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NAHLN Agreement with CSREES

Investigators
Byrum, Beverly
Institutions
Ohio Department of Agriculture
Start date
2005
End date
2009
Objective
The Ohio Department of Agriculture Division of Animal Industry is currently undertaking a major information management project that includes complete overhaul and redevelopment of the laboratory information management system. Transformation of ODAs laboratory information management system is nearing completion with an implementation date estimated for September 2, 2008. Once the new system is complete and functioning yearly maintenance will need to be complete to ensure that all systems are functioning properly, and to tweak minor problems as they arise.

The ODA proposal this year includes information management hardware and man-hour support of approximately 300 hours for the Information Management Administrator as he continues to provide direct support to the laboratory and its reporting responsibilities to the NAHLN. Dr. Yan Zhang, Veterinary Virologist for the ADDL serves on the NAHLN Technical Working Group and as a result will travel to meetings related to activity related to the NAHLN. Estimated cost ($2,296)

Equipment requested includes:

  • Three (3) 19 inch Flat Screen Monitors ( $250 @ 3 = $750.00) The Central Receiving Area of the laboratory needs larger monitors at their workstations to better facilitate data entry screens and reporting of the new system
  • One (1) plate washer ($6,000) The Avian Virology Section of the laboratory needs to replace its current ELISA plate washer. In order to ensure proper testing of various samples submitted to our laboratory included but not limited to Avian Influenza utilizing the ELISA methodology it is essential in begin the testing with thoroughly cleansed equipment. This plate washer will be utilized in one of the laboratories where our new ELISA readers are currently being utilized.
Veterinary Administrator - Information Management (300 hours @ $53.18 per hour {salary and fringe} Dr. Steve Dodaro continues to serve as the ODA Division of Animal Industry and ADDL Information Management Administrator. He has direct responsibility for assisting with the development of the new system and is directly responsible for facilitating the reporting to NAHLN. We will continue to use Dr. Dodaro to assure timely and accurate reporting and networking with the NAHLN. He will spend well over the 300 hours requested in this proposal.

With the completion of the new laboratory data management system the need arises for a maintenance contract agreed upon prior to software development with Virtual Medical Network (VMN). That yearly maintenance agreement cost $25,000.

The Ohio Department of Agricultures ability to actively, efficiently and accurately participate as a member of the NAHLN enhances Ohios level of preparedness in the event of and animal agriculture event. The ability to directly transmit data to the NAHLN and network with other diagnosticians through out the United States directly supports national efforts of providing real time testing information, facilitating expanded testing capacity and shares highly trained professionals.

More information
NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: The Ohio Department of Agriculture Division of Animal Industry is currently undertaking a major information management project that includes complete overhaul and redevelopment of the laboratory information management system. This project in and of itself has direct impact on the following outputs identified with five primary goals of the NAHLN:
  1. Develop high-quality outreach resources that help prevent impact of bio-security emergencies and disasters, New functions of the ODA information management system will provide the ability to more quickly communicate to practitioners, producers, other government entities, including USDA, APHIS, FSIS, FDA and obviously NAHLN. Real time reporting is critical to high quality outreach.
  2. Data systems and networking (biomedical informatics, data management systems, network integration, IT, etc.), The ODA new system most important features include the interface of lab equipment to the information management system (as indicated by the requested equipment in this proposal), and streamlining and better assuring accuracy and interconnectivity between the various lab systems and sections. This additional ability and integration will facilitate ease with relaying/reporting information to the NAHLN, in addition to making the ODA laboratory more efficient and responsive.
  3. Diagnostic systems, The ODA new system brings more automation and interface to the laboratory bench and the information management system with new and replacement interfaces and ELISA reader systems. This will help stream line and assure better accuracy of testing and reporting of results.
  4. Data analysis processes for event detection, The new system will interconnect regulatory disease control program activity with the laboratory. The new system will also allow for more expanded data analysis in a timely manner which also directly impacts our ability to review surveillance and testing data and its possible implications to disease or event detection.
  5. Response activation and decision support, The new system allows for more information to be reviewed in a timelier manner, which in turn affords the ODA an opportunity to more quickly respond and report disease or event information. Having complete and timely information makes decision making much easier.
APPROACH: This project in and of itself has direct impact on the following outputs identified with five primary goals of the NAHLN: 1. Develop high-quality outreach resources that help prevent impact of bio-security emergencies and disasters, New functions of the ODA information management system will provide the ability to more quickly communicate to practitioners, producers, other government entities, including USDA, APHIS, FSIS, FDA and obviously NAHLN. Real time reporting is critical to high quality outreach. 2. Data systems and networking (biomedical informatics, data management systems, network integration, IT, etc.), The ODA new system most important features include the interface of lab equipment to the information management system (as indicated by the requested equipment in this proposal), and streamlining and better assuring accuracy and interconnectivity between the various lab systems and sections. This additional ability and integration will facilitate ease with relaying/reporting information to the NAHLN, in addition to making the ODA laboratory more efficient and responsive. 3. Diagnostic systems, The ODA new system brings more automation and interface to the laboratory bench and the information management system with new and replacement interfaces and ELISA reader systems. This will help stream line and assure better accuracy of testing and reporting of results. 4. Data analysis processes for event detection, The new system will interconnect regulatory disease control program activity with the laboratory. The new system will also allow for more expanded data analysis in a timely manner which also directly impacts our ability to review surveillance and testing data and its possible implications to disease or event detection. 5. Response activation and decision support, The new system allows for more information to be reviewed in a timelier manner, which in turn affords the ODA an opportunity to more quickly respond and report disease or event information. Having complete and timely information makes decision making much easier.
Funding Source
Nat'l. Inst. of Food and Agriculture
Project source
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Project number
OHOW-2008-04489
Accession number
215138
Categories
Food Defense and Integrity
Bacterial Pathogens
Viruses and Prions
Chemical Contaminants