What’s in Your Pocket? Trends in Mobile Apps for Biosurveillance and Decision-Making

Courtney D. Corley, Onicio Leal-Neto, Craig Taylor, César Escobar-Viera, Victor Del Rio Vilas


Mobile applications offer tremendous potential for collecting data for biosurveillance through participatory surveillance and the integration of new and traditional data streams. This panel features epidemiologists, data scientists, and technology partners who will address the full application lifecycle -- from the assessment of the specific demand, resource, and technology specifications, to implementation and evaluation-- of several innovative apps. Audience engagement using a new web app will gather input on other uses of mobile apps for data collection, visualization, and analyses. The panel and audience discussion will be compiled into guidance for future development of mobile apps for biosurveillance purposes to advance population health.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v7i1.5660

Online Journal of Public Health Informatics * ISSN 1947-2579 * http://ojphi.org