Biomedical Informatics Department

The Biomedical Informatics Department (BID) works in the intersection of information and communication technology, biomedicine, public health, and research. Its multidisciplinary staff collaborates with professionals from partner countries interested in building their capacity for monitoring and evaluation of projects on bio-surveillance, outbreak detection, HIV-AIDS prevention, and medical informatics. The technical assistance provided by BID includes research, development, testing, monitoring, adoption, and evaluation of informatics solutions for public health issues of military relevance.

PRODUCTS
● Global Electronic Bio-surveillance Systems
● Electronic Health Information Systems for HIV/AIDS Prevention
● Electronic Laboratory Assessment Systems
● Electronic Notification Systems for National Nutritional Assistance Programs
● Electronic Notification Systems for Laboratory-based Enteric Disease Surveillance Projects

PROJECTS
● Implementation of a Suite for Automated Global Electronic Bio-Surveillance (SAGES) in the Peruvian Ministry of Health (GEIS-P0051_13_N6)
● Use of the Logical Framework Approach and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Program Evaluation Framework for the Evaluation of SAGES in Resource-limited Settings (GEIS- P0054_13_N6)
● Health Systems Strengthening in Latin America for HIV/AIDS Program Monitoring and Evaluation in support of the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP)
● Development of an Android-based Application for the Real-time Data Capture for HIV/AIDS Prevention Program Monitoring and Evaluation in the Militaries of Latin America
● II International Course on Monitoring and Evaluation of HIV/AIDS/STI Prevention Programs in Military Health Commands of Latin America (September 2014)
● Time series Analysis of the Data Contained in the Real-time Disease Surveillance System of the Peruvian Armed Forces

PUBLICATIONS
● Outbreak of 2009 Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) on a Peruvian Navy Ship - June-July 2009. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) CDC/ Atlanta US. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2010 Feb 19;59(6):162-5
● Assessing the Impact of Public Health Interventions on the Transmission of Pandemic H1N1 Influenza A Virus Aboard a Peruvian Navy Ship. Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2014 May;8(3):353-9. doi: 10.1111/irv.12240. Epub 2014 Feb 10

PARTNERSHIPS
● Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHUAPL)
● Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center AFHSC)
● DoD Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System (DoD GEIS)
● DoD HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP)
● Training Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Interventions Network (TEPHINET)
● International Center of Advanced Research and Applied Science (INCAAS)
● P ontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP)