EMERGENCY RESPONDER HEALTH MONITORING AND SURVEILLANCE (ERHMS)™
ERHMS Info Manager™ is a custom built software product that emergency responder organizations can use to implement the Emergency Responder Health Monitoring and Surveillance (ERHMS™) framework. The software product facilitates a rapid assessment and intervention related to health monitoring and surveillance of emergency responders before, during, and after deployments by helping to automate data collection, analysis, and reporting. The software will help decrease the time required to identify causes, determine risk factors, and inform implementation of appropriate interventions for those who manage the health and safety of responders.
ERHMS Info ManagerTM leverages the capabilities of a long standing data management and informatics tool Epi Info™. Epi InfoTM is a public domain suite of interoperable software tools designed by CDC for the global community of public health practitioners and researchers. All calculations and analyses in ERHMS Info Manager™ are created using Epi InfoTM, which has well documented features and methods that are available on the Epi Info™ website (https://www.cdc.gov/epiinfo/index.html). Installation of Epi Info™ is not required as it is included with ERHMS Info Manager™.
A user guide and five training videos have been developed to enable users to better understand and utilize ERHMS Info ManagerTM. It is strongly recommended all users of ERHMS Info ManagerTM become knowledgeable in using Epi InfoTM.
In order to receive product support for ERHMS Info Manager, submit all questions and comments to the Epi Info™ Help Desk at http://www.cdc.gov/epiinfo/support/helpdesk.htm. The Epi Info™ Help Desk is monitored from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. EST. Monday through Friday and is not available on weekends or federal holidays. Users should expect to receive a response to their inquiries within 48 hours.