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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 North Carolina Disease Event Tracking and Epidemiologic Collection Tool (NC DETECT) receives a designated set of data elements electronically available from 110 emergency departments (EDs) (98%) on at least a daily basis via a third party data aggregator. While automated processes monitor... Read more

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NC DETECT provides near-real-time statewide surveillance capacity to local, regional and state level users across NC with twice daily data feeds from 117 (99%) emergency departments (EDs), hourly updates from the statewide poison center, and daily feeds from statewide EMS runs and select urgent... Read more

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NC DETECT receives ICD-9-CM codes for emergency department (ED) visits and uses these codes in case definitions for syndromic surveillance (e.g. infectious disease, injury, etc.). Hospitals will begin using ICD-10-CM codes on October 1, 2015. As a result, preparations have been made to... Read more

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Emergency Department (ED) triage notes are clinical notes that expand upon the chief complaint, and are included in the AHIC minimum dataset for biosurveillance.1  Clinical notes can improve the accuracy of keyword-based syndromes but require processing that addresses negated terms.2,3  The... Read more

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The North Carolina Division of Public Health (NC DPH) has been collecting emergency department data in collaboration with the Carolina Center for Health Informatics in the UNC Department of Emergency Medicine since 1999. As of August 2011, there are 113 of 115 emergency departments sending data... Read more

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Whether you are planning on attending the ISDS Annual Conference for the first time this December or you have been attending since 2002, the ISDS Scientific Program Committee invites you to discover the 2012 ISDS Conference! This webinar will highlight the abstract submission process, new... Read more

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Text-based syndrome case definitions published by the Center for Disease Control (CDC)1 form the basis for the syndrome queries used by the North Carolina Disease Event Tracking and Epidemiologic Collection Tool (NC DETECT). Keywords within these case definitions were identified by public health... Read more

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Time-of-arrival (TOA) surveillance methodology consists of identifying clusters of patients arriving to a hospital emergency department (ED) with similar complaints within a short temporal interval. TOA monitoring of ED visit data is currently conducted by the Florida Department of Health at the... Read more

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Johnathan Colvin, MS, Cincinnati Children's

Bill Storm, MPH, Ohio Department of Health

Amy Ising, MS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Thursday, March 25, 2010


ISDS Research Committee

Content type: Webinar


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