This Excel-based calculator helps estimate the staff time and cost savings associated with use of the automated symptom monitoring feature of Sara Alert. This calculator can be used either retrospectively or prospectively to better understand the impact of automated symptom monitoring on the public health resources required to implement a disease response.
These resources were used to describe Sara Alert and how it supported jurisdictions’ response to COVID-19.
Sara Alert is an open-source tool that supports public health response to existing and emerging disease threats. Sara Alert automates active symptom monitoring, enabling jurisdictions to use their resources more efficiently to conduct large-scale monitoring efforts. Sara Alert is available for public and private use and is easily integrated into other tools.