How to use data in a pandemic: the best of the best
As the pandemic approaches, many are wondering if the data that’s generated will help them in the long term.
And one of the most common questions about the data they are receiving from their health providers is what to do with it.
So, what’s the best way to use it?
To answer that, we asked Dr. Robert E. Noyes, an infectious diseases expert at the University of Pennsylvania, and Dr. Peter A. Pappas, a physician in infectious disease at Emory University School of Medicine.
Dr. Noyses and Dr Pappass are both researchers in the infectious diseases division at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
You can watch the full interview in the video above.
Let’s talk about how to use your data in the pandemics.
How can I share the data I receive from my provider with my colleagues?
As the CDC points out, “Data that is publicly available in the public domain should be shared as part of a collaborative effort among the community.”
But how can you share the raw data that is generated from your health providers?
You can share it as a spreadsheet, in Excel, on your own computer or on your mobile device.
And, of course, if you have an Internet connection, you can also upload it.
How do I share it to my colleagues online?
Dr. James G. Linnell, director of the Centers For Disease Control’s pandemic pandemic program, says, “The most effective way to share data with others is through social media.
People who are doing the reporting are communicating with the public about the outbreak, and the public has a right to know.”
The CDC encourages individuals to take action to get their data out to the public, and it also encourages public health authorities to help with this process.
“If you’re a doctor who’s reporting on a healthcare system, you should be encouraged to share the results of your work with the medical community, so that we can better protect patients, improve the public health, and reduce the spread of disease,” Dr. Lennell said.
“You can also share the information with your colleagues, who are also health care providers, and let them know what you’re seeing.”
How can my colleagues share their data with me?
You don’t need to do anything to share your data.
Just send it to your contacts and let your colleagues know you received it.
You don, however, need to share it with your contacts in person.
“Your colleagues have a right and duty to be aware of your health information, and that includes the ability to see what data they have and to share them with the community,” Dr Noysers said.
He adds that you can share your own data on a spreadsheet or on the Web.
How should I use my data to reduce the incidence of coronavirus?
You should use data to increase the rate of transmission in a way that’s sustainable.
In other words, it’s better to take a high-dose regimen if you are doing it to reduce your risk of transmission.
Dr Noyers explains that “we have seen that with certain protocols, where you have one dose or two doses of antibiotics, we actually have more infections than we otherwise would.
So the more we use the drugs, the more people we are spreading the virus to.
So it makes sense to take them and spread them more broadly.”
What should I do if I’m worried about my partner sharing my data?
“The best way for them to know what is going on is to ask their partners about it.
I don’t think that would be helpful, though,” Dr Linnells said.
Dr Lennells says that if you want to share any data with your partners, you do need to provide them with a link to the spreadsheet or other means of sharing the data.
“They should be able to download the spreadsheet and be able open it on their own computer,” he said.
You should also contact your partners directly.
You do not need to send them an email, but they should be willing to share their health information.
You also don’t want to give them any information about the pandemaker that you are sharing their data to.
You might want to explain that they are only sharing information that they can understand, but it might be a good idea to let them decide if they want to have that information shared with you.
Dr Sondheim says that people should not give out their personal information without their consent.
You need to be cautious about how you share your information with others, and you should only share data that you trust and that you have a good reason to trust.