Interesting question! [Tariq Azim, USA, Novel coronavirus (107)]
I think a well developed centralized lab data base of confirmed cases of reportable diseases can be very handy. It can be developed by the integration of lab data from each state into one centralized data base.
Depending on patient privacy laws in each country certain personal information fields should have restricted access to be used only for reporting and follow up purposes and to limit discrimination based on infection status of a person.
Shabina Hussain, MBBS, DPH, MPH
Independent global health policy advocate
HIFA profile: Shabina Hussain is an independent global health consultant and is based in the USA. Professional interests: Maternal & Child Health, Family Planning, Reproductive & Sexual Health, women's rights, survival of girl child, poverty eradication, Prevention of Infectious diseases. hussain.shabina AT gmail.com