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These slides provide an overview of the onboarding process for jurisdictions in Kansas supplying data for BioSense. This presentation emphasizes steps needed to improve data quality.

Submitted by uysz on Sun, 10/29/2017 - 20:24

During the winter months, Utah experiences a temperature inversion which traps pollutants, such as fine particle pollution (PM 2.5), in the Salt Lake Valley. A previous study determined the impact of inversion on ED visits for asthma, however similar phenomena have yet to be examined using the BioSense 2.0 syndromic surveillance system. While similar studies utilize a time-stratified case-crossover design, the absence of individually identifiable information on the dashboard precludes the utilization of this methodology. Using BioSense 2.0 frontend data, an ecological study design may allow for analyses to determine the impact of inversion on ED visits for respiratory syndrome and subsyndromes from submitting facilities in Salt Lake County, UT.


To determine the association between emergency department (ED) visits for the respiratory syndrome and subsyndromes and air quality indices for fine particle pollution in Salt Lake County, UT using frontend BioSense 2.0 data.

Submitted by rmathes on Tue, 10/24/2017 - 08:31

This presentation walks the Arizona health departments through the process of onboarding and references available documentation to assist in the process.

Submitted by uysz on Mon, 10/23/2017 - 09:35

This guide offers standardized specifications to Eligible Hospitals (EHs) and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) for the electronic transfer of Syndromic Surveillance (SS) data from hospital Certified Electronic Health Records technology (CEHRT) to the BioSense 2.0 system for SS reporting. This guide will provide an overview of the type of data being collected, the suppliers of the data, the system collecting the information, and the format needed for successful submission of Syndromic Surveillance data to ADHS.

Submitted by uysz on Fri, 10/13/2017 - 14:17

SyS systems have great potential to prevent morbidity, injury, and mortality by monitoring population health and providing realtime data to inform public health department decisions. Electronic health information technology and federal, state and local incentives and investments have helped to facilitate their rapid and widespread implementation. As a result, SyS systems operate in the context of laws and regulations that determine their success. An understanding of the effects of this legal environment is crucial to insuring that SyS systems fulfill their potential.


Explore the impact of law and government policy on the practice of syndromic disease surveillance (SyS) in the United States.

Submitted by teresa.hamby@d… on Fri, 10/13/2017 - 11:48