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Using a Handheld Device for Patient Data Collection: A Pilot for Medical Countermeasures Surveillance

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    This project is simulating the types of data collection and linkages that would be necessary to monitor the safety of medical countermeasures (MCMs - drugs and other therapies given in response to public health emergencies) within the context of Mini-Sentinel activities.

    A related white paper will examine safety surveillance for drugs and vaccines administered as MCMs outside of the traditional healthcare setting through local health department run or coordinated points of dispensing (PODs). The white paper will examine the processes and systems for dispensing MCMs via PODs, the need for improved capabilities to electronically collect data on individuals receiving MCMs at PODs, and the opportunity to use Mini-Sentinel capabilities, tools, and resources for improving safety surveillance for these MCMs.

    Workgroup Leader(s)

    Field Test: Matthew F. Daley, MD, Institute for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Colorado, Denver, CO

    White Paper:  Gretchen Weiss, MPH, National Association of City and County Health Officials, Washington, DC

    Workgroup Members

    Workgroup Members: Kristin Goddard, MPH1, Melissa McClung, MSPH2, Arthur Davidson, MD, MSPH2, Ted Palen, PhD, MD, MSPH1, Carsie Nyirenda, MPH1, Susan Forrow, BA3, Richard Platt, MD, MSc3, Brooke Courtney, JD, MPH4, Marsha E. Reichman, PhD5

    Member Affiliations:  1.Institute for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Colorado, Denver, CO; 2.Denver Public Health, Denver, CO; 3.Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, MA;  4.Office of Counterterrorism and Emerging Threats, Office of the Commissioner, FDA, Silver Spring, MD; 5.Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, FDA, Silver Spring, MD