One Health and Information Management Using Big Data in Health: A Brazilian Case Study for COVID-19

Joaquim Netto, Z Hartz, Jorge Magalhães

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In an increasingly connected world, information regarding the contagion and spread of COVID-19 has been an important weapon to enable better coping with the disease. The use of information technology can assist in the prevention, care, and monitoring of patients. In addition, remote service using applications avoids the overload of health centers and contagion. This research reports the experience of a research project initiated in Brazil at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, with the objective of developing an application and big data for the new coronavirus in a public health clinic using information management and One Health concepts. Initially, the application requirements were defined through interviews with users and health professionals. The partial results obtained so far demonstrate improvements in the different processes of the health center with the use of the application. The use of big data for the analysis of information makes it possible to define better health policies for the population in a more precise way and in a shorter time.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Essential Information Approaches to Aiding Global Health in the One Health Context
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)1799880117
ISBN (Print) 9781799880110
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • one health
  • Big data analysis
  • information management
  • Brazil


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