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What is R?

R is a language and free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. It compiles and runs on a variety of UNIX platforms, Windows, and MacOS. It is similar to the S language and environment - in fact, much code written in S will run unaltered in R. The R... Read more

Content type: Surveillance Tools and Systems

As electronic clinical data for population health surveillance proliferate, public health authorities and researchers are challenged to find technological solutions to handle a massive amount of data. 

Join us to learn about Query health, an Open Government Initiative that is developing... Read more

Content type: Webinar

This presentation will highlight the work accomplished by the Surveillance System Quality Working Group convened by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) in their efforts to develop an electronic manual for monitoring data quality and evaluations for public health... Read more

Content type: Webinar

Dr. James Buehler, Director of the Public Health Surveillance and Informatics Office (PHISPO), will be joining ISDS to present an overview of the CDC's vision for surveillance and informatics by discussing the updated PHISPO Strategic Plan for the coming four years. This presentation will... Read more

Content type: Webinar

Electronic public health surveillance serves an especially important function during mass events. Megan Patel, from the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH), will discuss the use of the cloud-based ESSENCE system for situational awareness during the 2012 NATO Summit in Chicago, IL.... Read more

Content type: Webinar

James Daniel, MPH, Public Health Coordinator from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), will be discussing the ONC's and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) for Meaningful Use Stage 2. Mr. Daniel will... Read more

Content type: Webinar

This webinar is part of the Meaningful Use Webinar Series entitled "Discovering the New Frontier of Syndromic Surveillance: A Meaningful Use Dialogue"

Amy Kelsey will continue the ISDS Meaningful Use webinar series by discussing Missouri's experience with inpatient EHR data.  Her talk... Read more

Content type: Webinar

This is a part of the ISDS March Meaningful Use Webinar series called "Discovering the New Frontier of Syndromic Surveillance: A Meaningful Use Dialogue."

This webinar provides insight into Electronic Health Record (EHR) technology in both inpatient and ambulatory care settings.  Over the... Read more

Content type: Webinar

Presented February 9, 2012
Webinar Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

This webinar introduced some basic principles of cloud computing and present details about the government cloud services of the BioSense 2.0 environment, which included both a platform that State and Local Health... Read more

Content type: Webinar

The US 9-1-1 and emergency medical services (EMS) systems provide critical, time sensitive care to millions of patients every year. While EMS typically provides medical care to one patient at a time, data from EMS patient records and 9-1-1 calls can be used to enhance public health surveillance... Read more

Content type: Webinar


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