As individuals increasingly turn to “Dr Google” when a health concern arises, scientists are looking into ways to use the data from these searches to create early warning systems about emerging public health problems—from flu epidemics to drug adverse events.
Already, to help identify emerging influenza epidemics, public health authorities are using Google Flu Trends, which uses an algorithm to estimate the incidence of flu in the United States based on Google searches for certain flu-related words. Search data also might offer more timely warnings about drug interactions or adverse events than traditional surveillance systems, new evidence suggests.
Graphic Jump Location
Scientists are probing ways to use search engine data to forecast the emergence of public health problems, such as a drug interaction that causes hyperglycemia.
Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.
Download citation file:
Web of Science® Times Cited: 3
Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.
More Listings atJAMACareerCenter.com >
Enter your username and email address. We'll send you a link to reset your password.
Enter your username and email address. We'll send instructions on how to reset your password to the email address we have on record.
Athens and Shibboleth are access management services that provide single sign-on to protected resources. They replace the multiple user names and passwords necessary to access subscription-based content with a single user name and password that can be entered once per session. It operates independently of a user's location or IP address. If your institution uses Athens or Shibboleth authentication, please contact your site administrator to receive your user name and password.