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There are currently over 25 installations of ESSENCE across the US. Among these, there are 3 instances of multi-jurisdictional implementations. These include a centralized regional system in the National Capital Region for MD, DC, and VA, a Missouri system that includes hospitals and users from... Read more

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Automated Electronic Disease Surveillance has become a common tool for most public health practitioners. Users of these systems can analyze and visualize data coming from hospitals, schools, and a variety of sources to determine the health of their communities. The insights that users gain from... Read more

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In order to be best prepared to identify health events using electronic disease surveillance systems, it is vital for users to participate in regular exercises that realistically simulate how events may present in their system following disease manifestation in the community. Furthermore, it is... Read more

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Regional disease surveillance systems allow users the ability to view large amounts of population health information and examine automated alerts that suggest increased disease activity. These systems require users to view and interpret which of these alerts or data streams are epidemiologically... Read more

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Advanced surveillance systems require expertise from the fields of medicine, epidemiology, biostatistics, and information technology to develop a surveillance application that will automatically acquire, archive, process and present data to the user. Additionally, for a surveillance system to be... Read more

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Versatile, user-friendly visualization tools are required to organize the wealth of information available to users of large, regional surveillance systems into a coherent view of population health status. Communications components must allow multiple users of the same system to share information... Read more

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