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Near real-time emergency department chief complaint data is accessed through Florida’s syndromic surveillance system: Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Communitybased Epidemics-Florida (ESSENCE-FL). The Florida Department of Health relies heavily upon these data for... Read more

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The NJ syndromic surveillance system, EpiCenter, developed an algorithm to quantify HRI visits using chief complaint data. While heat advisories are released by the National Weather Service, an effective HRI algorithm could provide real-time health impact information that could be used to... Read more

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Syndromic surveillance of emergency department (ED) visit data is often based on computer algorithms which assign patient chief complaints (CC) to syndromes. ICD9 code data may also be used to develop visit classifiers for syndromic surveillance but the ICD9 code is generally not available... Read more

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CHIKV is transmitted by mosquitoes and often occurs in large outbreaks with high attack rates. Common symptoms (which can be severe and disabling) include fever, joint pain/swelling, headache, muscle pain and rash. In December 2013, the World Health Organization reported local CHIKV transmission... Read more

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Lack of access to regular dental care often results in costly, oral health visits to EDs that could otherwise have been prevented or managed by a dentist (1). Most studies on oral health-related visits to EDs have used a wide range of classifications from different databases, but none have used... Read more

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention BioSense has developed chief complaint (CC) and ICD9 sub syndrome classifiers for the major syndromes for early event detection and situational awareness. The prevalence of these sub-syndromes in the emergency department population and the ... Read more

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Join ISDS on June 3rd for an instructional webinar on ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM/PCS mapping tools, including the newly released MapIt tool. This tool, which was developed by AHRQ and CDC, is an automated mapping tool that utilizes General Equivalence Mappings (GEMs) to provide both forward and... Read more

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Characterizing mentions found in clinical texts that support, refute, or represent uncertainty for suspected pneumonia is one area where automated Natural Language Processing (NLP) screening algorithms could be improved. Mentions of uncertainty and negation commonly occur in clinical texts, and... Read more

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Researchers have demonstrated benefits to identifying and developing interventions for patients that frequently seek healthcare services in the ED. The New Yorker Magazine, recently published an article titled The Hot Spotters, summarizing work being done in the United States to lower medical... Read more

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In order to detect influenza outbreaks, the New York State Department of Health emergency department (ED) syndromic surveillance system uses patients’ chief complaint (CC) to assign visits to respiratory and fever syndromes. Recently, the CDC developed a more specific set of “sub-syndromes” ... Read more

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