Objectives: 1) Describe the results of implementing the infectious disease warning information system and public health events in Quang Ninh province, April 2019; and 2) Assess the quality of reported information on the infectious disease surveillance system in Quang Ninh Province, April 2019.
Methods: Using a cross-sectional descriptive design, the study was conducted in all 7 provincial/district hospitals, 14 district health centers and 40/186 commune/ward health stations in Quang Ninh province from January 06, 2019. Information was collected from case reports, monthly reports, and staff who are responsible for infectious disease reporting. Data were entered and analysed using excel.
Results: 100% of units assigned staff to act as focal points for online reporting according to circular 54 and EBS report; 100% of units had a good Internet connection speed for statistics and reporting. However, up to 44.2% of units still lack of computers; only 55.7% of units recorded warning signs about public health events. In addition, 73.7% of cases were updated late on software according to Circular 54; up to 82.5% of outpatient cases and 72.6% of medical examination and treatment cases were missed without reporting in the system.
Conclusion: It is crucial to draw solutions to improve the quality of the surveillance information system at all levels, to build a data-linkage system to collect completeness, accurately and timely information about infectious diseases.