National Syndromic Surveillance Program Community of Practice (NSSP CoP) Expert Panel - Part II: Facilitating Groups & Meetings

Presented February 26, 2019.

This webinar is the second installment of the 2-part NSSP CoP Expert Panel Webinar Series on Being a Leader in Your Community.  Click here to view Part I: Leading Community Groups

February 26, 2019

Monitoring Sexual Violence Visits in Emergency Department Data to Improve Public Health

Although sexual violence is a pressing public health and safety issue, it has historically been challenging to monitor population trends with precision. Approximately 31% of incidents of sexual violence are reported to law enforcement and only 5% lead to an arrest1, making the use of law enforcement data challenging. Syndromic surveillance data from emergency departments provides an opportunity to use care-seeking to more accurately surveil sexual violence without introducing additional burdens on either patients or healthcare providers.

June 18, 2019

Mandating Syndromic Surveillance Reporting from Emergency Departments: The Washington Experience

As syndromic surveillance reporting became an optional activity under Meaningful Use Stage 3 and incentive funds are slated to end completely in 2021, Washington State sought to protect syndromic reporting from emergency departments.

January 19, 2018

The RHINO Community of Practice: Building a Space for Data Users and Enthusiasts in Washington State

Prior to June 2016, there were 45 registered users of syndromic surveillance data in Washington State, with 29 (64.4%) representing 5 of Washington’s 35 local health jurisdictions and 16 (35.6%) at the state level. Of those registered users, 9 (8.8%) had logged into ESSENCE at least once in the 6 months before October 2016. In June 2016, the Washington State syndromic surveillance program began accepting Meaningful Use data and sought to increase its user base.

January 21, 2018

Chlamydia Encounters - Washington State Department of Health

  • Objective: To monitor clinical encounters for chlamydia infection and disease
  • Syndromic surveillance system: ESSENCE
  • Data Sources: Emergency department visits, primary and urgent care visits 
  • Fields used to query the data: Chief Complaint History, Discharge Diagnosis

 

September 26, 2018

Gonorrhea Encounters - Washington State Department of Health

  • Objective: To monitor clinical encounters for gonorrhea infection and disease
  • Syndromic surveillance system: ESSENCE
  • Data Sources: Emergency department visits, primary and urgent care visits 
  • Fields used to query the data: Chief Complaint History, Discharge Diagnosis

September 26, 2018

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