The transport, validation, translation, transformation, and routing of messaging data can be complicated, time consuming, and expensive. It doesn’t have to be.
Meet Datapult—a secure, cloud-based, public health sanctioned service that makes it easy to safely and quickly share electronic health messaging data.
Working with the CDC, the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) created a cloud-based Informatics Messaging Service (AIMS), to overcome the complicated problem of electronic health message reporting. This continuously improving, cutting-edge technology has been at the core of the nation’s public health infrastructure for the past 15 years. In June 2020, the HHS referenced the extraordinary AIMS platform be extended to non-traditional reporters to share COVID-19 testing results.
This new service arm was initially called AIMS+. Because AIMS is for local, state, and federal government labs, and AIMS+ was for everyone else. But it was confusing for a lot of people; so we changed our name to Datapult. It means unleashing the power of data, which is what we do.
Electronic Laboratory Reporting applies to any sort of electronic transmission that delivers required reports for reportable conditions to public health departments from laboratories, including hospital, private and public health. Data transmitted via ELR can be reviewed or monitored using the DASH visualization console.
Built on the AIMS platform, Centralized ELR allows reporters to quickly send massive amounts of testing data tailored to the distinct messaging standards of public health laboratories and agencies of all 50 states, the District of Columbia and several large cities and counties.
The only centralized solution for sending test results of National Notifiable Diseases and many state-specific conditions utilizing a single connection to 55+ public health agencies.
Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Data is already being used to improve and upgrade public health’s surveillance of infectious diseases. Our NGS Data Solutions simplify public health laboratories’ abilities to receive NGS data, store it, analyze and utilize the insights from this critical data.
Using the secure connections of the AIMS platform, gsT creates an intrastate network between the public health laboratory, or other sponsoring lab and any number of interested data partners.
NGS TB Pipeline
Users can upload FastA and FastQ files and run them through a pipeline built by public health to classify Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from MGIT and solid media using Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) with NGS technology. This pipeline dramatically decreases the turn-around-time for drug susceptibility testing (DST) compared to conventional methods.
We have partnered with Seqera to bring a public health centered deployment of Nextflow Tower to the AIMS platform. Easy Genomics is being included to enhance the internal operability of Tower workflows within public health labs.
Do you need to host your LIMS, application, database, or other programming in the Cloud? The power and security of the AIMS Platform can be yours. We host many critical and essential software applications on the AIMS platform on behalf of data users in public health. If this is a solution you need, reach out to Datapult’s solutions team.
Datapult professionals have over 70 years of scientific, informatics, laboratory, data and public health experience. As an APHL company and through our partnerships, we have two centuries worth of experience and subject matter expertise.
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