National Syndromic Surveillance Program Community of Practice (NSSP CoP) Expert Panel - Part II: Facilitating Groups & Meetings

Presented February 26, 2019.

This webinar is the second installment of the 2-part NSSP CoP Expert Panel Webinar Series on Being a Leader in Your Community.  Click here to view Part I: Leading Community Groups

February 26, 2019

Monitoring Sexual Violence Visits in Emergency Department Data to Improve Public Health

Although sexual violence is a pressing public health and safety issue, it has historically been challenging to monitor population trends with precision. Approximately 31% of incidents of sexual violence are reported to law enforcement and only 5% lead to an arrest1, making the use of law enforcement data challenging. Syndromic surveillance data from emergency departments provides an opportunity to use care-seeking to more accurately surveil sexual violence without introducing additional burdens on either patients or healthcare providers.

June 18, 2019

Mandating Syndromic Surveillance Reporting from Emergency Departments: The Washington Experience

As syndromic surveillance reporting became an optional activity under Meaningful Use Stage 3 and incentive funds are slated to end completely in 2021, Washington State sought to protect syndromic reporting from emergency departments.

January 19, 2018

The RHINO Community of Practice: Building a Space for Data Users and Enthusiasts in Washington State

Prior to June 2016, there were 45 registered users of syndromic surveillance data in Washington State, with 29 (64.4%) representing 5 of Washington’s 35 local health jurisdictions and 16 (35.6%) at the state level. Of those registered users, 9 (8.8%) had logged into ESSENCE at least once in the 6 months before October 2016. In June 2016, the Washington State syndromic surveillance program began accepting Meaningful Use data and sought to increase its user base.

January 21, 2018

Chlamydia Encounters - Washington State Department of Health

  • Objective: To monitor clinical encounters for chlamydia infection and disease
  • Syndromic surveillance system: ESSENCE
  • Data Sources: Emergency department visits, primary and urgent care visits 
  • Fields used to query the data: Chief Complaint History, Discharge Diagnosis

 

September 26, 2018

Gonorrhea Encounters - Washington State Department of Health

  • Objective: To monitor clinical encounters for gonorrhea infection and disease
  • Syndromic surveillance system: ESSENCE
  • Data Sources: Emergency department visits, primary and urgent care visits 
  • Fields used to query the data: Chief Complaint History, Discharge Diagnosis

September 26, 2018

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National Syndromic
Surveillance Program

Email:nssp@cdc.gov

The National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP) is a collaboration among states and public health jurisdictions that contribute data to the BioSense Platform, public health practitioners who use local syndromic surveillance systems, Center for Disease Control and Prevention programs, other federal agencies, partner organizations, hospitals, healthcare professionals, and academic institutions.

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