Global Access to infectious disease information. Presenter Disclosures. The following personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this presentation existed during the past 12 months:
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Global Access to infectious disease information
The following personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this presentation existed during the past 12 months:
I have developed two infectious disease applications for PDAs (personal digital assistants) that are available for sale through US Biomedical Information Systems, Inc.
Presented byJay A. Brown, MD, MPHConsultant for the U.S. National Library of Medicine
About one half of all deaths in poor countries are caused by infectious diseases.
Infectious diseases are no longer confined by geographical boundaries.
There is an explosion of information about infectious diseases.
How can we find the specific information we need when we need it?
Intelligent databases are “databases that manage information in a natural way, making information easy to store, access and use.” [Parsaye and Chignell]