Developed with InSTEDD and the Task Force for Global Health in a project with the Public Health Informations Institute for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Surveillance Platform’s goal is to simplify access to national notifiable diseases information for the programs in charge of monitoring them.
In conjunction with other software development companies, which developed the parsers and processing pipelines for the different formats in which data is currently sent by the States to the CDC, we used our expertise in providing comprehensive visualizations and ease-of-access to different users by building a visualization platform that allowed the consumers of this data to filter, group and compare large amounts of information on the diseases they monitor.
We developed an initial open-source pilot which provides customisable visualizations based on geographic and demographic indicators, combined with information from the US Census Bureau to obtain incidence rates.
The pilot also provides the platform administrators permission to grant or restrict access to the different users at CDC, based on the diseases they monitor, and to comply with US policies, relies on both email/password authentication and HSPD-12 compliant Personal Identification Verification via government-issued Smartcards.
Demographic filters and charts help analyze the evolution of disease
Visualization for disease statistics by district and week