As the World Health Organization raised its threat alert to a Level 5just short of a full-blown pandemicinsurers and other health care stakeholders are clamoring for the technology that will enable them to gather and process e-health data and track the proliferation of H1N1, a.k.a Swine Flu, around the world.
The paper-based system in place by the U.S. governments Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to track and report potential epidemics seems especially inept to handle the sheer velocity of the flus reach, say experts.
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