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Health care information is a fundamental source of data for biosurveillance, configuring electronic health records to report relevant data to health departments is technically challenging, labor intensive, and often requires custom solutions for each installation. Public health agencies wishing... Read more

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Whether you are planning on attending the ISDS Conference for the first time this December or you have been attending since 2002, the ISDS Scientific Program Committee invites you to discover the 2013 ISDS Conference! This webinar will highlight the abstract submission process, new abstract... Read more

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Emphasis has been placed on the improvement of existing surveillance systems and developing innovative new surveillance systems around the world after the events of 9/11 in 2001, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2003. Investments have not only been made in traditional public health... Read more

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India is one of the global Ôhot-spotsÕ for emergence and re-emergence of pathogens and propagation of those that are drug resistant. Disease surveillance gained momentum in India only after the outbreaks of cholera in Delhi in 1988 and plague in Surat in 1994, which not only had significant... Read more

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Effective and valid surveillance of syndromes can be extremely useful in the early detection of outbreaks and disease trends. However, medical chart checks without patient identifiers and lack of diagnoses in A08 data has made validation difficult. With the rising availability of electronic... Read more

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Recent years' informatics advances have increased availability of various sources of health-monitoring information to agencies responsible for disease surveillance. These sources differ in clinical relevance and reliability, and range from streaming statistical indicator evidence to outbreak... Read more

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In North Carolina there has been an escalation of poisoning deaths. In 2011, the number of fatal poisonings was 1,368 deaths, with 91% classified as drug overdoses with the majority of those due to opioid analgesics.[1] Far greater numbers of drug overdoses result in hospitalization, emergency... Read more

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Reliable detection and accurate scoping of outbreaks of foodborne illness are the keys to effective mitigation of their impacts. However, relatively small number of persons affected and underreporting, challenge the reliability of surveillance models. In this work, we correlate a record of... Read more

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The Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC) supports the development of new analytical tools to improve alerting in the Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-based Epidemics (ESSENCE) disease-monitoring application used by the Department of Defense (DoD... Read more

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In light of recent communicable disease outbreaks, the ability of Florida Department of HealthÕs (FDOH) syndromic surveillance system, ESSENCE-FL, to identify emergent disease outbreaks using reportable disease data and algorithms originally designed for emergency department chief complaint... Read more

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