The Implementation of an Outbreak Management Solution in New York State


Most outbreaks are small and localized in nature, although it is larger outbreaks that result in the most public attention. So a solution to manage an outbreak has to be able to accommodate a response to small outbreaks in a single jurisdiction scalable up to outbreaks that involve thousands of cases across multiple jurisdictions and to handle different types of situations with different questions and response required. To make this happen, information and resources need to be shared more consistently and efficiently to help facilitate the communication that occurs at all levels and to support day-to-day operations in order to ensure consistent use.


1.To provide a flexible solution to perform an outbreak investigation by improving communications during an incident.

2.To provide all users with a common set of data for decision support.

3.To provide standard forms for a consistent approach and to improve data quality.

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December, 2011

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