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Presented July 10, 2018.

Why global mental health surveillance is important – understanding current issues in global mental health surveillance and learning strategies to improve mental health surveillance worldwide, particularly in low and middle –income countries.

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Presented June 27, 2018.

During this presentation, researchers discussed how Outbreak Observatory, a pilot project initiated by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, facilitated the conduct of real-time operational research during outbreak responses, helping to improve outbreak... Read more

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services administers federal incentive programs for eligible hospitals (EHs), critical access hospitals (CAHs), eligible providers (EPs), and eligible clinicians (ECs) that have adopted and use certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT). The... Read more

This presentation shared by Michigan covers the introductory basics of syndromic surveillance. This is a part of a web based training that new users have to complete before getting access to the surveillance system in Michigan. 

Presented May 24, 2018.

Mauricio Santillana, MS, PhD describes machine learning methodologies that leverage Internet-based information from search engines, twitter microblogs, crowd-sourced disease surveillance systems, electronic medical records, and historical synchronicities in disease... Read more

Presented April 24, 2018.

*This article was selected as the second prize awardee of the 2018 ISDS Awards for Outstanding Research Articles in Biosurveillance in the category of "Scientific Achievement."

Anthrax Assist provides public health practitioners with scenario- and... Read more

Presented April 25, 2018.

Text data is increasingly important in many domains, and tidy data principles and tidy tools can make text mining easier and more effective. I will demonstrate how we can manipulate, summarize, and visualize the characteristics of text using these methods and R... Read more

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) can help clinicians improve decisions regarding opioid prescribing. However, since state laws and regulations governing access to these systems often apply only to providers licensed in the states in which the PDMP is located, and many federal health... Read more

Using the National Cancer Institute’s 2017 Health Information Trends Survey, the Office of the national Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) reports on access and use of online medical records and the use of technology such as smartphones, tablets, and electronic monitoring... Read more

Presenter April 30, 2018.

The ease with which users can interact with databases in R has drastically improved the ease, convenience, and speed with which users can "talk to" larger datasets than it is possible to hold in memory.  Without exaggeration, these new tools are among the most... Read more

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