Countermeasure Tracking System (CTS)
Countermeasure Tracking System (CTS) is a program/investment consisting of multiple components to increase the capacity of federal, state, and local public health agencies to track and manage countermeasure inventory and usage during all-hazards events.
The components are:
Inventory Management (IM) – the IM solution provides project areas with a tool to track medical countermeasure inventory during an event. The solution will track quantities of inventory, monitor reorder thresholds, and facilitate warehouse operations including receiving, staging and storing of inventory.
Communications Portal – The Communications Portal is a content management system that consolidates important event response information in one place ensuring efficient communications during an event. Such information may include but not be limited to: Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) and Investigational New Drug (IND) information, lot recalls and other related information and materials.
Countermeasure and Response Administration (CRA) - CRA is an emergency preparedness and response asset useful for any event involving tracking of vaccine administration, dispensing of pharmaceuticals and medical material, or implementation of social distancing measures.
CRA supports analysis of safety, coverage, and effectiveness during an event which improves patient outcomes. CRA is a flexible all-hazards system that reduces the need for developing new applications each time there is a new event. Countermeasure Inventory Tracking (CIT) – CIT (a.k.a. the Countermeasure Supply Chain Dashboard) is a situational awareness tool used by the Division of the Strategic National Stockpile to construct a nationwide inventory supply picture. The Dashboard consolidates project area inventory data reported through CRA with data from the commercial drug sector. This consolidated data forms a complete inventory supply picture which informs situational awareness during and event
These components are intended to cooperate and interoperate to improve communications and event response efficiency. Collectively, these components facilitate collection of aggregate and individual-level patient information, available quantities of countermeasure inventory, and manufacturing capacity of the commercial drug sector during an event. When consolidated, the data from these systems can show population coverage and support the 62 Project Areas (i.e., PHEP grantees; 50 states, NYC, Chicago, LA and DC, plus 8 island territories) during public health events.
For more information please visit the CRA intranet website at http://www.cdc.gov/phin/tools/cra/index.html