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Marcus Rennick, Epidemiologist with the Marion County Public Health Department (WV), provides an overview/training on the BioSense System.


Time Overview:

(45 minutes) Syndromic Surveillance and BioSense Overview

(90 minutes) Hands-on BioSense Tutorial

(20... Read more

Content type: Training

The survey, developed by the ISDS Meaningful Use Business Process Mapping Subgroup, was designed to facilitate conversations between health care facilities and public health departments before and during Meaningful Use implementation and onboarding.

Content type: Form

Michigan has been collecting chief complaint data from emergency departments statewide to support situational awareness activities related to communicable disease since 2004. We validated the syndromic system by comparing the chief complaint data to the electronic medical records of a tertiary... Read more

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BioSense 2.0, a redesigned national syndromic surveillance system, provides users with timely regional and national data classified into disease syndromes, with views of health outcomes and trends for use in situational awareness. As of July 2014, there are 60 jurisdictions nationwide feeding... Read more

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Salmonellosis is the zoonotic disease caused by Salmonella bacteria. These are food-borne pathogens, which require improvement of diagnostics and surveillance measures. Prior to implementation of a PCR-based system for monitoring Salmonella, presence and differentiation of the agent was... Read more

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The Louisiana Office of Public Health conducts ED syndromic surveillance using the Louisiana Early Event Detection System (LEEDS). Using outpatient data for syndromic surveillance is a relatively new concept, brought about due to the increasing use of EHRs and HIEs making such data readily... Read more

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Each year, influenza affects approximately 5-20% of the United States population causing over 200,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 – 49,000 death. As a key point of entry to the health care system, EDs are responsible for the initial management and treatment of a substantial proportion of these... Read more

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Social media is of considerable interest as a sensor into the thoughts, interests and health of a population. We consider three types of health events that an analyst may wish to be made aware of:

- Given a known disease, such as MERS, SARS, Measles, etc., an event corresponds to... Read more

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UIs are among the leading causes of injury in children younger than 5 years in NYC. About 3000 calls are received each year by the NYC Poison Control Center (PCC) for this age group. Common UI exposures include medications, cosmetics, household cleaners, foreign bodies, and pesticides. We... Read more

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Utilization and overcrowding of EDs has been a prominent component of the health care reform debate in the United States for the last several years. In Virginia, the ED utilization rate has increased 27.5% between 2000 and 2012 from 34.5 visits to 44.0 visits per 100 persons. Individuals with... Read more

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