CDC Inspection App: Using Data to Drive Decision Making

Thursday, October 19, 2017 -
11:00am to 11:50am

Imagine if filling out and submitting public health inspection forms was as easy as clicking through a sleek iPad app. Enter Aquatic Inspector – an iPad app designed to help inspectors use the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC).

Aquatic Inspector bridges research and practice by helping inspectors use the latest evidence-based guidance to make swimming healthier and safer for patrons and aquatics staff. Inspections can be easily and accurately documented in the app; reports can then be quickly saved and shared right from the app. This app will standardize and streamline inspections and save time within jurisdictions – it could also help standardize inspections across jurisdictions to help CDC evaluate whether adoption of the MAHC elements minimizes the risk of illness and injury at public aquatic facilities.

This session will include an overview of the app and discussion about public health using inspection data to drive decision making. Participants will also have the opportunity to explore the app on iPads.