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Monday, December 29, 2014

CDC Seeks New Data Toolkit

Seeking a data toolkit:

" ... WHAT: A request for information on data analysis and visualization by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...

A new project called Data Collation and Integration for Public Health Event Responses (DCIPHER) is looking to change all that. According to the RFI, the CDC needs "a single electronic platform that integrates, manages, analyzes, visualizes, reports on and shares key surveillance, epidemiologic, laboratory, and environmental findings during public health investigations and responses." The Ebola outbreak isn't mentioned in the RFI, but it does come up in answers to vendor questions about how the system would be used to gather information on individual cases and events that fall outside of routine surveillance activities. ... " 

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