Data Management Issues for Emerging Diseases and New Tools for Managing Surveillance and Laboratory Data [open pdf - 41KB]
"Two primary data management functions can satisfy the laboratory data demands with multiple requirements in each function. The first function, internal laboratory data management, consists of entering test results and tracking specimens. The second, surveillance, includes gathering data and moving data beyond the electronic files of the laboratory to appropriate sites for analysis. A data management system should be able to perform these functions not only during an outbreak but throughout the period of surveillance as well."
Vol. 1, No. 4 - October-December 1995
Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS)