CDC WONDER : an informatics tool for public health practice
Published Date:March 5, 2014
Corporate Authors:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.). Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services. Division of Health Informatics and Surveillance.
Series:PHIN partner call
Description:Wide-ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research
• Population health science research
• Evidence-based assessment
• Comparative analysis of summary statistics
• Visual maps & charts
• Large public health data collections
• Ad-hoc data queries
CDC WONDER provides the following services:
Data Sharing in 2013:
• Over 2.7 million custom statistical reports produced
• Nearly 28 million visits to the public web site
• Online access to nearly 300 gigabytes of data
• Web service API
• Web hosting
A brief history of CDC WONDER:
• CDC WONDER began on the CDC mainframe in the late 1980’s, under the guidance of Howard Ory, Andrew Friede and Jerry Sanders. The system provided menu-driven, immediate ad-hoc data analysis to CDC scientists.
• CDC WONDER/PC was issued in 1990 (official release in 1992) to EIS officers , state epidemiologists and other external partners. The system provided data analysis and communications with modem dial-up to a toll-free # or local area network connection. Secure email and bulletin boards were available, as well as surveillance data uploads. Design guidance was provided by Howard Ory, Andrew Friede and Joseph Reid.
• WONDER.CDC.GOV was launched on the web in 1995.
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