In this section, we will review several apps from U.S. Federal organizations.
The CDC has a wide array of apps. We have already seen the MMWR Express app. Other apps include:
Blast Injury—helps health care providers and public health professionals treat injuries, prepare for blast events, and save lives.
Laboratory Response Network Rule-Out and Refer—allows sentinel labs to access important information regarding six potential bioterrorism agents, including information about biosafety, shipping, and select agent compliance associated with each pathogen.
TravWell—designed for international travel, provides destination-specific vaccine recommendations, a travel checklist, and a healthy travel packing list. You can also use this app to store travel documents and records of immunizations and to set reminders for getting vaccine boosters or taking medicine.
Flu View—tracks influenza-like illness activity levels across the U.S.
CDC Mobile App home screen
The FEMA app and mobile-optimized Web site provide government disaster response information. Users can also upload and share disaster photos to help emergency managers. The FEMA app allows you to:
Various views of the FEMA Mobile App
In this section, we covered the following main points: