A Systematic Review of Public Health Emergency Operations Centres (EOC)
A public health emergency operations centre (EOC) is a central location for coordinating operational information and resources for strategic management of public health emergencies and events. EOCs provide communication and information tools and services and a management system during a response to an emergency or event. They also provide other essential functions to support decision-making and implementation, coordination, and collaboration.
This review examines peer-reviewed and grey literature to document current status, best practices and standards, impediments and gaps in building, maintaining, and using EOCs for effective response to public health risks and emergencies.