TABLE 1 Limitations of Paper-Based Contact Tracing System
LimitationProcess Impact
Paper-based contact tracing system creates delays between data collection and consumption.Impedes rapid response and decision making around contact tracing strategy.
Human error is common with data entry, as is misunderstanding of data and communication gaps.Data become unreliable, out of date, and inconsistent.
Efforts for data cleaning, data entry, and data compilation are time-intensive.Takes away from time and resources needed for data analysis and troubleshooting.