Executive Summary of the ISDS DTRA Consultancy Project 2014-2017

The International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS) fills the need for a practical forum and coordinating mechanism for collaboration among subject matter experts (SMEs) from stakeholder groups that may normally not interact but who, when brought together, enable innovative approaches to problems and solutions that are not possible by any one group alone. The objective of the Analytic Solutions for Real-Time Biosurveillance project was to advance a

April 18, 2017

Negation Processing in Free Text Emergency Department Data for Public Health Surveillance

Materials associated with the Analytic Solutions for Real-Time Biosurveillance: Negation Processing in Free Text Emergency Department Data for Public Health Surveillance consultancy held January 19-20, 2017 at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City.

Problem Summary

False positive syndrome hits are created when a syndromic classification process cannot properly identify negated terms. For example, a visit is classified into a fever syndrome when the chief complaint or triage note says “denies fever.”

March 23, 2017

Novel Analysis and Visualization of Chemical Events for Public Health Surveillance

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), on behalf the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA; project number CB10190), hosts an annual intern- based web app development contest. Previous competitions have focused on mobile biosurveillance applications. The 2016 competition pivoted away from biosurveillance to focus on addressing challenges within the field of chemical surveillance and increasing public health chemical situational awareness. The result of the app will be integrated within the DTRA BSVE.

Objective

August 03, 2017

Soda Pop: A Time-Series Clustering, Alarming and Disease Forecasting Application

The Biosurveillance Ecosystem (BSVE) is a biological and chemical threat surveillance system sponsored by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). BSVE is intended to be user-friendly, multi-agency, cooperative, modular and threat agnostic platform for biosurveillance [2]. In BSVE, a web-based workbench presents the analyst with applications (apps) developed by various DTRAfunded researchers, which are deployed on-demand in the cloud (e.g., Amazon Web Services).

August 10, 2017

Analytic Solutions for Real-Time Biosurveillance: Assessing Risk for Emerging Arboviral Disease

Presented on December 6, 2016

 

The following slides were presented at the Pre-conference workshop of the 2016 ISDS Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. This presentation provides and overview of the consultancy to bring together state and local public health departments, research partners, vector control personell, ISDS, and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) to discuss Emerging Arboviral Disease

 

Presenter: Sara Imholte Johnson, Arizona Department of Health Services

January 26, 2019

NBIC and DTRA, An Interagency Partnership to Integrate Analyst Capabilities

NBIC collects, analyzes, and shares key biosurveillance information to support the nation’s response to biological events of concern. Integration of this information enables early warning and shared situational awareness to inform critical decision making, and direct response and recovery efforts.

DTRA J9 CB leads DoD S&T to anticipate, defend, and safeguard against chemical and biological threats for the warfighter and the nation.

July 17, 2017

NBIC Biofeeds: A Digital Tool for Open Source Biosurveillance across Federal Agencies

The NBIC integrates, analyzes, and distributes key information about health and disease events to help ensure the nation’s responses are well-informed, save lives, and minimize economic impact. NBIC serves as a bridge between Federal, State, Local, Territorial, and Tribal entities to conduct biosurveillance across human, animal, plant, and environmental domains. The integration of information enables early warning and shared situational awareness of biological events to inform critical decisions directing response and recovery efforts.

July 17, 2017

Assessing Risk for Emerging Arboviral Disease Use Case

Materials associated with the Analytic Solutions for Real-Time Biosurveillance: Assessing Risk for Emerging Arboviral Disease consultancy held June 14-15, 2016 at the Arizona Department of Health Services.

Problem Summary

March 23, 2017

Reportable Disease Cluster Detection in the Context of Sporadic Adoption of PCR-based Diagnostic Tests

Materials associated with the Analytic Solutions for Real-Time Biosurveillance: Reportable Disease Cluster Detection in the Context of Sporadic Adoption of PCR-based Diagnostic Tests consultancy call held May 3, at 12 pm ET.

Problem Summary

March 23, 2017

Cross-Disciplinary Consultancy to Enhance Predictions of Asthma Exacerbation Risk in Boston

This paper continues an initiative conducted by the International Society for Disease Surveillance with funding from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency to connect near-term analytical needs of public health practice with technical expertise from the global research community.  The goal is to enhance investigation capabilities of day-to-day population health monitors.

March 24, 2017

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