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There is a resurgence in the need to evaluate the economic burden of prescription drug hospitalizations in the United States. We used the Wisconsin 2014 Hospital Discharge data to examine opioid related hospitalization incidence and costs. Fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid, is frequently... Read more

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In recent years, the threat of pandemic influenza has drawn extensive attention to the development and implementation of syndromic surveillance systems for early detection of ILI. Emergency department (ED) data are key components for syndromic surveillance systems. However, the lack of... Read more

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There is a saying in EMS that if you've "seen one EMS system, then you've seen one EMS system". Many EMS systems have good or even great data for surveillance and research, but while there are some standards developing for EMS data formats and sharing, very few systems have the capability to... Read more

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In the Northern part of Norway, all General Practitioners (GPs) and hospitals use electronic health records (EHR). They are connected via an independent secure IP-network called the Norwegian Health Network. The newly developed “Snow Agent System” can utilize this environment by distributing... Read more

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The National Institute for Drug Abuse Report, Common Comorbidities with Substance Use Disorders, states there are many individuals who develop substance use disorders (SUD) are also diagnosed with mental disorders, and vice versa.(1) Prescription opioids are amongst the most commonly used drugs... Read more

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EMRs are a potentially valuable source of information about a patient’s history of health risk behaviors, such as excessive alcohol consumption or smoking. This information is often found in the unstructured (i.e., free) text of physician notes. It may be difficult to classify and analyze health... Read more

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Clinical data captured in electronic health records (EHR) for patient health care could be used for chronic disease surveillance, helping to inform and prioritize interventions at a state or community level. While there has been significant progress in the collection of clinical information such... Read more

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Chikungunya virus disease (CHIK) is a mosquito-borne viral infection currently widespread in the Caribbean with the potential for emergence and endemicity in the U.S. via infected travelers and local mosquito vectors. CHIK disease can be severe and disabling with symptoms similar to dengue. CHIK... Read more

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The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 authorized the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to incentivize hospitals and physicians to become meaningful users of electronic health record (EHR) systems. In a final rule issued August 2012, CMS outlined the requirements for... Read more

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As the knowledge required to support case reporting evolves from unstructured to more structured and standardized formats, it becomes suitable for electronic clinical decision support (CDS). CDS for case reporting confronts two challenges: a) While EHRs are moving toward local CDS capabilities,... Read more

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