Identification

Author

Arasaratnam M, Potenziani D, Hoit M, Jenkins C, Cairns C

Title

National Collaborative for Bio-Preparedness

Year

2013

Publication type

Article

Journal

Online Journal of Public Health Informatics

Created

2016-03-10 17:10:03.361092+00:00

Modified

2016-07-29 22:23:42.369681+00:00

Details

Volume

5

Number

1

Access

Language

English

URL http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3692851/
Accessed

2016-04-26

Extended information

Abstract

The National Collaborative for Bio-Preparedness (NCB-Prepared) was established in 2010 to create a biosurveillance resource to enhance situational awareness and emergency preparedness. This joint-institutional effort has drawn on expertise from the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, and SAS Institute, leveraging North Carolina’s role as a leader in syndromic surveillance, technology development and health data standards. As an unprecedented public/private alliance, they bring the flexibility of the private sector to support the public sector. The project has developed a functioning prototype system for multiple states that will be scaled and made more robust for national adoption.