Course title – “Information Management”
24 November – 21 December 2021
Public Health Emergency Operations Centres (PHEOCs) have proven to contribute to better coordination of preparedness and response efforts to public health crises. Functional PHEOC serve as hubs for coordinating the preparation, response, and recovery from public health emergencies and are critical for the implementation of the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005). To effectively manage emergencies requires gathering, processing and analyzing of a wide range of data and information. It also involves constant and rapid communication and coordination between various
emergency stakeholders. This suggests the need for information management systems that facilitate information management and coordination.
In this course, participants gained practical knowledge on data standards, processes and output for each mode of operation in the PHEOC. Participants also understood how information systems play key role in streamlining operations as detailed in the PHEOC Handbook.