Evaluating an Infectious Disease Information Sharing and Analysis System

  • Paul Jen-Hwa Hu
  • Daniel Zeng
  • Hsinchun Chen
  • Catherine Larson
  • Wei Chang
  • Chunju Tseng
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3495)


Infectious disease informatics is a subfield of security informatics that focuses on information analysis and management issues critical to the prevention, detection, and management of naturally occurring or terrorist-engineered infectious disease outbreaks. We have developed a research prototype called BioPortal which provides an integrated environment to support cross-jurisdictional and cross-species infectious disease information sharing, integration, analysis, and reporting. This paper reports a pilot study evaluating BioPortal’s usability, user satisfaction, and potential impact on practice.


West Nile Virus User Satisfaction System Usability Public Health Professional Spreadsheet Program 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Jen-Hwa Hu
    • 1
  • Daniel Zeng
    • 2
  • Hsinchun Chen
    • 2
  • Catherine Larson
    • 2
  • Wei Chang
    • 2
  • Chunju Tseng
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Accounting and Information SystemsUniversity of Utah 
  2. 2.Department of Management Information SystemsUniversity of ArizonaTucson

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