Evaluating Syndrome Definitions in the Extended Syndromic Surveillance Ontology

The Extended Syndromic Surveillance Ontology (ESSO) is an open source terminological ontology designed to facilitate the text mining of clinical reports in English [1,2]. At the core of ESSO are 279 clinical concepts (for example, fever, confusion, headache, hallucination, fatigue) grouped into eight syndrome categories (rash, hemorrhagic, botulism, neurological, constitutional, influenza-like-illness, respiratory, and gastrointestinal). In addition to syndrome groupings, each concept is linked to synonyms, variant spellings and UMLS Concept Unique Identifiers.

May 02, 2019

Cloud Computing for Syndromic Surveillance

Two significant barriers to greater use of syndromic surveillance techniques are computational time and software complexity. Computational time refers to the time for many methods (for example, scan statistics and AMOEBA statistics) to create reliable results. Software complexity refers to the difficulty of setting up and configuring suites of software to collect data, analyze it, and visualize the results. Both of these barriers can be partially surmounted by the use of cloud computing resources.



May 02, 2019

Public health data sharing policy and informatics initiatives at China CDC

Construction of data-sharing network for public health is one of the national scientific data-sharing projects, based on the data resource that distributed at China Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC), universities, research institutes, and scientists, as well as the data from research projects were integrated.


The objective of this study is to describe public health datasharing policy, and informatics initiatives at China Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC).

June 24, 2019

Virtual public health informatics training: development and delivery of an online public health informatics course

Public health informatics is an emerging interdisciplinary field that uses information technology and informatics methods to meet public health goals. To achieve these goals, education and training of a new generation of public health informaticians is one of the essential components. AMIA0 s 10 ! 10 program aims to realize the goal of training 10,000 health care professionals in applied health and medical informatics by the year 2010.1 The Department of Biomedical Informatics of the University of Utah was established in 1964.

June 27, 2019

Tracking H1N1 vaccine doses administered using CRA system

The novel strain of H1N1 Influenza A virus, which first caused localized outbreaks in parts of Mexico, was declared a pandemic in June 2009. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Countermeasure and Response Administration System (CRA) was used to track the H1N1 vaccine uptake across population age groups during the first eight weeks of the event (3 October to 21 November 2009).

June 20, 2019

Translational Research for Surveillance

Presented January 28, 2008

January 26, 2019


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