PatientsLikeMeOnCall: Monitoring Health Hazards with Modern Tools

Welcome to the fifth installment of our latest PatientsLikeMeOnCall podcast series, entitled “It’s Friday – Let’s Journal Club.”

Dr. Taha Kass-Hout, MD, MS

This week’s guest is Dr. Taha Kass-Hout, Deputy Director of the Division of Notifiable Diseases and Healthcare Information at the CDC. He came by PatientsLikeMe headquarters recently to discuss the BioSense project, an initiative launched following 9/11 and the subsequent Anthrax threats to create an integrated national public health surveillance system for early detection of potential bioterrorism-related illnesses.

After this important Journal Club talk, PatientsLikeMe’s Aaron Fleishman sat down with Dr. Kass-Hout to learn more about the evolution of the BioSense program, which Dr. Kass-Hout oversees. Listen in below to hear what Dr. Kass-Hout had to say about the current expansion of the program to include other human health hazards, from chronic illness to infectious disease, as well as the new “cloud” technology involved.

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