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Champaign County is one of the largest counties in central Illinois with a population of ~207,000 and is home to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign which currently has 44,500 students. In the fall the university hosts Big Ten football games which have recently been drawing an average... Read more

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There is growing recognition that an inability to access timely health indicators can hamper both the design and the effective implementation of infectious diseases control interventions. In malaria control, the global use of standard interventions has driven down the burden of disease in many... Read more

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The Oregon ESSENCE team has developed a guide for other states to use to set up a web service link to their poison center and extract its data into ESSENCE. It contains advice based on Oregon’s experience in developing its link with its poison center and NDPS, a plug-&-play (almost) Rhapsody... Read more

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Electronic data that could be used for global health surveillance are fragmented across diseases, organizations, and countries. This fragmentation frustrates efforts to analyze data and limits the amount of information available to guide disease control actions. In fields such as biology,... Read more

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Production animal health syndromic surveillance (PAHSyS) data are varied: there may be standardized ratios, proportions, counts of adverse events, categorical data and even qualitative ‘intelligence’ that may need to be aggregated up a hierarchy. PAHSyS provides some unique challenges for event... Read more

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Multiple options (1,2) are available for health care provider organizations to receive assistance in demonstrating compliance with meaningful use requirements for public health reporting (3). A certified EHR solution is a requirement for participation in these programs; vast majority of health... Read more

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New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) implemented a Communicable Disease Electronic Surveillance System (CDESS), a single and secure application used by 57 local health departments (LHDs), hospital infection control programs and NYSDOH staff to collect, integrate, analyze, and report data... Read more

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This work builds on a successful demonstration project and expands its data linkage capacity to new community partners. Presently, a national non-fatal injury reporting system does not exist for the Fire Service. In order to tell the story of all injuries within a fire department, state, or on a... Read more

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Oregon Health Authority (OHA), in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, recently implemented Oregon ESSENCE, an automated, electronic syndromic surveillance system. One way to strengthen syndromic surveillance is to include data from multiple sources. We are... Read more

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Population health relies on tracking patients through a continuum of care with data from disparate sources. An assumption is made that all records of a patient from all the sources are connected. As was realized during the process of operationalizing algorithms for population health, not all... Read more

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