Welcome to the Surveillance Knowledge Repository

Click on a topic under the Key Topic Areas section in the left column, then select a resource  from the list of resources that appear for that topic. You may also search for specific topics by entering one or more keywords in the Search bar. You can filter the search results by Content Type, Year, or Author Name.

Submit

Key Topic Areas

Author Name

Tags

Reset filters

The first travel-associated cases of Zika virus infection in New York City (NYC) were identified in January 2016. Local transmission of Zika virus from imported cases is possible due to presence of Aedes albopictus mosquitos. Timely detection of local Zika virus transmission could inform public... Read more

Content type: Abstract

NSSP, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) surveillance system, allows timely detection of emergency department (ED) trends by matching chief complaint (CC) text or diagnosis (DX) codes to established syndrome criteria [1, 2]. No CDC syndrome definition currently exists for... Read more

Content type: Abstract

Per a frequently asked questions document on the ISDS website, approximately two thirds of HL7 records received in BioSense do not provide a Visit ID. As a result, BioSense data processing rules use the patient ID, facility ID and earliest date in the record to identify a unique visit. If the... Read more

Content type: Abstract

In the event of a large-scale public health crisis, successfully detecting and assessing health threats and monitoring population health status over a sustained period of time is likely to require integration of information from multiple sources. In addition, this information must be shared at... Read more

Content type: Abstract

In November 2011, Washington State voters passed Initiative 1183 (I-1183) which closed state-owned and contracted liquor stores and opened the market for “hard liquor” sales in the private sector. The change in law was implemented on June 1, 2012. Increases in alcohol-related ED visits were... Read more

Content type: Abstract

In May 2015, the MERS-CoV outbreaks in South Korea was sparkled from a hospital of Gyeonggi-do province. In response to this outbreak, the provincial government and infectious disease control center (GIDCC) initiated an emergency department (ED) based Gyeonggi-do provincial acute febrile illness... Read more

Content type: Abstract

The impact of heat on mortality is well documented but deaths tend to lag extreme heat and mortality data is generally not available for timely surveillance during heat waves. Recently, systems for near-real time surveillance of heat illness have been reported but have not been validated as... Read more

Content type: Abstract

Traditionally Emergency Department syndromic surveillance methods have relied on ICD-9 codes and chief complaints. The implementation of electronic medical record keeping has made much more information available than can potentially be used for surveillance. For example, information such as... Read more

Content type: Abstract

In 2004, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) contracted with the Regenstrief Institute to build an information exchange infrastructure to support the collection of surveillance data. This pilot program involves implementation of electronic reporting in 46 of the state’s 114 emergency... Read more

Content type: Abstract

Emergency Department (ED) triage notes are clinical notes that expand upon the chief complaint, and are included in the AHIC minimum dataset for biosurveillance.1  Clinical notes can improve the accuracy of keyword-based syndromes but require processing that addresses negated terms.2,3  The... Read more

Content type: Abstract

Pages

Didn't find what you're looking for? Then try searching our archives.

Contact Us

NSSP Community of Practice

Email: syndromic@cste.org

 

This website is supported by Cooperative Agreement # 6NU38OT000297-02-01 Strengthening Public Health Systems and Services through National Partnerships to Improve and Protect the Nation's Health between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of CDC. CDC is not responsible for Section 508 compliance (accessibility) on private websites.

Site created by Fusani Applications