Leveraging Public Health Emergency Informatics during the Fungal Infections Outbreak, Tennessee - 2012

Rendi Murphree, Paul Petersen, Laina Stanford, Jeff C. Sexton, Tonya McKennley, James Milliken, Tristan Victoroff, Robert Newsad, Joseph Roth


Late in September 2012, the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) deployed a web-based application for emergency management of ~1,100 patients at-risk of life-threatening fungal  infections following epidural injection of methylprednisolone acetate (MPA) from a single compounding pharmacy.  The custom information system and its successful use in providing situational awareness and decision support during the fungal infections outbreak will be highlighted in this presentation.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v6i1.5125

Online Journal of Public Health Informatics * ISSN 1947-2579 * http://ojphi.org