DiagnosisONE Surveillance System Isolates Potential Communicable Disease Outbreaks

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DiagnosisONE is contracted to deploy its D1.Surveillance disease surveillance system across the territory of Puerto Rico. The system will help public health officials access, collect and report data about real or potential outbreaks of communicable diseases such as measles, avian flu or dengue fever. In the future, DiagnosisONE's surveillance system will assist public health officials and care providers during such outbreaks. DiagnosisONE's system will connect laboratories, physicians' offices, emergency rooms and hospitals, and make reports and test results available to epidemiologists for review. With the DiagnosisONE surveillance system in place, officials will be able to isolate outbreaks more quickly.

DiagnosisONE is pleased to be the leader in this public health initiative

DiagnosisONE today announced that it has been contracted to deploy its D1.Surveillance disease surveillance system across the territory of Puerto Rico. The system will help public health officials access, collect and report data about real or potential outbreaks of communicable diseases such as measles, avian flu or dengue fever.

Just last month, a warning of a dengue fever outbreak was announced for Puerto Rico by the Centers for Disease Control. In the future, DiagnosisONE's surveillance system will assist public health officials and care providers during such outbreaks. DiagnosisONE's system will connect laboratories, physicians' offices, emergency rooms and hospitals, and make reports and test results available to epidemiologists for review. With the DiagnosisONE surveillance system in place, officials will be able to isolate outbreaks more quickly.

"DiagnosisONE is pleased to be the leader in this public health initiative," said Mansoor Khan, CEO of DiagnosisONE. "The D1.Surveillance system removes all the manual processes with their attendant risks and errors, and replaces them with our state-of-the-art solutions to help public health officials identify outbreaks and coordinate responses."

"The earlier you can catch a communicable disease, the more impact you will have on the control of its spreading through a population," he added.

D1.Surveillance is a HL7 3.0-based product that uses all web interfaces and is easily and quickly deployed. Significantly, it contains easy-to-use interfaces that allow for mapping between its standard ICD-9, CPT, LOINC and SNOMED code sets and codes used by hospitals and laboratories.

In today's connected world, the capacity for easy and frequent international travel assists in the rapid spread of disease, including disease spread intentionally by terrorists, creates the need for an early warning system such as D1.Surveillance. The D1.Surveillance system is currently used by the Massachusetts Bureau of Communicable Disease Control as well as the Massachusetts State Laboratory Institute. It will be fully deployed throughout Puerto Rico in 2008.

About DiagnosisONE
DiagnosisONE, an innovative leader in the healthcare IT industry, develops and markets Intelligent Connectivity Solutions. Those solutions allow customers in the clinical and public health environments to collect data from disparate sources, apply clinical and bioterrorism rules to those data, and deliver the resulting information to care providers and decision-makers. DiagnosisONE's customers include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, numerous state departments of health, integrated delivery networks, health plans and health systems. For more information, visit the web site, http://www.diagnosisone.com.

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