We are pleased to introduce a level of healthcare technology that was previously not available to the people of Pakistan. It's very rewarding to know that the system we've implemented will ultimately improve the welfare of millions of people
Nashua, NH (PRWEB) March 19, 2008
Dr. Mansoor Khan, CEO of DiagnosisONE, recently met with Mr. Mohammed Mian Soomro, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, to discuss the state of public health in Pakistan and the strategies and tactics that can be adopted to improve delivery of care.
DiagnosisONE was recently selected by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to develop a National Public Health Information Network in Pakistan. DiagnosisONE's D1.Surveillance system, which will be operational in Pakistan this year, will help public health officials access, collect and report data about real or potential outbreaks of communicable diseases. Recent public health threats, including an outbreak of bird flu that killed one person in December, have increased the need for integrated disease surveillance.
"The Pakistan government is very supportive of efforts to implement an integrated disease surveillance system. This technology will be vital for introducing internationally recognized standards of care to our country," said Prime Minister Soomro. "The private sector needs to be an integral part of efforts to introduce these capabilities in Pakistan. We commend DiagnosisONE for taking the initiative," Mr. Soomro said.
Prior to the meeting, the Prime Minister visited with Khan in the United States and urged him to come forward and help Pakistan improve the information technology infrastructure related to healthcare, which eventually led to the CDC contract.
"We are pleased to introduce a level of healthcare technology that was previously not available to the people of Pakistan. It's very rewarding to know that the system we've implemented will ultimately improve the welfare of millions of people," Khan said.
The new system will, for the first time, also offer an electronic log book consisting of abridged versions of electronic medical records that will be distributed for free to physicians. This resource will allow caregivers to chart patient demographics and health information that can be used to drive care delivery and communicable disease reporting. The D1.Surveillance system is currently used by Puerto Rico, the Massachusetts Bureau of Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, and the Massachusetts State Laboratory Institute.
DiagnosisONE, an innovative leader in the healthcare IT industry, develops and markets Intelligent Connectivity Solutions. Those solutions allow customers in 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.