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Health care processes consume increasing volumes of digital data. However, creating and leveraging high quality integrated health data is challenging because large-scale health data derives from systems where data is captured from varying workflows, yielding varying data quality, potentially... Read more

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The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 authorized the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to incentivize hospitals and physicians to become meaningful users of electronic health record (EHR) systems. In a final rule issued August 2012, CMS outlined the requirements for... Read more

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The use of health information systems to electronically deliver clinical data necessary for notifiable disease surveillance is growing. For health information systems to be effective at improving population surveillance functions, semantic interoperability is necessary. Semantic interoperability... Read more

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The importance transmitting clinical information to public health for disease surveillance is well-documented. Conventional reporting processes require health care providers to complete paper-based notifiable condition reports which are transmitted by fax and mail to public health agencies.... Read more

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Disease surveillance is a core public health (PH) function. To manage and adjudicate cases of suspected notifiable disease, PH workers gather data elements about persons, clinical care, and providers from various clinical sources, including providers, laboratories, among others. Current... Read more

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ISDS is kicking off the year with a webinar to review highlights from the 2016 Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA. If you attended the conference, we invite you to come share and learn more about initiatives sprung from the conference, and to discuss how best to continue moving them ahead. If you... Read more

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The International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS) held its fifteenth annual conference in Atlanta, GA, from December 6-8, 2016. Since 2001, individuals interested in sharing and learning emerging trends in surveillance research and practice have found the ISDS Annual Conference a unique... Read more

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Nearly all of the myriad activities (or use cases) in clinical and public health (e.g., patient care, surveillance, community health assessment, policy) involve generating, collecting, storing, analyzing, or sharing data about individual patients or populations. Effective clinical and public... Read more

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Timeliness of reports sent by laboratories and providers is a continuous challenge for disease surveillance and management. Public health organizations often collect communicable disease reports with various degrees of timeliness raising the concern about the delay in patient information... Read more

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Preventing communicable disease spread is a primary objective for public health (PH). Reaching contagious people in a timely manner is essential to limit disease spread. Notifying patients of their infectious status also serves as an official reminder of social and legal responsibilities. The... Read more

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