Capacity and Needs Assessment for Establishing a Syndromic Surveillance System in Rural China: A Mixed Study

Syndromic surveillance has great advantages in promoting the early detection of infectious disease outbreak and enabling the real-time tracking of on-going epidemics. However, establishing a syndromic surveillance system required huge investment in money, information system, manpower and capacity building activities, which remains a big challenge in resource-limited areas. Funded by European Union's 7th Framework Programme, a syndromic surveillance system named 'ISSC' was prepared to be built and incorporated with the existing case report system in rural Jiangxi Province of China.

August 22, 2018

Enhance public health data capacity through statewide health information exchange of immunization records

Utah Statewide Immunization Information System (USIIS) is the state immunization registry. It is connected to about 700 organizations, including 100% public health clinics, 60% of private providers, many schools, daycares, pharmacies, and Indian Health Services. Data exchange methods range from web data entry, batch file transfer, proprietary or HL7 data interfaces, and real-time exchange with Intermountain

June 17, 2019

Improving quality and interoperability of public health messaging guides: CDC messaging quality framework

The HL7 messaging standard, version two that was implemented by most vendors and public health agencies did not resolve all systems’ interoperability problems. Design and tool implementation for automated machine-testing messages may resolve many of those problems. This task also has critical importance for rapid deployment of electronic public health systems.



June 26, 2019

Meaningful Use: What it is and Why it matters

Expert panelists Art Davidson (Denver Health) and Julia Gunn (Boston Public Health Commission), whose respective organizations were 2009 Davies Awards recipients, gave a 30 minute webinar on Meaningful Use and electronic health record technology. This webinar aimed to assist attendees in gaining a better understanding of Meaningful Use, how it may impact their surveillance work, and how they can work with ISDS to represent their perspectives and that of their local or state health agencies.

A webinar hosted by the ISDS and the Distribute Community of Practice on March 5th, 2010.

October 25, 2017

Using Electronic Surveillance Systems in Resource-Poor Settings: Why and How

Difficulties in timely acquisition and interpretation of accurate data on communicable diseases can impede outbreak detection and control. These limitations are of global importance: they contribute to avoidable morbidity, economic losses, and social disruption; and, in a globalized world, epidemics can spread rapidly to other susceptible populations.

July 30, 2018

Implementation of a Syndromic Surveillance System Using a General Practitioner's House Calls Network

Recent health events in France, such as the dramatic excess of mortality occurred during the 2003 heat wave showed the need for a better provision of information to health authorities. A new syndromic surveillance system based on the recording of general practitioner’s visits by SOS Médecins has been developed by the Aquitaine Regional Epidemiology unit (Cire).



March 26, 2019

Implementation of a New Syndromic Surveillance System in April 2006 in French Guiana

An outbreak of dengue fever has occured in French Guiana since the end of November 2005 until July 2006. The dengue serotype circulating was DEN-2, responsible of more than 2 000 confirmed cases and 4 deaths. The previous surveillance system was only based on the laboratories data, and didn’t permit to assess the real situation of dengue infection within the population of French Guiana.

March 26, 2019

Implementation of the BioDefend Syndromic Surveillance System: Electronic Format versus Web-Based Data Entry

Bioterrorism surveillance is an integral component of DCHD’s Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan. This study was a collaborative effort between Duval County Health Department, University of South Florida’s Center for Biological Defense (CBD), and DataSphere, LLC. DCHD’s role in the project was to identify surveillance sites, involve community partners, share data/info with surrounding agencies, counties and the state department of health, and secure funding for the system.

March 26, 2019

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