Global health surveillance approaches

Song, Insu, Hayes, Dominic, Mandal, Purnendu, and Vong, John (2017) Global health surveillance approaches. In: Mandal, Purnendu, and Vong, John, (eds.) Entrepreneurship in Technology for ASEAN. Managing the Asian Century . Springer, Singapore, pp. 59-71.

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Rapid penetration of Internet in the world has provided a significant amount of data on people and societies. The data captured has increased exponentially. This poses great opportunity as well as challenges. In this paper, global health surveillance and epidemic predictions of potentially life threatening diseases are considered. There is a vast amount of available data to be analyzed. The clustering methodology applied to geospatial data shows great potential for epidemic detections. However, the current methodologies mainly focus on clustering given datasets, but not their dynamics on how the size of clusters changes overtime. The existing approaches of health surveillance and data mining algorithms are reviewed. This discourse has two-fold objectives. Firstly, the disadvantages of existing approaches are identified and reported. Secondly the improved methods for detecting epidemics are proposed. A preliminary study of clustering of diseases in the US is used as an illustration.

Item ID: 39707
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-981-10-2280-7
Keywords: health surveillance, epidemic detection; dynamics of clusters; clustering dynamics; epidemic outbreak
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2017 03:12
FoR Codes: 46 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 4605 Data management and data science > 460502 Data mining and knowledge discovery @ 100%
SEO Codes: 89 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES > 8902 Computer Software and Services > 890205 Information Processing Services (incl. Data Entry and Capture) @ 100%
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