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The public health problem identified by Alabama Department of Public Health Syndromic Surveillance (AlaSyS) was that the data reflected in the user application of ESSENCE (Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-based Epidemics) was underestimating occurrences of... Read more

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On September 10, 2017, Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida. Over 90% of Florida counties reported power outages as of September 11. During power outages, CO poisonings often occur due to indoor use of fuel combustion sources (e.g., cooking, heating) or generators for electricity. CO... Read more

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The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) previously monitored Florida Poison Information Center (FPICN) data for timely detection of increases in carbon monoxide (CO) exposures before, during, and after hurricanes. Recent analyses have noted that CO poisonings have also increased with generator... Read more

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The National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP) is conducting a three-part webinar series to describe how data will flow to the BioSense Platform. This comprehensive series explores how data are ingested into the BioSense Platform and ESSENCE application and how BioSense 2.0 data are being... Read more

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This is the first installment of the ISDS Opioid Surveillance Webinar Series, June - July, 2017. Click here for Part 2 of the Opioid Surveillance Webinar Series and here for Part 3.

 

This presentation describes how CDC has partnered with states to develop case definitions... Read more

Content type: Webinar

In 2012, the Oregon Public Health Division (OPHD) took advantage of the opportunity created by Meaningful Use, a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Incentive Program, to implement statewide syndromic surveillance. The Oregon syndromic surveillance project, or Oregon ESSENCE,... Read more

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There are currently over 25 installations of ESSENCE across the US. Among these, there are 3 instances of multi-jurisdictional implementations. These include a centralized regional system in the National Capital Region for MD, DC, and VA, a Missouri system that includes hospitals and users from... Read more

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United States federal, state and local public health often collaborate with poison centers (PCs) for hazardous exposure and illness surveillance. The primary goals of this collaboration are to improve public health surveillance for hazardous exposures and illnesses by identifying early markers... Read more

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Biosurveillance systems commonly depend on free-text chief complaints (CC)s for timely situational awareness. However, diagnosis codes may not be available soon enough and may have uncertain value because they are assigned for billing purposes rather than for population monitoring. Existing... Read more

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The Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-Based Epidemics (ESSENCE-FL) receives daily (or bi-hourly) data from 184 emergency departments (ED) from around Florida. Additionally, 30 urgent care centers submit daily data to the system. These 214 facilities are... Read more

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