A Prospective Model of a Digital Epidemiological Surveillance 4.0 Based on the Peruvian Public Health System

María Arangurí, Jessie Bravo, Roger Alarcón, Alan Rodriguez, David Correa

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The health-disease situation of the population and health care delivery services are continuously monitored by epidemiological surveillance systems and health information systems, but since the first cases of COVID-19 appeared in December 2019 and spread globally, each country tried to control the virus by activating their own health protocols, but they became insufficient to face the pandemic and every control attempts seem impossible to all humanity, even more without the support of information technologies, which provides a rapid response for decision-making. Being that the reason why surveillance systems should help mitigate the spread of diseases and, at the same time, plan resources to protect the health status of citizens. Therefore, the aim of this article is to propose a model of a digital epidemiological surveillance 4.0, considering the current technological revolution and the constant evolution of the Internet. This model is divided into 4 phases: situational analysis, planning, execution and evaluation, and supported on 4 key components: logistic support, digital privacy and data protection, communication and technology, and disruptive innovation. A quantitative type of research was applied in a sample of 58 participants, all working as health staff in Chiclayo-Peru, to whom a data collection instrument, based on digital forms and interviews with medical epidemiologists, was applied, that information, which mainly considers the perception and perspectives of the epidemiological surveillance system, served as the basis for the proposed model.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCommunication and Smart Technologies - Proceedings of ICOMTA 2021
EditorsÁlvaro Rocha, Daniel Barredo, Paulo Carlos López-López, Iván Puentes-Rivera
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9789811657917
StatePublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Communication and Applied Technologies, ICOMTA 2021 - Bogotá, Colombia
Duration: 1 Sep 20213 Sep 2021

Publication series

NameSmart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
Volume259 SIST
ISSN (Print)2190-3018
ISSN (Electronic)2190-3026


ConferenceInternational Conference on Communication and Applied Technologies, ICOMTA 2021

Bibliographical note

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© 2022, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.


  • Epidemiological surveillance
  • Information technologies
  • Public health
  • Systemic approach


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