Recommendations for Surveillance of EMS Data for Opioid Overdoses

Presented March 21, 2019.

FirstWatch Recommendations for Surveillance of EMS Data for Opioid Overdoses:

March 29, 2019

Correlation between Alerts Generated from Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Data Sources and Traditional Data Sources

The purpose of this study is to investigate the use of electronic medical record (EMR) data sources to improve the detection performance of a syndromic surveillance system. This analysis involves examining the temporal correlation between alerts generated from the EMR data sources and alerts generated from the more traditional data sources already being used by the surveillance system.

July 30, 2018

Incorporating Water Security into Syndromic Surveillance

Although rare in the US, the CDC reports 13-14 drinking-water-related disease outbreaks per year, affecting an average of about 1000 people. The US EPA has determined that the distribution system is the most vulnerable component of a drinking water system.

March 26, 2019

A Framework for Evaluating Temporal Alerting Algorithms Used in Syndromic Surveillance Systems

This abstract describes a suite of software utilities that have been developed for systematically evaluating the detection performance and robustness of univariate temporal alerting algorithms used in syndromic surveillance systems.

July 30, 2018

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