Information Management

Health officials, clinic managers, policy makers, and those managing a smallpox emergency response will need ongoing, real-time information about the outbreak and the status of response activities. In a response, state and local public health departments will need to analyze and share information to enable managers at all levels to identify and resolve problems, evaluate progress toward program objectives, and redirect the activities, as necessary. Some examples of important information to track are:

  • Bed counts
  • Case counts and fatalities
  • Vaccination rates
  • Vaccination adverse events
  • Number of contacts that are being monitored