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The compliance date for the ICD9-ICD10 transition is October 1, 2015. The hospitals have started the ICD9-ICD10 transition. However, not all data providers will transition the data at the same time. In order to facilitate some coherence to the data during this transition period, user interface... Read more

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The incidence of and hospitalizations for SSTI have steadily increased over the last decade in the United States, primarily due to the emergence and spread of community acquired Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA). The ED is a common site for SSTI treatment and serves... Read more

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To compare locally-developed influenza-like syndrome definitions (derived from emergency department (ED) chief complaints) when applied to data from two ISDS DiSTRIBuTE Project participants: Boston and New York City (NYC) [1].

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To compare age-group-specific correlation of influenza-like syndrome (ILS) emergency department (ED) visits with influenza laboratory data in Boston and NYC using locally defined ILS definitions.

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We report on a retrospective analysis of gastrointestinal syndrome definitions based on chief complaints and ICD9 diagnosis for gastroenteritis during the 2006-07 season of increased norovirus activity.

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Syndromic surveillance has been used to detect variation in seasonal viral illnesses such as influenza and norovirus infection (1). Limited information is available on the use of a comprehensive bio-surveillance system, including syndromic surveillance, for detection and situational... Read more

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Materials associated with the Analytic Solutions for Real-Time Biosurveillance: Models for Forecasting Asthma Exacerbations in Urban Environments consultancy held March 30-31, 2016 at the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC).

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Asthma exacerbation can be triggered... Read more

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The purpose of syndromic surveillance is the early identification of disease outbreaks. Classification of chief complaints into syndromes and the type of statistics used for aberration detection can affect outbreak detection sensitivity and specificity. Few data are available on the relationship... Read more

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Use case for the Analytic Solutions for Real-Time Biosurveillance: Models for Forecasting Asthma Exacerbations in Urban Environments consultancy held March 30-31, 2016 at the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC).

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Asthma exacerbation can be triggered by a number of... Read more

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During influenza season, the Boston Public Health Commission uses syndromic surveillance to monitor Emergency Department visits for chief complaints indicative of influenza-like illness (ILI). We created three syndrome definitions for ILI to capture variable presentations of disease, and... Read more

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