From my understanding, integrating the use of electronic information management systems into existing surveillance systems will impact the indicators and the direction of change in the indicators in the indicators after the integration as follows:
The indicator 1: Acceptability
The electronic system should provide accurate, consistent, complete, and timely data. Time burden is an important factor to encourage people to use the electronic system. Therefore, I hypothesized that transforming from an existing system to electronic system should increase the acceptability rate. We could measure the acceptability by evaluating subject participation rates, form completion rates, and reporting rates.
The indicator 2: Adaptability
A flexible electronic surveillance system can adapt to changing information needs or operating conditions. Adaptable systems can accommodate i.e., new diseases and health conditions, changes in case definitions, and variations in reporting sources. Electronic systems should be simpler and more flexible so that fewer components will need to be modified when adapting the system for use with other case definitions.