What You Should DoBy Larry Dignan | Posted 2003-05-05 Email Print
The response to SARS has been commendable, but most medical surveillance systems can't communicate electronically.To Organize Instant Networks">
Use data formats that are widely used already. Minimize adaptations.
PICK A STANDARD
Settle on an Internet or industry protocol for communicating.
BUILD ON WHAT'S OUT THERE
Allow members of the network to maintain their existing systems.
If patches or fixes are needed to an ally's systems, help, right away. Make it easy to trade information.