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Disease surveillance is a core public health (PH) function. To manage and adjudicate cases of suspected notifiable disease, PH workers gather data elements about persons, clinical care, and providers from various clinical sources, including providers, laboratories, among others. Current... Read more

Content type: Abstract

This training was provided by Dr. Brian Dixon during the 2018 ISDS Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. This video is Part 1 of a two-part series. Click here to view Part 2.

Part 1 covers:

successful proposal writing general scientific writing for journals and conferences how grants... Read more
Content type: Training

ISDS is kicking off the year with a webinar to review highlights from the 2016 Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA. If you attended the conference, we invite you to come share and learn more about initiatives sprung from the conference, and to discuss how best to continue moving them ahead. If you... Read more

Content type: Webinar

This training was provided by Dr. Brian Dixon during the 2018 ISDS Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. This video is Part 2 of a two-part series. Click here to view Part 1.

Part 2 covers:

Why applications get rejected Important tips and secrets How to develop key messages Reaching... Read more
Content type: Training

The International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS) held its fifteenth annual conference in Atlanta, GA, from December 6-8, 2016. Since 2001, individuals interested in sharing and learning emerging trends in surveillance research and practice have found the ISDS Annual Conference a unique... Read more

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Completeness of public health information is essential for the accurate assessment of community health progress and disease surveillance. Yet challenges persist with respect to the level of completeness that public health agencies receive in reports submitted by health care providers. Missing... Read more

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Nearly all of the myriad activities (or use cases) in clinical and public health (e.g., patient care, surveillance, community health assessment, policy) involve generating, collecting, storing, analyzing, or sharing data about individual patients or populations. Effective clinical and public... Read more

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Electronic laboratory reporting (ELR) was demonstrated just over a decade ago to be an effective method to improve the timeliness of reporting as well as the number of reports submitted to public health agencies. The quality of data (inc. completeness) in information systems across all... Read more

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Timeliness of reports sent by laboratories and providers is a continuous challenge for disease surveillance and management. Public health organizations often collect communicable disease reports with various degrees of timeliness raising the concern about the delay in patient information... Read more

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Given the clear relationship between spatial contexts and health, the Indiana Center of Excellence in Public Health Informatics (ICEPHI) aims to serve both the needs of public health researchers and practitioners by contextualizing the health information of large populations. Specifically, ... Read more

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