deploying this nationwide network DiagnosisONE will be bringing this state of the art Public Health Surveillance and Collaboration technology to the Middle East and Asia for the first time. This project will provide this region of the world with its first capability to perform surveillance of and respond to communicable diseases such as the Bird Flu, HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis.
“DiagnosisONE is very proud to have been chosen to provide this critical and potentially life saving capability in a part of the world where communicable diseases (caused by natural or Bio-terrorism related causes) are a major health risk,” said Dr. Fauzia Khan, Chief Medical Officer of DiagnosisONE. She went on to add, “This award places DiagnosisONE in a leadership position to provide such capabilities globally.”
DiagnosisONE will be using its D1.Extend product to meet the disease and lab surveillance needs of this critical US ally. D1.Extend allows for the collection and management of patient and lab test data across large dispersed populations in urban and rural environments. D1.Extend will allow epidemiologists in Pakistan to collect:
- Patient demographics data
- Syndromic information
- Diagnostic information
- Medication history data
- Testing (including lab and radiology) history data and
- Contact history data.
A typical D1.Extend deployment in a country consists of a central server cluster connected to between 50 and 1000 remote servers at healthcare clinics providing basic services to local populations. D1.Extend allows these clinics to collect patient and testing data related to infectious diseases, to report this data to central authorities and allows these authorities to respond to communicable disease events in a timely and robust manner.
D1.Extend can also be integrated with DiagnosisONE’s industry leading Clinical Decision Support product (D1.Pathway) to automate the analysis of the data collected. “The resulting intelligent surveillance system will revolutionize the detection of dangerous disease outbreaks in our increasingly connected world,” said Dr. Mansoor Khan, CEO of DiagnosisONE.
DiagnosisONE, an emerging leader in the healthcare IT (HIT) industry, develops and markets Intelligent ConnectivityTM Solutions. Our solutions allow our customers in the clinical and public health environments to collect data from disparate sources apply clinical and bioterrorism rules to that data and deliver the resulting information to care providers and decision makers. DiagnosisONE’s customers include the Centers for Disease Control, the Association of Public Health Labs, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Partners HealthCare and numerous State Departments of Health and Integrated Delivery Networks.