Applying Technology and Systems Engineering to Public Health
From helping to detect an epidemic before it forms to mining clinical data without compromising patient privacy, technology and systems engineering offer the potential to make significant contributions to national public health improvements. Yet the questions to be answered are equally as substantial. At one end of the spectrum, for example, how can the value of patient and procedure information that's collected daily best be leveraged to improve healthcare for all? At the other end of the spectrum, what does it take to truly be ready for a potential public health crisis?
In collaboration with other organizations across the health sector, MITRE's Center for Transforming Health (CTH) is working to find optimal answers to these questions. Our work entails research, investigation, and development of approaches to facilitate the health information aggregation and exchange necessary for research advances and evidence-based medical decision making. And, drawing on our experience in large-scale systems planning for both defense and civil agencies, we are developing concepts of operation for emergency preparedness and response in support of public health programs.
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|The Center for Transforming Health researches, investigates, and develops approaches to facilitate the health information aggregation and exchange necessary for research advances and evidence-based medical decision making.