I read a News Story- Report: Illness Tracking is Faulty, Express Newspaper, September 20, 2011 (page 8), that concluded that real-time infection information would improve patient care.

It said: Doctors rarely know what bugs are brewing in the neighborhood until their waiting rooms start to fill. Harvard University researchers report Monday that getting real-time information on nearby infections could improve patient care – for strep throat alone, potentially helping tens of thousands avoid either a delayed diagnosis or getting antibiotics they didn’t need. Keep reading →