A proposed SyS Case Definition for Opioid Overdose Related ED visits- an evaluation in three regions

Opioid ODs have been rising globally and nationally. The death rate from ODs in the United States has increased 137% since 2000, including a 200% increase of OD deaths involving opioids1. The pilot project, a collaboration across 3 states, allowed information sharing with Syndromic surveillance (SyS) partners across jurisdictions, such as sharing a standard SyS case definition and verifying its applicability in each jurisdiction. This is a continuation of the work from an initial pilot project presented during the ISDS Opioid OD Webinar series.

Objective:

January 25, 2018

Facile Dashboard Creation Using Library of Syndromic Surveillance Visualization Tools

Public health surveillance largely relies on the use of surveillance systems to facilitate the identification and investigation of epidemiologic concerns reflected in data. In order to support public health response, these systems must present relevant information, and be user-friendly, dynamic, and easily-implementable. The abundance of R tools freely-available online for data analysis and visualization presents not only opportunities but also challenges for adoption in that these tools must be integrated so as to allow a structured workflow.

June 19, 2017

Alert-Enabled Application Integrating Data Quality Monitoring for Multiple Sources

Data sets from disparate sources widely vary in the number and type of factors which most hamper integrity and timeliness of the data. To maintain high quality data, data sets must be regularly assessed, particularly for those vulnerabilities that each is especially prone to due to the methods involved in collecting the data. For surveillance practitioners charged with monitoring data from multiple data sources, keeping track of the issues that each data set is susceptible to, and quickly identifying any inconsistencies or deviations from normal trends, may be a challenge.

August 07, 2017

National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP) BioSense Data Quality Workgroup

To provide community input on data quality issues and enhance data quality through sharing and testing of scripts.

Summary of activities:

The Data Quality workgroup has worked to address Data Quality issues through the development, sharing and testing of scripts. The Data Quality workgroup formed a DQ EHR-Vendor Concern Subcommittee to address issues across vendors nationwide. 

March 13, 2017

Automating BioSense 2.0 Locker Processing for Local Program-Specific Surveillance

Syndromic surveillance can provide early warning of potential public health emergencies and acute health events in a population. The sharing and aggregation of syndromic data among jurisdictions can provide more comprehensive situational awareness and improve coordination and decision-making. The BioSense 2.0 Program supports increased syndromic data-sharing among a nationwide network of local and state public health agencies. Most users of this application utilize the main web site front-door interface due to its user-friendly features for query and analysis.

August 22, 2018

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