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The Joint VA/DoD BioSurveillance System for Emerging Biological Threats project seeks to improve situational awareness of the health of VA/DoD populations by combining their respective data. Each system uses a version of the Electronic Surveillance System for Early Notification of Community-... Read more

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Florida has implemented various surveillance methods to augment existing sources of surveillance data and enhance decision making with timely evidence based assessments to guide response efforts post-hurricanes. Historically, data collected from deployed federal assets have been an integral part... Read more

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The purpose of this study was to determine if existing chief complaint and ICD-9 codes for detecting gastrointestinal syndrome correctly identify similar patterns of illness when applied to the Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-based Epidemics (ESSENCE IV).... Read more

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In the spring of 2005, the ISDH began using Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-based Epidemics  (ESSENCE) application to analyze emergency department (ED) chief complaint data for syndromic surveillance purposes.  While granting hospitals and local health... Read more

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On March 7th and 8th of 2007 authorities from federal, state, county, and municipal jurisdictions/agencies having mass migration response responsibilities (as per the Department of Homeland Security Operation Vigilant Sentry, as well as State and Local plans) initiated the last of a series of... Read more

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The Surveillance Knowledge Repository (www.surveillancerepository.org) is a huge resource with hundreds of surveillance-related resources populated by community members. This invaluable resource provides a single location to search abstracts, webinars, trainings, and syndrome definitions all... Read more

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In response to the threat of biologic terrorism and the resurgence of virulent forms of infectious diseases, technologic advances are being applied to disease surveillance. Syndromic surveillance systems have emerged to capture and analyze health-indicator data to identify abnormal health... Read more

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National Health IT Initiatives are helping to advance the state of automated disease surveillance through incentives to health care facilities to implement electronic medical records and provide data to health departments and use collaborative systems to enhance quality of care and patient... Read more

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Oregon Health Authority (OHA), in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, recently implemented Oregon ESSENCE, an automated, electronic syndromic surveillance system. One way to strengthen syndromic surveillance is to include data from multiple sources. We are... Read more

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Electronic public health surveillance serves an especially important function during mass events. Megan Patel, from the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH), will discuss the use of the cloud-based ESSENCE system for situational awareness during the 2012 NATO Summit in Chicago, IL.... Read more

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