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Privacy-Aware Large-Scale Virological and Epidemiological Data Monitoring

Constantinos Patsakis, Michael Clear, Paul Laird, Athanasios Zigomitros, Melanie Bouroche
2014 2014 IEEE 27th International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems  
epidemiological data monitoring.  ...  In this work we propose a methodology that can be used to allow citizens to send their data without disclosing their identity, while simultaneously enabling almost real-time urban-scale virological and  ...  CONCLUSIONS In this work we illustrated a solution which allows virological and epidemiological data monitoring that scales efficiently, even in urban scale, without compromising users's privacy.  ... 
doi:10.1109/cbms.2014.89 dblp:conf/cbms/PatsakisCLZB14 fatcat:33at7dexvngqdlxd4pwf3oskqm

The COVID-19 pandemic: considerations for the waste and wastewater services sector

Long D. Nghiem, Branwen Morgan, Erica Donner, Michael D. Short
2020 Case Studies in Chemical and Environmental Engineering  
Although individual privacy considerations and a need to ensure data security can be a challenge, given the scale, human toll, and financial impact of COVID-19, this research should proceed with urgency  ...  and privacy protection.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.cscee.2020.100006 fatcat:oxg4b6rqgjgnfopm5zklnmrm3a

Private collection: high correlation of sample collection and patient admission date in clinical microbiological testing complicates sharing of phylodynamic metadata

Ryan C Shean, Alexander L Greninger
2018 Virus Evolution  
for publication and public sharing of research data and metadata.  ...  However, the level of temporal resolution afforded by these analyses may conflict with definitions of what constitutes protected health information (PHI) and privacy requirements for de-identification  ...  Acknowledgements The authors acknowledge Rick Clayton and Tuan Nguyen for help with data retrieval and Lynn Wang for help with the Institutional Review Board submission.  ... 
doi:10.1093/ve/vey005 pmid:29511571 pmcid:PMC5829646 fatcat:6xzrqb4klzabdmoae5qywhtdhe

Implementing sequencing-based surveillance in developing countries: findings from a pilot rollout for hepatitis A in China

Xiaotong Hu, Wenting Zhou, Li Zhang, Jingjing Lv, Bingyu Yan, Yang Zhou, Weijun Hu, Yuanyuan Dong, Biyu Chen, Man Liu, Jingyuan Cao, Fujie Xu (+1 others)
2021 Annals of Translational Medicine  
Conclusions: Overall, the system performed satisfactorily and proved to be useful for virological characterization of cases and early outbreak detection, with a great potential for scale-up.  ...  The acceptability (Score: 2.0) and utility (Score: 2.33) were modest, but data quality (Score: 1.75) and timeliness (Score: 1.75) were the main challenges.  ...  The combination of epidemiological and virologic information among clustered cases implicated raw oysters as the potential vehicle of the outbreak.  ... 
doi:10.21037/atm-21-1193 fatcat:i53iysadljaqlnl6uq7jfuafl4

Precision epidemiology of arboviral diseases

Flavio C. Coelho, Claudia T. Codeço
2019 Journal of Public Health and Emergency  
Arboviral diseases present big challenges and opportunities for the field of precision epidemiology.  ...  In this essay, we develop the concept of precision epidemiology as it may be applied to arboviroses and discuss opportunities for increasing the precision in dealing with the threat of arboviroses both  ...  Issues of privacy and provenance of health data have always been responsible for serious limitation to the speed and reach (who can access) of health data.  ... 
doi:10.21037/jphe.2018.12.03 fatcat:wzwlvq755ze67idmadm6jxy3yi

Technology and Digital Platforms In Fighting the COVID-19 Pandemic

2020 SeekingPro Journal Of Virology & Diseases  
The goal of this article is to increase awareness of digital health for healthcare professionals and policy makers, and how they can address the barriers in healthcare delivery by improving access, affordability  ...  Integrating and implementing technology and digital health will make health systems more reliable and better prepared for the future.  ...  ., Ph.D. for their support and guidance throughout the course of the project.  ... 
doi:10.47395/sjvd.10.2020.1.2.07 fatcat:7bqv2lpdhrd3honmmb4qspemxq

Approaches to Improve the Surveillance, Monitoring, and Management of Noncommunicable Diseases in HIV-Infected Persons: Viewpoint

Pragna Patel, Keith Sabin, Peter Godfrey-Faussett
2018 JMIR Public Health and Surveillance  
Low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) are undergoing an epidemiological transition, in which the burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) is rising and mortality will shift from infectious diseases  ...  Improved data collection and surveillance of NCDs among HIV-infected persons in LMICs are necessary to inform integrated NCD-HIV prevention, care, and treatment models that are effective across a range  ...  Acknowledgments The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the funding agencies.  ... 
doi:10.2196/10989 fatcat:w7evsbsjy5buhmvnx7ctxzwheu

Mobile Health (mHealth) Approaches and Lessons for Increased Performance and Retention of Community Health Workers in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Review

Karin Källander, James K Tibenderana, Onome J Akpogheneta, Daniel L Strachan, Zelee Hill, Augustinus H A ten Asbroek, Lesong Conteh, Betty R Kirkwood, Sylvia R Meek
2013 Journal of Medical Internet Research  
We examined how these tools could be used for education and awareness, data access, and for strengthening health information systems.  ...  There is also a lack of mHealth applications and services operating at scale in low-and middle-income countries.  ...  Acknowledgments We are grateful to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for sponsoring this research under the Innovations at Scale for Community Access and Lasting Effects (inSCALE) project.  ... 
doi:10.2196/jmir.2130 pmid:23353680 pmcid:PMC3636306 fatcat:dctzxjhks5gwfih7wths6db3qa

