|Welcome to the Tuberculosis Patient Management Applications Assessment Guide|
This assessment guide was designed to assist your organization in planning the selection, acquisition, and rollout of Tuberculosis (TB)
Patient Management (PM) software applications in the field. This assessment guide does not address any specific vendor product or
implementation; rather, it is provided to assist you in making a decision. For your convenience, this assessment guide has been made
available on the web, ensuring that the latest version is available. This assessment guide is somewhat technical in nature and is meant
to broaden the user's knowledge on how to acquire software applications. A glossary is provided to help users with technical terms and
acronyms referenced throughout this guide.
This assessment guide is one of several products developed by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) under a contract with the CDC Division of TB Elimination (DTBE) to identify solutions for local TB PM information system needs. The DTBE has developed and supported several software packages over the last 15 years. Rapid changes in the information system world, coupled with the inability of CDC-developed software to meet the information system needs of all state reporting areas and their local programs, created a need that was not achievable. As a result, local and state TB programs have been unable to benefit from the advances in information system development. During the last 3 years, several applications have been developed by local and state programs, as well as private vendors. With this level of development occurring among TB control programs, DTBE decided against building software and to support a project to provide end users with tools to evaluate existing applications against core TB PM requirements.This interactive guide has been designed with non-information technology (IT) persons in mind; it is our hope that you find it to be straightforward and easy-to-use. This guide provides tools and references to support the identification and selection of software applications that will meet your local practice model. The guide is organized into sections, which have been hyperlinked. For users just starting the evaluation process, we recommend starting at the beginning and working your way through all sections. For the advanced user, we recommend you assess your starting point by reviewing the brief section descriptions shown in the following table.
|Assessment guide sections and descriptions.|
|Comments and feedback are welcome. Please forward your comments and feedback to the: NTCA.|
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