DIGITAL INTEROPERABILITY WITH FHIR API, DISEASE SURVEILLANCE, AND CLIMATE CHANGE Open Access

Nyagaya,Everlyne (Fall 2017)

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The foundation of public health interoperability requires integration and interoperability at both structural and semantic levels. Many countries are now implementing EHRs that subscribe to HL7 standards and FHIR resources. This area still has potential for enhancing interoperability and strengthening surveillance for emerging and re-emerging epidemics like Zika, Ebola in low resource settings. Global warming and climate change across the globe is not only affecting animals and plants, but is affecting the distribution of diseases and prevalence of diseases across the globe. As a result, technologies that can work best in rugged terrains are required for management and control of emerging and re-emerging epidemics. Wide area network optimization technologies and FHIR APIs for data pull models are required to enhance data collection and reporting for better management of disease outbreaks.

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1.0 BENEFITS OF INTEROPERABILITY 1

1.1 INTEROPERABILITY WITH FHIR API          2

1.2 DELIVERABLE        2

2.0 EXPLORING FHIR FOR PUBLIC HEALTH IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES      4

3.0 SURVEILLANCE IN LOW RESOURCE SETTINGS     7

4.0 CLIMATE CHANGE AND PUBLIC HEALTH 10

4.1 CLIMATE CHANGE AND ZIKA VIRUS         10

4.2 CLIMATE CHANGE AND FRESHWATER BRAIN EATING AMOEBA 13

4.2.1PUBLIC HEALTH IMPLICATIONS  14

4.3 RECOMMENDATIONS       14

5.0 CONSIDERATIONS 16

REFERENCES   17

INTEROPERABILITY WITH FHIR API    17

SURVEILLANCE IN LOW RESOURCE SETTINGS           19

CLIMATE CHANGE AND PUBLIC HEALTH       20

ZIKA VIRUS      20

BRAIN EATING AMOEBA         24

 

 

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