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BioSense by the Numbers

posted Oct 18, 2012, 8:14 AM by Barbara Massoudi
As part of our Annual Report for the BioSense Redesign project, we reported on BioSense by the numbers. I thought this would be something interesting to our stakeholders. Here's what we did in the last project year:

§  1 prototype BioSense application refined

§  1 in-person project planning meeting held

§  1 Authority To Operate (ATO) for BioSense 2.0 received

§  2 Kick-Off meetings, one with CDC, and one RTI internal conducted

§  2 Semi-Annual Environmental Scan reports produced

§  2 full meetings with the Technical Expert Panel (TEP)

§  3 newsletter announcements produced for project, program and professional organization use

§  Attended 4 (CSTE, NACCHO, ISDS, Epidemic Intelligence Service [EIS]) professional conferences where the BioSense Redesign project had a significant presence through promotional booths, workshops, presentations, requirements gathering, and usability testing activities

§  4 communications media training sessions were held for 17 members of the BioSense Redesign team, CDC Communications, and 2 subcontractors

§  Developed and sent 4 invitations to stakeholders for Webinars, workshops, and other meetings

§  Posted 6 sets of PHSA Feedback Forum question-sets to the BioSense Redesign Collaboration Web Site to obtain feedback and requirements from end users, with a combined total of 150 responses at the time of extraction

§  Developed and sent 7 requirements-gathering announcements (PHSA feedback forum) to professional organizations, BioSense 1.0 users, and BioSense Redesign Site Collaborators and stakeholders

§  Collected regular feedback from 11 advanced users (as part of the Advanced User Panel) after they remotely viewed videos delineating new features of the application.

§  Developed 12 versions of the primary Data Use Agreement (DUA), resulting in one widely accepted final version

§  Recruited 15 active TEP members

§  Developed 18 performance measures for BioSense 2.0 that are being vetted with the community

§  Worked on 21 active Subtasks

§  Completed 27 Task 1 deliverables, 8 Task 2 deliverables, 22 Task 3 deliverables, and 26 Task 4 deliverables

§  31 state and local public health professionals signed up as Coverage Map editors

§  Conducted 36 individual usability testing sessions with a broad range of public health professionals. This was accomplished through conference attendance at CSTE and EIS, in-person meetings at various locations, and through remote usability testing

§  Posted 38 posts written by project team members and collaborators to the BioSense Redesign Collaboration Web Site community forum

§  Held 38 individual formal risk review sessions with Subtask Leaders to review BioSense Redesign Risks

§  Recruited 51 jurisdictions shown on the Coverage Map

§  Registered 59 collaborators through the Redesign Collaboration Web Site

§  64 BioSense Program risks currently logged and monitored: 16 BioSense Program risks revised, 29 new risks added, 10 risks closed, numerous risk response strategies were followed to mitigate risks (including implementing a TA system for tracking TA requests) and promote opportunities

§  Conducted 111 individual requirements gathering sessions with public health professionals. These sessions were accomplished through conference attendance at CSTE and EIS, and in-person meetings at various locations

§  Resolved (by TA team) more than 224 inquiries and issues

§  9,006 visits to the BioSense Redesign Collaboration Web Site between June 7, 2011 and May 28, 2012; 4,821 of these were unique visitors

Barbara Massoudi, BioSense Redesign Project Director