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HealthMap

  • Hsinchun Chen
  • Daniel Zeng
  • Ping Yan
Chapter
Part of the Integrated Series in Information Systems book series (ISIS, volume 21)

Abstract

HealthMap is a freely accessible, automated real-time system that monitors, organizes, integrates, filters, visualizes, and disseminates online information about emerging diseases. The goal of HealthMap is to deliver real-time intelligence on a broad range of emerging infectious diseases for a diverse audience, from public health officials to international travelers.

HealthMap.org Web site is operating since September 2006 (Figure 14-1). US Health and Human Services and the US Department of Defense among other national or international organizations have used their data stream for surveillance activities. HealthMap currently receives approximately 15,000 unique visitors per month from around the world.

Keywords

Public Health Official International Traveler Public Health Infrastructure Text Mining Technique Project Link 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Important readings:

  1. 1.
    Freifeld, C. C., et al., “HealthMap: Global Infectious Disease Monitoring through Automated Classification and Visualization of Internet Media Reports.” Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 2008. 15(2): pp 150–157.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Chute, C. G., “Biosurveillance, Classification, and Semantic Health Technologies.” Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 2008. 15(2): pp 172–173.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Brownstein, J. S., C. C. Freifeld, B. Y. Reis, and K. D. Mandl, “Surveillance Sans Frontières: Internet-Based Emerging Infectious Disease Intelligence and the HealthMap Project,” PLoS Medicine Vol. 5, No. 7. (1 July 2008), e151.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

References

  1. Brownstein, J., Freifeld, C., Reis, B., and Mandl, K. 2008a. "Surveillance Sans Frontières: Internet-Based Emerging Infectious Disease Intelligence and the Healthmap Project.," PLoS Medicine (5:7).CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hsinchun Chen
    • 1
  • Daniel Zeng
    • 2
    • 3
  • Ping Yan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Management Information SystemsEller College of Management University of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Management Information SystemsEller College of Management University of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  3. 3.Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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