Epidemiological surveilance is reinforced by the yse of digital platforms

Movil apps have become an important aly to prevent and treat all kind of diseases no matter the distance or the place. There is a digital platform through which disease reports are mapped, identifying risk areas that may concentrate certain diseases and inform specialists timely.

Detection of diseases divided by geographical areas have widened to a point where you dont need to investigate directy the population at risk. It can be done thought a digital platform that only requires an internet connection and the information pertinent to the search.

Brotes cerca de mí, is an application developed with the Boston Children’s Hospital ant the Harvards University School of Medicine, and it is available free of charge to all the public though the web site 'healthmap.org', to know valuable information of any disease per region to be able to anticipate and prevent it with tools such as information libraries.

It works as a virtual map that indicates the experts where in the world they should intervene to control the propagation and prevent it from expanding and affecting a bigger percentage of the population, applying vaccines and other prevention strategies.

This technic is used in a metholody named “Digital Disease Detection” and it favors the transformation of the epidemiological surveillance systems of a health system.

Additionaly, the applicants may obtain news online and eyewitness reports to broaden the investigation and knowledge of any infection or epidemic that may arise.
The use of digital platforms, along with analytical methods, shorten access and distance gaps, since Digital Health offeres a more structurated management for information, with high posibilities to intervene efectively in epidemiological alerts. It allows people to raise awareness of practices and habits to avoid acquiring a specific disease. Online manuals and care guides and other alternatives are a clear example.

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