Name HealthMap - Disease Outbreak Monitoring with Webscraping
Source Boston Children's Hospital
Hyperlink to Source http://healthmap.org/site/about
Description HealthMap brings together disparate data sources, including online news aggregators, eyewitness reports, expert-curated discussions and validated official reports, to achieve a unified and comprehensive view of the current global state of infectious diseases and their effect on human and animal health. HealthMap, a team of researchers, epidemiologists and software developers at Boston Children's Hospital founded in 2006, is an established global leader in utilizing online informal sources for disease outbreak monitoring and real-time surveillance of emerging public health threats. The freely available Web site healthmap.org and mobile app Outbreaks Near Me deliver real-time intelligence on a broad range of emerging infectious diseases for a diverse audience including libraries, local health departments, governments, and international travelers. HealthMap brings together disparate data sources, including online news aggregators, eyewitness reports, expert-curated discussions and validated official reports, to achieve a unified and comprehensive view of the current global state of infectious diseases and their effect on human and animal health. Through an automated process, updating 24/7/365, the system monitors, organizes, integrates, filters, visualizes and disseminates online information about emerging diseases in nine languages, facilitating early detection of global public health threats.
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Lead Institution Boston Children's Hospital
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Info link http://healthmap.org/site/about
Implementation link http://healthmap.org/ebola/#timeline
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Type Platform
Potential for reuse High
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Outputs compatible with indicators from Official Statistics No
Status Implemented
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  • Health
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  • Infrastructure
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  • Web Scraping
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  • Real Time Data
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  • Social Media Data
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  • Visual Analytics
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    Crowdsourcing
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    Use of Alternative Data Sources
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    Digital Activism
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    Created On 2014-04-12
    Updated On 2014-04-12
    Status Published
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