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In 2002, the United States (US) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Program (Tracking Program) to address the challenges in environmental health surveillance described by the Pew Environmental Commission (1). The report... 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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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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ASPR deploys clinical assets, including an EMR system, to the ground per state requests during planned and no-notice events. The analysis of patient data collected by deployed federal personnel is an integral part of ASPR and FDOH’s surveillance efforts. However, this surveillance can be... Read more

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There is growing interest in leveraging available health information exchange (HIE) infrastructures to improve public health surveillance (1). The Health Information Technology for Clinical and Economic Health Act and Meaningful Use criteria for electronic health record (EHR) systems are among... 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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Early warning surveillance (EWS) is a key factor in the fight against tropical infectious diseases(1). However, the process of carrying out EWS is complex as it involves several actors and requires the use of diverse human, material and technological resources for data collection, analysis, and... Read more

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The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) electronically receives both urgent care center (UCC) data and hospital emergency department (ED) data from health care facilities in 43 of its 67 counties through its Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-based Epidemics (... Read more

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The importance transmitting clinical information to public health for disease surveillance is well-documented. Conventional reporting processes require health care providers to complete paper-based notifiable condition reports which are transmitted by fax and mail to public health agencies.... Read more

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Presented January 28, 2008

The following presentation was given as part of the Integrated Surveillance Seminar Series from the National Center for Public Health Informatics and provides an overview of public health informatics translational research including how to identify requirements... Read more

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