The Outbreak Responder is a decision-support and epidemiology platform for use during 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 a patient 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 intended for the Outbreak Response Team that may include epidemiologists, public health administrators, and clinicians. This component requires a login/ password. Patients are organized in a registry with icons that designate disease severity. Each patient record contains basic demographic, clinical, laboratory, and geospatial data. All aspects of the platform are encrypted and secure to industry standard. Data are visualized on a secure dashboard that helps administrators optimize resource allocation during rapidly evolving outbreaks. The dashboard also helps clinicians improve the quality of care delivered at the bedside. The design leverages geospatial mapping to identify critical actionable data. Outbreak Responder is designed for use in developing countries with high diarrheal disease burden. It was built by an international team of clinical and computer science experts led by Eric Nelson MD PhD at Stanford University.
Outbreak Responder will remain password dependent throughout development and validation. Please send letters of inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.