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Fifteen years have passed since the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 called for the establishment of nationwide surveillance and reporting mechanisms to detect bioterrorism-related events. In the 1990s, several health departments established... Read more

Content type: Journal Article

To describe the electronic patient tracking system configured by Boston Emergency Medical Services (Boston EMS) and the Boston Public Health Commissionís Communicable Disease Control Division (BPHC CDC) to address information needs during public health emergencies.

Content type: Abstract

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Marc Paladini, MPH, U.S. Department of Transportation

Catherine Cairns

Julia Gunn, MPH, RN, Boston Public Health Commission

Francisco Averhoff, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Shuying Shen

Atar Baer, Public Health - Seattle and King... Read more

Content type: Webinar

On May 28th, 2009, the ISDS Research and Public Health Practice Committees hosted a joint panel with the goal of bringing current challenges faced by public health practitioners to the attention of the research community at large. Members of both Committees expressed concern that much current... Read more

Content type: Webinar

Expert panelists Art Davidson (Denver Health) and Julia Gunn (Boston Public Health Commission), whose respective organizations were 2009 Davies Awards recipients, gave a 30 minute webinar on Meaningful Use and electronic health record technology. This webinar aimed to assist attendees in gaining... Read more

Content type: Webinar

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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