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Sharing public health (PH) data and practices among PH authorities enhances epidemiological capacities and expands situational awareness at multiple levels. Ease of data sharing through the BioSense application, now part of the National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP), and the increased... Read more

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As interest in One Health (OH) continues to grow, alternative surveillance infrastructure may be needed to support it. Since most population health surveillance is domain specific; as opposed to OH which crosses multiple domains, changes to surveillance infrastructure may be required to optimize... Read more

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BioSense 2.0 has become a platform for technical receipt and analysis of syndromic surveillance data for many jurisdictions nationwide, as well as a collaborative effort that has engaged a larger community of syndromic surveillance practitioners, Governance Group, and federal agencies and... Read more

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Knowledge Management is defined as “the process of capturing, distributing, and effectively using knowledge.” ISDS members have varying degrees of experience with public health surveillance and syndromic surveillance specifically, and will all benefit from more structured access to documentation... Read more

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The US Department of Health and Human Services has mandated that after October 1, 2015, all HIPAA covered entities must transition from using International Classification of Diseases version 9 (ICD- 9) codes to using version 10 (ICD-10) codes (www.cms.gov). This will impact public health... Read more

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Spurred by recent advances in PH informatics, the implementation of the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Records Incentive Programs (Meaningful Use), and the opportunities provided by the availability of the redesigned BioSense program, SyS has become an increasingly important component... Read more

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Data quality monitoring is necessary for accurate disease surveillance. However it can be challenging, especially when “real-time” data are required. Data quality has been broadly defined as the degree to which data are suitable for use by data consumers. When compromised at any point in a... Read more

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National efforts to improve quality in public health are closely tied to advancing capabilities in disease surveillance. Measures of public health quality provide data to demonstrate how public health programs, services, policies, and research achieve desired health outcomes and impact... Read more

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MUse will make EHR data increasingly available for public health surveillance. For Stage 2, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations will require hospitals and offer an option for eligible professionals to provide electronic syndromic surveillance data to public health... Read more

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Discusses the current state of syndromic surveillance using inpatient and ambulatory clinical data in the United States and the potential utility of the data. The Meaningful Use Stages 2 and 3 regulations incentivize the use of these data sources. Existing systems effectively perform a range of... Read more

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