UPDATED: Syndromic Surveillance 101 - An Introductory Course in Syndromic Surveillance

An Online Training Course

Ever wonder what syndromic surveillance is? How it is applied? This introduction to syndromic surveillance answers your questions and gives you a foundation for understanding how surveillance is used by public health professionals to understand health threats.


This video introduces the viewer to the basics of syndromic surveillance and offers a high-level overview of the many uses of this public health tool. Topics covered in this training include:

November 29, 2018

Emergency Department Syndromic Surveillance in Michigan: Routine Analysis and Beyond

This presentation shared by Michigan covers the introductory basics of syndromic surveillance. This is a part of a web based training that new users have to complete before getting access to the surveillance system in Michigan. 

May 18, 2018

Utilizing the Michigan Emergency Department Syndromic Surveillance System

This copy of an online module from Michigan detials the process of using syndromic surveillance in their state. Users must complete the module and pass the test at the end of the module to gain access to the system.

May 18, 2018

Patterns of Care in Michigan Emergency Departments as Insurance Coverage Expands

The MSSS, described elsewhere, has been in use since 2003 and records ED chief complaint data. As of September 2014, there were 88/136 hospital EDs enrolled in MSSS, capturing 83% of the annual hospital ED visits in Michigan.

On April 1, 2014 the Healthy Michigan Plan (HMP) was launched. HMP provides healthcare benefits to low-income adult residents who do not qualify for Medicaid or Medicare. The plan incorporates both federally and state mandated Essential Health Benefits, which includes emergency services.

November 24, 2017

Enterovirus D68 Outbreak SyS Discussion

ISDS Conference Call to discuss surveillance for severe respiratory illness / Enterovirus D68. This call will be an opportunity for syndromic surveillance practitioners to share their experiences conducting their contribution to surveillance for Enterovirus D68.

July 24, 2017

Analysis of Heat Illness using Michigan Emergency Department Syndromic Surveillance

The MSSS, described elsewhere (1), has been in use since 2003 and records Emergency Department (ED) chief complaint data along with the patient’s age, gender and zip code in real time. There were 85/139 hospital EDs enrolled in MSSS as of June 2012, capturing 77% of the annual hospital ED visits in Michigan. The MSSS is used routinely during the influenza season for situational awareness and is monitored throughout the year for aberrations that may indicate an outbreak, emerging disease or act of bioterrorism.

January 24, 2018

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