Outbreak Responder is a clinical decision-support and epidemiology platform for the management of diarrheal disease outbreaks. There are two components. The first component is a rehydration calculator that automates World Health Organization guidelines for how to assess and rehydrate patients with diarrheal disease. The calculator is designed to be used in 30 seconds and does not require an account or connectivity. The second component is a simple electronic medical record (EMR) system. It is for Outbreak Response Teams that may include epidemiologists, public health administrators, and/or clinicians. The EMR requires a login/ password. Patients are organized in a registry with icons that designate disease severity. Each record contains demographic, clinical, laboratory, and geospatial data. All aspects of the platform are encrypted and secure to HIPAA standards. Data are visualized on a secure dashboard that enable administrators to optimize resource allocation during rapidly evolving outbreaks. The dashboard also helps clinicians improve the quality of care delivered. The design leverages geospatial mapping to identify actionable data. Outbreak Responder is built for use in resource-limited countries with high diarrheal disease burden. It can be set to French or English. Outbreak Responder was built by an international team of clinical and computer science experts led by Eric Nelson MD PhD at the University of Florida, Stanford University and the private sector.
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