Building Meaningful Use Reporting Infrastructure In NH Through Partnerships

Under the Electronic Health Record Incentive Program Rule, hospitals are eligible to receive incentive payments from the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services provided they meet certain requirements including Meaningful Use (MU). Demonstrating MU requires meeting a core and menu set of objectives including the capability to submit electronic syndromic surveillance, Electronic Lab Reporting (ELR), and immunization data in accordance with state law and practice. NH is building a NH Heath Information Exchange to serve all NH's MU needs including those of public health.

May 02, 2019

School Absenteeism Surveillance Data during the 2009 Influenza A/H1N1 Pandemic

In April 2009, a novel strain of influenza A was detected in Mexico, which quickly spread to the United States and the rest of the world. In response to the pandemic, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (NH DHHS) developed a web-based school absenteeism reporting system to track and record overall absenteeism and influenza-like-illness (ILI) related absenteeism in New Hampshire schools.

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May 02, 2019

Ten Years of Syndromic Surveillance in New Hampshire: Innovation, Experience and Outcomes

In response to the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001, the NH Department of Health and Human Services (NH DHHS) engaged state and external partners in the design of an early warning surveillance system to support bioterrorism and emergency preparedness. Initially, NH DHHS began collecting four syndrome counts from thirteen hospital Emergency Departments (ED) by fax. Automation began in 2002, when an over the counter (OTC) syndromic surveillance pilot system was implemented by Scientific Technologies Corporation (STC).

May 02, 2019

Death Certificate Surveillance in New Hampshire

The Death Certificate Surveillance was implemented in October 2001 to enhance New Hampshire's ability to monitor for bioterrorism and other public health threats, such as communicable diseases and chemical exposures. In 2003, this surveillance system was automated. Death certificates become available for review by disease surveillance staff within 24 hours of filing. Learning objectives: 1. Discuss the value of death certificate surveillance in detecting communicable disease 2. Explain the death certificate review process 3. Describe how death certificate surveillance can be automated.

July 30, 2018

Surveillance Investigation Tool Development Targeted for Results

The Automated Hospital Emergency Department Data System is designed to detect early indicators of bioterrorism events and naturally occurring public health threats. Four investigatory tools have been developed with drill-down detail reporting: 1. Syndromic Alerting, 2. Chief Complaint Data Mining, 3. ICD9 Code Disease, and 4. Influenza-Like-Illness Tracking.

All analysis processing runs on the server in seconds using ORACLE PL/SQL stored procedures and arrays.

 

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July 30, 2018

Earliest Event Detection: A Unique Approach Combining Syndromic Surveillance with Data Mining

Syndromic surveillance is focused upon organizing data into categories to detect medium to large scale clusters of illness. Detection often requires that a critical threshold be surpassed. Data mining searches through data to identify records containing keywords. New Hampshire has combined data mining with syndromic surveillance since January 2003 to improve detection capacity.

 

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July 30, 2018

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