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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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Dr. Andrew Fine, Assistant Professor, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School


Johns Hopkins University Grand Rounds and ISDS Research Committee


December 14, 2012

Content type: Webinar

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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EHRs are increasingly being adopted to improve quality of care in health care systems, but they also have potential to monitor health at the population level. There has been relatively little focus on using EHRs for population health surveillance beyond infectious diseases. Current tools to... Read more

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Since 2009, Houston Health Department (HHD) uses an electronic disease surveillance system (Maven) to receive ELRs from reporting facilities in the Houston jurisdiction. Currently, two large hospital systems, a blood bank, two large commercial labs, and two public health labs are sending ELRs to... Read more

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Speakers will be practicing clinician-researchers discussing needs for and ongoing usage of recent, local epidemiological information for decision support.


Andrea Dugas, MD, Attending Physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins... 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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Chronic diseases are the leading causes of mortality and morbidity for Americans but public health surveillance for these conditions is limited. Health departments currently use telephone interviews, medical surveys, and death certificates to gather information on chronic diseases but these... 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 Environmental Public Health Tracking Network (Tracking Network) is a national surveillance system that integrates environmental hazard, exposure, and health outcome data into one system. The Tracking Network launched in July 2009, and has since been receiving data from 23 funded state and... Read more

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