Public Health Emergency - Leading a Nation Prepared
Information is critical both before and during disasters and incidents. ASPR’s Security Intelligence and Information Management (SIIM) Office is tasked with gathering, organizing, and visualizing the information needed both by senior leadership and teams in the field.
Strong intelligence, security, and detection help ASPR to stay informed on 21st century health threats, and guide our planning efforts.
SIIM uses a variety of tools to connect responders and decision-makers with real-time data, in-depth information, and analysis of trends to better respond to a public health or medical emergency. Tools like geospatial information systems (GIS), visualization of patient encounter data, and outbreak modeling can help to display data in digestible formats to aid decision making.
SIIM is also the home to the Critical Infrastructure Protection Division, who leads the Healthcare and Public Health Sector - one of the 16 critical infrastructure sectors identified in Presidential Policy Directive 21 (PPD-21). Collaboration and information sharing between the public and private sectors is a key component in preparedness and response because the majority of healthcare sector assets are privately owned and operated.
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