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In this 26 minute video, Eric Bakota offers an overview of a free statistical package, R, and an overview of commonly used tips and tricks shared in the surveillance community for analysis work in R.

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Overview of R and R Studio Introduction to the ‘Tidyverse’ concept (... Read more
Content type: Training

Presented October 28, 2016.

We are going to briefly explore the tidytext, widyr, and flexdashboard packages to analyze word co-occurrence, look at ngrams, and then visualize the results in word network graphs. Looking at your data in this way can help the user gain an understanding of the... Read more

Content type: Webinar

The Metadata Visualization App (MVA) workgroup has been developing a metadata visualization application as part of a proof of concept tool containing jurisdiction specific information on Electronic Health Record (EHR) vendors, EHR  vendor products, aggregate data quality metrics(timeliness,... Read more

Content type: Meeting Recordings & Notes

In 2015, ISDH responded to an HIV outbreak among persons using injection drugs in Scott County [1]. Information to manage the public health response to this event and aftermath included data from multiple sources (e.g., HIV testing, surveillance, contact tracing, medical care, and HIV prevention... Read more

Content type: Abstract

The mission of the Infectious-Disease-Epidemiology Department at the Robert Koch Institute is the prevention, detection and control of infections in the German population. For this purpose it has a set of surveillance and outbreak-detection systems in place. Some of these cover a wide range of... Read more

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Data-driven decision-making is a cornerstone of public health emergency response; therefore, a highly-configurable and rapidly deployable data capture system with built-in quality assurance (QA; e.g., completeness, standardization) is critical. Additionally, to keep key stakeholders informed of... Read more

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Public health surveillance largely relies on the use of surveillance systems to facilitate the identification and investigation of epidemiologic concerns reflected in data. In order to support public health response, these systems must present relevant information, and be user-friendly, dynamic... Read more

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Tennessee has experienced an increase of fatal and non-fatal drug overdoses which has been almost entirely driven by the opioid epidemic. Increased awareness by medical professionals, new legislation surrounding prescribing practices, and mandatory use of the state's prescription drug monitoring... Read more

Content type: Abstract

Overview of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

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William Heisel, Director of Global Engagement, IHME 

Content type: Webinar

Disease mapping is a method used to descript the geographical variation in risk (heterogeneity of risk) and to provide the potential reason (factors or confounders) to explain the distribution. Possibly the most famous uses of disease mapping in epidemiology were the studies by John Snow of the... Read more

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