Objectives: We design and implement the Arriving Refugee Informatics surVeillance and Epidemiology (ARIVE) system to improve the health of refugees undergoing resettlement and enhance existing health surveillance networks.
Materials and Methods: Using the REDCap electronic data capture software as a basis we create a refugee health database incorporating data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Electronic Disease Notification (EDN) system and domestic screening data from refugee health care providers.
Results: Domestic screening and EDN refugee health data have been integrated for 13,824 refugees resettled from 35 different countries into the state of Kentucky from the years 2013-2016.
Discussion: A flexible software solution like REDCap provides a way to implement the core of a health surveillance network in a way that is sustainable and cost-effective and REDCap’s data dictionary standard provides an easy way to share and improve the database structure of a health surveillance network.
Funding for this project was provided by CDC grant 1U50CK000288 and the Kentucky Office of Refugees.
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Mattingly, William A.; Carrico, Ruth M.; Wiemken, Timothy L.; Kelley, Robert R.; Ford, Rebecca A.; Bosson, Rahel; Buckner, Kimberley A.; and Ramirez, Julio A.
"Designing the Arriving Refugee Informatics Surveillance and Epidemiology (ARIVE) System: A Web-based Electronic Database for Epidemiological Surveillance,"
Journal of Refugee & Global Health: Vol. 2
, Article 6.
Available at: https://ir.library.louisville.edu/rgh/vol2/iss2/6