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North Carolina hosted the 2018 FEI WEG in Polk County at the Tryon Equestrian Center in September 2018. Polk County, located in the Mountain region of Western North Carolina, is home to 20,357 people, and the population is widely distributed. Event organizers expected approximately 300,000 to... Read more

Content type: Abstract

This webinar includes a demonstration of and discussion regarding new features available in the Access & Management Center (AMC) v1.5.1. AMC v1.5.1 features include:

New streamlined workflow for NSSP BioSense Platform Data Access Rules. Enhancements for sharing data with adjacent and... Read more
Content type: Webinar

In July 2021, NSSP announced the release of the Rnssp R package which facilitates access to the ESSENCE system via a secure and simple interface. Rnssp provides methods that streamline the data pull and simplify R code previously required by users to pull data via the APIs using the keyring ... Read more

Content type: Training

The National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP) conducted a three-part webinar series in 2016 to describe how data would flow to the BioSense Platform. This comprehensive series explored how data were to be ingested into the BioSense Platform and ESSENCE application and how BioSense 2.0 data... Read more

Content type: Surveillance Tools and Systems

Syndromic surveillance systems have historically focused on aggregating data into syndromes for analysis and visualization. These syndromes provide users a way to quickly filter large amounts of data into a manageable number of streams to analyze. Additionally, ESSENCE users have the ability to... Read more

Content type: Abstract

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) utilizes the Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community Based Epidemics (ESSENCE-FL) as its statewide syndromic surveillance system. ESSENCE-FL comprises of chief complaint data from 231 of 240 EDs, representing 96 percent of the... Read more

Content type: Abstract

Syndromic surveillance is the monitoring of symptom combinations (i.e., syndromes) or other indicators within a population to inform public health actions. The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) collects emergency department (ED) data from more than 70 hospitals across Tennessee to support... Read more

Content type: Abstract

In preparation for mass gathering events, DPH conducts enhanced syndromic surveillance activities to detect potential cases of anthrax, tularemia, plague, and other potentially bioterrorism-related communicable diseases. While preparing for Saint Louis to host a Presidential Debate on October 9... Read more

Content type: Abstract

In 2016, the BioSense Platform for national syndromic surveillance made substantial enhancements including data processing changes, a national ESSENCE instance, and management tools to support diverse data sharing needs. On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse occurred over much of the United... Read more

Content type: Abstract

The ESSENCE User Group is a place to discuss ESSENCE best practices, issues, feature requests, and any other ESSENCE-related discussions.

 

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