Public health resilience.
Health crises are challenging because the normal channels of communication and ways of reporting have often broken down under novel and unexpected circumstances. The most critical need in such situations is accurate, timely, and relevant information. Area is a mobile application designed specifically for bio surveillance and health crisis resiliency. The app helps health workers identify and obtain the most critical information to assess and mitigate health risks; distribute these data in a secure and curated way, and optimize cross-organizational resource allocation. Area provides situation awareness, comprehension, and projection of relevant on-the-ground information. In short, Area meets the most pressing need in health crisis management. The Area app combines state-of-the-art social networking technology with advanced, proven algorithms for assessing risk and managing distributed resources. Intuitive user experience design ensures that the Area app is easy to understand and to use, even for non-technical personnel. The Area app is designed for application in all phases of public health or humanitarian crisis management, from Early Detection/Onset to Response/Relief and Recovery/Transition.
Enables clear understanding of health crises based on crowd sourcing and mobile surveys and uses Value of Information (VOI) for real-time responsive mobile data collection needs and direction.
Library of Sampling
Deploys standard and novel sampling methodologies such as respondent-driven sampling, two-cluster sampling, and stratified sampling.
Conveys compact and scalable visualizations that show multiple dimensions of uncertainty around cumulative cases, population base rates and cultural factors.
Allocates tasks to users based on capabilities, locality and availability.