Big Data Analytics, Infectious Diseases and Associated Ethical Impacts

Chiara Garattini, Jade Raffle, Dewi N Aisyah, Felicity Sartain, Zisis Kozlakidis
2017 Philosophy & Technology  
The exponential accumulation, processing and accrual of big data in healthcare are only possible through an equally rapidly evolving field of big data analytics.  ...  These are discussed by comparing the traditional and new models of data accumulation.  ...  The views expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of their funders and employees.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s13347-017-0278-y pmid:31024785 pmcid:PMC6451937 fatcat:gmxt72ctvvbrjorcmdiftfq6wu

Inaccurate Ascertainment of Morbidity and Mortality due to Influenza in Administrative Databases: A Population-Based Record Linkage Study

David J. Muscatello, Janaki Amin, C. Raina MacIntyre, Anthony T. Newall, William D. Rawlinson, Vitali Sintchenko, Robin Gilmour, Sarah Thackway, Martyn Kirk
2014 PLoS ONE  
Time trends in counts of influenza recorded on the ED, admission and death databases reflected the trend in counts of virologically diagnosed influenza.  ...  The databases have limited value for estimating incidence of influenza outcomes, but can be used for monitoring variation in incidence over time.  ...  The size of each circle and degree of overlap are illustrative only and not drawn to scale. 2.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0098446 pmid:24875306 pmcid:PMC4038604 fatcat:wtjzodao7vdk7irrzwr6fva2sq

Reduced Self-Awareness Following a Combined Polar and Paramedian Bilateral Thalamic Infarction. A Possible Relationship With SARS-CoV-2 Risk of Contagion?

Massimo Bartoli, Sara Palermo, Mario Stanziano, Giuseppina E. Cipriani, Daniela Leotta, Maria C. Valentini, Martina Amanzio
2020 Frontiers in Psychology  
We suggest that reduced self-awareness related to executive dysfunction and behavioral changes may be due to combined polar and paramedian bilateral thalamic lesion.  ...  The patient developed a cognitive impairment, characterised by prevalent executive dysfunction associated with reduced self-awareness and mood changes, in terms of apathy and depression.  ...  The latter could represent only a suggested hypothesis, which needs to be verified through in-depth multidisciplinary investigations (neuropsychological, virological, and epidemiological).  ... 
doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2020.570160 pmid:33132979 pmcid:PMC7566041 fatcat:izrmnhkp3bbphg2snacjfwwgnm

An Intervention by and for Transgender Women Living With HIV: Study Protocol for a Two-Arm Randomized Controlled Trial Testing the Efficacy of "Healthy Divas" to Improve HIV Care Outcomes

Jae M. Sevelius, Torsten B. Neilands, Cathy J. Reback, Danielle Castro, Samantha E. Dilworth, Rachel L. Kaplan, Mallory O. Johnson
2021 Frontiers in Reproductive Health  
We are committed to collaboration with National Institutes of Health officials, other researchers, and health and social services communities for rapid dissemination of data and sharing of materials.  ...  The primary outcome was virologic control indicated by undetectable HIV-1 level (undetectability = < 20 copies/mL), at baseline and follow-up assessment for 12 months at 3-month intervals.Ethics and  ...  SD was data manager. RK compiled the first draft of the study protocol manuscript. All authors contributed to the manuscript and consented to final publication.  ... 
doi:10.3389/frph.2021.665723 fatcat:r26fnbe7xrhz3g4bea7rgf3xzy

Public Health and Epidemiology Informatics

A. Flahault, A. Bar-Hen, N. Paragios
2016 IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics  
Data derives from a large variety of sources, e.g. clinical settings, billing claims, care scheduling, drug usage, web based search queries, and Tweets.  ...  , as well as to present some ideas that could help answer specific needs for data understanding in the field of health sciences and epidemiology.  ...  This approach will be innovative, timely, and allows for improving the health of the population on a large scale.  ... 
doi:10.15265/iy-2016-021 pmid:27830257 pmcid:PMC5171550 fatcat:vmn5jsx3wzaononsfwl22vzxsy

The Promise of AI in Detection, Diagnosis, and Epidemiology for Combating COVID-19: Beyond the Hype

Musa Abdulkareem, Steffen E. Petersen
2021 Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence  
to work with AI experts in a multidisciplinary context and the need to address public concerns over data collection, privacy, and protection.  ...  Having a dedicated team with expertise in medical data collection, privacy, access and sharing, using federated learning whereby AI scientists hand over training algorithms to the healthcare institutions  ...  The algorithms are even more suitable for datasets of large scale and high dimensions.  ... 
doi:10.3389/frai.2021.652669 pmid:34056579 pmcid:PMC8160471 fatcat:a2x2mhixzzdldgarlww5mogbke

The future of viral hepatitis testing: innovations in testing technologies and approaches

Rosanna W. Peeling, Debrah I. Boeras, Francesco Marinucci, Philippa Easterbrook
2017 BMC Infectious Diseases  
services for procurement and sample transportation and enhanced data connectivity to support quality assurance and supply chain management.  ...  A large burden of undiagnosed hepatitis virus cases remains globally.  ...  ) or level (quantitative) of viraemia to guide treatment decisions and monitor treatment response, and confirm either virological cure (HCV) or effective suppression (HBV).  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12879-017-2775-0 pmid:29143676 pmcid:PMC5688478 fatcat:cgjxllte7zcujaid6523vvsqdi
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