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Electronic disease surveillance systems can be extremely valuable tools; however, a critical step in system implementation is collection of data. Without accurate and complete data, statistical anomalies that are detected hold little meaning. Many people who have established successful... Read more

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The American Health Information Community Harmonized Use Case for the Biosurveillance minimum data set (MDS) was implemented to establish data exchange between regional health information organizations (RHIOs) and the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) for accelerating situational... Read more

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Current influenza-like illness monitoring in Idaho is on the basis of syndromic surveillance using laboratory data, combined with periodic person-to-person reports collected by Idaho state workers. This system relies on voluntary reporting. Electronic medical records with relational databases... Read more

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There are a number of Natural Language Processing (NLP) annotation and Information Extraction (IE) systems and platforms that have been successfully used within the medical domain. Although these groups share components of their systems, there has not been a successful effort in the medical... Read more

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Group A beta-hemolytic Streptococcus (GABHS) has caused outbreaks in recruit training environments, where it leads to significant morbidity and, on occasion, has been linked to deaths. Streptococcal surveillance has long been a part of military recruit public health activities. All Navy and... Read more

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Influenza causes significant morbidity and mortality, with attendant costs of roughly $10 billion for treatment and up to $77 billion in indirect costs annually. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducts annual influenza surveillance, and includes measures of inpatient and... Read more

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Syndromic surveillance data such as the incidence of influenza-like illness (ILI) is broadly monitored to provide awareness of respiratory disease epidemiology. Diverse algorithms have been employed to find geospatial trends in surveillance data, however, these methods often do not point to a... Read more

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The Office of the Medical Examiner (OME) is a statewide system for investigation of sudden and unexpected death in Utah. OME, in the Utah Department of Health (UDOH), certified over 2000 of the 13,920 deaths in Utah in 2008.

Information from OME death investigations is currently stored in... Read more

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Previous reports have demonstrated the media’s influence on ED visits in situations such as dramatized acetaminophen overdose, media report of celebrity suicides, television public announcements for early stroke care and cardiac visits following President Clinton’s heart surgery. No previous... Read more

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The HL7 messaging standard, version two that was implemented by most vendors and public health agencies did not resolve all systems’ interoperability problems. Design and tool implementation for automated machine-testing messages may resolve many of those problems. This task also has critical... Read more

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