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  • Content Type: Report

    Syndromic surveillance is the near real-time monitoring of key health indicators in emergency department (ED) and urgent care visits. Oregon ESSENCE tracks the number of visits for specific patient symptoms using… read more
    … department (ED) and urgent care visits. Oregon ESSENCE tracks the number of visits for specific patient … only one healthcare facility submitting data to Oregon ESSENCE. Per data use agreements, counts from a single …
  • Content Type: Abstract

    Maryland has a powerful syndromic surveillance system, ESSENCE, which is used for the early detection of disease outbreaks, suspicious patterns of illness, and public health emergencies. ESSENCE incorporates traditional and nontraditional health… read more
    … Maryland has a powerful syndromic surveillance system, ESSENCE, which is used for the early detection of disease … the state were sending emergency department (ED) data to ESSENCE. DHMH began planning several years ago to increase …
  • Content Type: Training

    Free text queries are performed by ESSENCE users very often. And increasingly, those free text queries are incorporating negation terms that allow the users to find case definitions when certain terms are not present. This video attempts to explain… read more
    … Free text queries are performed by ESSENCE users very often. And increasingly, those free text … of use for this feature can be seen in the ESSENCE Q and A webinar here:  …
  • Content Type: Abstract

    More than a decade ago, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Defense, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) developed the Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-based… read more
    … Notification of Community-based Epidemics (Enterprise ESSENCE), which is currently used by federal, state and … the experience gained in the development of Enterprise ESSENCE, JHU/APL has developed two freely available …
  • Content Type: Abstract

    Oregon Public Health Division (OPHD), in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, implemented Oregon ESSENCE in 2012. Oregon ESSENCE is an automated, electronic syndromic surveillance system that captures emergency… read more
    … University Applied Physics Laboratory, implemented Oregon ESSENCE in 2012. Oregon ESSENCE is an automated, electronic … department data. To strengthen the capabilities of Oregon ESSENCE, OPHD sought other sources of health-outcome … an automated solution to deliver OPC data into Oregon ESSENCE. OPHD’s growing interoperability infrastructure …
  • Content Type: Abstract

    In development for over fourteen years, ESSENCE is a disease surveillance system utilized by public health stakeholders at city, county, state, regional, national, and global levels. The system was developed by a team from the Johns Hopkins… read more
    … In development for over fourteen years, ESSENCE is a disease surveillance system utilized by public … enhancements of the system. Document The_Evolution_Of_Essence.pdf Submitted by elamb on Thu, 05/02/2019 - 08:52 … …
  • Content Type: Webinar

    Presented November 29, 2017. During this 60-minute session, Aaron Kite-Powell, M.S., from CDC and Wayne Loschen, M.S., from JHU-APL provide an overview of tips and tricks in ESSENCE to make it more useful for members and also answer … read more
    … from JHU-APL provide an overview of tips and tricks in ESSENCE to make it more useful for members and also … ESSENCE functions, capabilities and uses. … ESSENCE Q & A …
  • Content Type: Training

    Washington State (WA) has developed and recorded three ESSENCE trainings for their staff. These include trainings for basic, intermediate, and advanced ESSENCE skills. WA ESSENCE Trainings
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    … Washington State (WA) has developed and recorded three ESSENCE trainings for their staff. These include trainings for basic, intermediate, and advanced ESSENCE skills. WA ESSENCE Trainings ESSENCE Basic Skills …