HealthMap is a company offering a free online and mobile application for monitoring disease outbreaks that is headquartered Boston, Massachusetts and was founded in 2006 a team of researchers, epidemiologists, and software developers at the Boston Children's Hospital.
The company uses primarily informal sources found online to monitor disease outbreaks and surveillance of emerging threats to public health. HealthMap uses online news aggregators, eyewitness reports, expert-curated discussions, and validated official reports in an attempt to build comprehensive views of disease outbreaks which are effecting human and animal health. The HealthMap disease monitoring software works 24/7 and is made to automatically monitor, organize, integrate, filter, and disseminate information related to emerging diseases in nine languages.
HealthMap receives supporting from several companies and organizations which include: Google, Unilever, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Skoll Global Threats Fund, United States Agency for International Development, IARPA, NLM, CDC, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.