I wholeheartedly agree that we should use some of the affordable technologies available today to do a better job tracking and treating diseases like ebola. At the beginning of the ebola crisis, Dr. David Agus of CBS Morning shared his immunization record -- a long, long yellow sheet of paper that detailed all his innoculations for a recent trip to Africa. It reminded me of the record I have, tucked away, of the shots I got as a kid, before we moved to Venezuela. Each weekend (or so it seemed), we headed to Manchester for injections against malaria, yellow fever, and who knows what else. Decades later, the US continues to use the same approach the UK used back then (and may well still use today...). We've come so far in many other areas of government and health; surely we can digitize this important facet of protecting populations?
That snippet from CBS is here: www.cbsnews.com/videos/ebola-outbreak-whats-happening-on-the-ground-in-west-africa/