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Electronic laboratory-based surveillance can significantly improve the diagnostic specificity and response time of traditional infectious disease surveillance. Under the project “Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study”, we wished to evaluate the application of space-time outbreak detection... Read more

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Clinician initiated reporting of notifiable conditions is often delayed, incomplete, and lacking in detail. We report on the deployment of Electronic medical record Support for Public health (ESP), a system we have created to automatically screen electronic medical record (EMR) systems for... Read more

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The utility of syndromic surveillance systems to augment health departments’ traditional surveillance for naturally occurring disease has not been prospectively evaluated.



In this interim report we describe the signals detected by a real-time ambulatory care-... Read more

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Professor Hripcsak rightly points out some of the challenges inherent in disseminating and sustaining robust information systems to automate the detection and reporting of notifiable diseases using data from electronic medical records (EMR). New York City'™s experience with automated... Read more

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Existing statistical methods can perform well in detecting simulated bioterrorism events. However, these methods have not been well-evaluated for detection of the type of respiratory and gastrointestinal events of greatest interest for routine public health practice. To assess whether a... Read more

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CDC is building a public health information grid to enable controlled distribution of data, services and applications for researchers, Federal authorities, local and state health departments nationwide, enabling efficient controlled sharing of data and analytical tools. Federated aggregate... Read more

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National surveillance is used to detect the emergence and spread of influenza virus variants and to monitor influenza-related morbidity and mortality. Nurse telephone triage (“call”) data may serve as a useful complement to traditional influenza surveillance, especially at times or in places... Read more

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Clinician reporting of notifiable diseases has historically been slow, labor intensive, and incomplete. Manual and electronic laboratory reporting (ELR) systems have increased the timeliness, efficiency, and completeness of notifiable disease reporting but cannot provide full demographic... Read more

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There is limited closed-form statistical theory to indicate how well the prospective space-time permutation scan statistic will perform in the detection of localized excess illness activity. Instead, detection methods can be applied to simulated data to gain insight about detection performance.... Read more

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Influenza affects millions of people and causes about 36,000 deaths in the United States each winter. Pandemics of influenza emerge at irregular intervals. National influenza surveillance is used to detect the emergence and spread of influenza virus variants and to monitor influenza-related... Read more

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