Evaluating Readiness For The Electronic Integrated Disease Surveillance System (EIDSS)

The Electronic Integrated Disease Surveillance System (EIDSS) is a surveillance information system that offers one platform for e-Surveillance. It was developed by Black and Veatch and implemented in the Eastern European region and offers replication-based compilation of both medical and veterinary clinical data with AVR functions.

Following its success in select nations in Eastern Europe, we developed a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) model for EIDSS implementation in select countries in Africa and the Middle East. We then conducted a needs assessment that led to an improved model for data collection and designed an information architecture that could promote information sharing, improve information retrieval, and allow for greater document access. This work was solicited and conducted with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and Penn State University.