UPDATED: Syndromic Surveillance 101 - An Introductory Course in Syndromic Surveillance

An Online Training Course

Ever wonder what syndromic surveillance is? How it is applied? This introduction to syndromic surveillance answers your questions and gives you a foundation for understanding how surveillance is used by public health professionals to understand health threats.

 

This video introduces the viewer to the basics of syndromic surveillance and offers a high-level overview of the many uses of this public health tool. Topics covered in this training include:

November 29, 2018

2018 NSSP CoP Member Satisfaction Assessment Results

The intent of the National Syndromic Surveillance Program Community of Practice (NSSP CoP) is to support open and dynamic participation of any individual or organization working on or interested in increasing the quality, utility, and availability of syndromic surveillance data. The goal of this assessment was to collect feedback from members regarding the barriers and challenges to participating in the NSSP CoP activities and utilizing its related tools.

 

October 25, 2018

State Opioid Overdose Surveillance Dashboards

Below are the publicly available opioid overdose surveillance dashboards by U.S. state or territory. This list is updated as of March 7, 2019.

June 22, 2018

What is a success story and how do I write one?

Presented March 22, 2018.

Are you facing one of the barriers to writing a story about your surveillance data in action listed below?

Barriers:

  • I don't know what a success story is.
  • I’m not sure if I have a story to share.
  • I have a story, but I don't know how to share it with the community
  • I don't have time to document my story

Have you been asked to write a “success story” but you don’t know where to start? Are you not sure what counts as a success?

March 22, 2018

ICD-10-CM Conversion

Curated list of documents supporting the transition from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM/PCS.

For more information about the project, visit the project description page on healthsurveillance.org.

October 30, 2017

ISDS Website Enhancements: Improving Your User Experience

Join us for a follow-up webinar, to our first held last February, where the ISDS staff will present enhancements made to the ISDS website to help you improve your experience as a member. Refresh your knowledge of how to navigate through our website, participate in community discussions, and locate ISDS resources. Also learn new ways to engage with other members of the community, including building connections, following forms, and posting, linking, and sharing announcements across group pages. 

August 10, 2017

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

Tour of the New ISDS Website, Groups and Forums

Join ISDS Communications director Mark Krumm as he walks us through the new ISDS website at healthsurveillance.org. Learn how users can navigate through the new website and how members can share valuable resources and discussions in dedicated workgroups. Join us to also hear about our new knowledge repository scheduled for release in March. Time will be allocated for questions and answers so that users can get real time answers.

Presenter

Mark Krumm, Director of Communications, ISDS

March 21, 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

Knowledge Repository Curation Workgroup (KR)

The Surveillance Knowledge Repository (www.surveillancerepository.org) is a huge resource with hundreds of surveillance-related resources populated by community members. This invaluable resource provides a single location to search abstracts, webinars, trainings, and syndrome definitions all developed, designed, and published by public health practitioners.

November 30, 2018

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