Implementation of a Mobile-Based Surveillance System in Saudi Arabia for the 2009 Hajj
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Li, W. (2013). Implementation of a Mobile-Based Surveillance System in Saudi Arabia for the 2009 Hajj. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics, 5(1). https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v5i1.4459

Abstract

This paper explored the development and implementation of the Global Positioning System/ Geographic Information System (GPS/GIS) enabled mobile-based disease surveillance system as a feasible and effective way to support and strengthen preparedness for H1N1 Influenza A during the 2009 Hajj. It demonstrates mobile computing technology can provide rapid and accurate data collection for public health decision-making during mass gatherings. The GIS-based interactive mapping tool provided a pioneering example of the power of a geographically based internet-accessible surveillance system with real-time data visualization. The technical challenges in the process of implementation and in the field were also identified.
https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v5i1.4459
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