The Department of Disease Control (DDC) utilizes the Internet for real-time surveillance reporting, linking with Offices of Disease Prevention and Control throughout Thailand. This ensures swift responses to outbreaks and aids in decision-making and preventive coordination, enhancing public health.
However, this comes with challenges. The foremost is data security. As we transmit sensitive health data nationwide, the risks of breaches or unauthorized access persist. This can compromise patient privacy and spread misinformation with significant health repercussions. We’re addressing these concerns with strong security measures, stakeholder education, and continuous monitoring, though evolving cyber threats necessitate constant vigilance.