Discrete Data from Electronic Medical Records - Next Generation Data Sets for Syndromic Surveillance

Traditionally Emergency Department syndromic surveillance methods have relied on ICD-9 codes and chief complaints. The implementation of electronic medical record keeping has made much more information available than can potentially be used for surveillance. For example, information such as vital signs, review of systems and physical exam data are being stored discreetly. These data have the potential to detect specific diseases or outbreaks in a community earlier that the traditionally used ICD-9 and chief complaint.



July 30, 2018

Integration of Hospital Admissions, Febrile Respiratory Illness Screening and Triage Acuity Score into an Emergency Department Syndromic Surveillance System

This paper outlines the integration of hospital admission, Febrile Respiratory Illness (FRI) screening and Canadian Triage and Acuity Score (CTAS) data streams within an Emergency Department Syndromic Surveillance system. These data elements allow better characterization of outbreak severity and enable more effective resource allocation within acute care settings.

July 30, 2018

An Enterprise Information Integration (EII) Approach for a Syndromic Surveillance System

A comprehensive definition of a syndrome is composed of direct (911 calls, emergency departments, primary care providers, sensor, veterinary, agricultural and animal data) and indirect evidence (data from schools, drug stores, weather etc.). Syndromic surveillance will benefit from quickly integrating such data.

September 20, 2018


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