STD Informatics & Surveillance

Timely access to quality data is an essential part of sexually transmitted disease prevention and control.

Timely data collection and analysis helps programs: detect outbreaks, prioritize intervention activities, allocate scarce resources, plan new program activities, and identify underserved populations most at risk of STDs. A key area of data collection and management is informatics. Informatics uses information systems and technology to perform data collection, management, and analysis quickly and easily.