Developing, Evaluating, and Disseminating Definitions for Syndromic Surveillance in Public Health Practice: A Guidance Document

This document, released February 18, 2019, focuses on several key areas related to syndrome definition creation, including the basics behind a syndrome definition, steps to build a syndrome, evaluation of a new (or old) definition, and dissemination.

February 19, 2019

Forming Collaborations through the Data Quality Committee to Address Urgent Incidents

On November 20, 2017, several sites participating in the NSSP reported anomalies in their syndromic data. Upon review, it was found that between November 17-18, an EHR vendor’s syndromic product experienced an outage and errors in processing data. The ISDS DQC, NSSP, a large EHR vendor, and many of the affected sites worked together to identify the core issues, evaluate ramifications, and formulate solutions to provide to the entire NSSP CoP.

June 18, 2019

Using Sydromic Surveillance to Track E-cigarette Related Emergency Department Visits

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) investigated the feasibility of using syndromic surveillance (SyS) data to identify health care visits due to electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use. E-cigarettes have been associated with injuries and fatalities in all age groups, including young children attracted to the colorful liquid nicotine carriage packaging [1]. Previously, poison control data was the only resource available to the NDDoH for e-cigarette adverse outcomes surveillance.

Objective

August 26, 2017

Utility of Outpatient Syndromic Data for Monitoring Influenza-like Illness

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) collects outpatient ILI data through North Dakota Influenza-like Illness Network (ND ILINet), providing situational awareness regarding the percent of visits for ILI at sentinel sites across the state. Because of increased clinic staff time devoted to electronic health initiatives and an expanding population, we have found sentinel sites have been harder to maintain in recent years, and the number of participating sentinel sites has decreased.

August 26, 2017

North Dakota Syndromic Surveillance Program Overview: Onboarding

From the BioSense 2.0 Onboarding Workgroup Meeting, March 4, 2015

Presenter

Jill K Baber, MPH
Influenza and Syndromic Surveillance Coordinator
North Dakota Department of Health
Division of Disease Control

March 15, 2017

Contact Us

NSSP Community of Practice

Email: syndromic@cste.org

 

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