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Once a facility meets data quality standards and is approved for production, an assumption is made that the quality of data received remains at the same level. When looking at production data quality reports from various states generated using a SAS data quality program, a need for production... Read more

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Under the CDC STD Surveillance Network (SSuN) Part B grant, WA DOH is testing electronic case reporting (eCR) of sexually transmitted infections (STI) from a clinical partner.

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We reviewed CCDs (a type of consolidated clinical data architecture (C-CDA) document) shared by... Read more

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Most European countries are facing a continuous increased influx of asylum seekers. Poor living conditions in crowded shelters and refugee camps increase the risk for - outbreaks of - infectious diseases in this vulnerable population. In line with ECDC recommendations, we aim to improve... Read more

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Public health agencies and researchers have traditionally relied on the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) and similar tools for surveillance of non-reportable conditions. These tools are valuable but the data are delayed by more than a year, limited in scope, and based only on... Read more

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The DoD provides daily outpatient and emergency room data feeds to the BioSense Platform within NSSP, maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This data includes demographic characteristics and diagnosis codes for health encounter visits of Military Health System... Read more

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A report jointly released by the de Beaumont Foundation and Johns Hopkins University, Using Electronic Health Data for Community Health: Example Cases and Legal Analysis provides public health departments with a framework that will allow them to request data from hospitals and health systems in... Read more

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Sexually transmitted disease treatment guidelines have incrementally added repeat testing recommendations for Chlamydia trachomatis infections over time, including test-of-cure 3 to 4 weeks following completion of treatment for pregnant women and test-of-reinfection for all patients... Read more

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Under the CDC STD Surveillance Network (SSuN) Part B grant, WA DOH is testing eICR of sexually transmitted infections (STI) with a clinical partner. Existing standard vocabulary codes were identified to represent previously-identified information gaps, or the need for new codes or concepts was... Read more

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Reports of infants born with congenital syphilis have increased in the United States every year since 2012. Prevention depends on high performing surveillance systems and compliance with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations to perform syphilis testing early... Read more

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Hypertension (HTN) is a highly prevalent chronic condition and strongly associated with morbidity and mortality. HTN is amenable to prevention and control through public and population health programs and policies. Therefore, public and population health programs require accurate, stable... Read more

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