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Varied approaches have been used by syndromic surveillance systems for aberration detection. However, the performance of these methods has been evaluated only across a small range of epidemic characteristics.

 

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We conducted a large simulation study to evaluate the... Read more

Content type: Abstract

On 12/14/06, a windstorm in western Washington caused 4 million residents to lose power; within 24 hours, a surge in patients presented to emergency departments (EDs) with carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. As previously described, records of all patients presenting to King County EDs with CO... Read more

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As of October 1, 2015, all HIPAA covered entities transition from the use of International Classification of Diseases version 9 (ICD-9-CM) to version 10 (ICD-10-CM/PCS). Many Public Health surveillance entities receive, interpret, analyze, and report ICD-9 encoded data, which will all be... Read more

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One criterion for evaluating the effectiveness of a surveillance system is the system’s positive predictive value. To our knowledge few studies have described the positive predictive value of syndromic surveillance signals for naturally occurring conditions of public health importance.

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On October 1, 2015, the number of ICD codes will expand from 14,000 in version 9 to 68,000 in version 10. The new code set will increase the specificity of reporting, allowing more information to be conveyed in a single code. It is anticipated that the conversion will have a significant impact... Read more

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Collaborative relationships between academicians and public health practitioners are necessary to ensure that methodologies created in the research setting translate into practice. One barrier to forging these collaborations is restrictions on the sharing and availability of public health... Read more

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Presenters

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

The Public Health - Seattle & King County syndromic surveillance system has been collecting emergency department (ED) data since 1999. These data include hospital name, age, sex, zip code, chief complaint, diagnoses (when available), disposition, and a patient and visit key. Data are... Read more

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Problem Summary

Data collection across a growing stream of contributing facilities and variables requires automated, consistent, and efficient monitoring of quality. Epidemiologists tasked with analyzing syndromic data need to be confident in the overall quality of their data, and aware... Read more

Content type: Use Case

The Washington Comprehensive Hospital Abstract Reporting System (CHARS) has collected discharge data from billing systems for every inpatient admitted to every hospital in the state since 1987 [1]. The purpose of the system is to provide data for making informed decisions on health care. The... Read more

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