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ISDS Conference Call to discuss surveillance for severe respiratory illness / Enterovirus D68. This call will be an opportunity for syndromic surveillance practitioners to share their experiences conducting their contribution to surveillance for Enterovirus D68.

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Syndromic surveillance requires reliable, accurate, and complete healthcare encounter data to assess patterns of illness and respond to public health events. Illinois implemented syndromic surveillance statewide in response to Meaningful Use reporting objectives. To address the need for... Read more

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Violence is now clearly recognized as a public health problem. Intentional injuries ranked among the top six leading causes of death for Illinois residents aged 1-44 in 2013. The Illinois Department of Public Health currently collects data on violent injuries and deaths from emergency medical... Read more

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BioSense 2.0 has become a platform for technical receipt and analysis of syndromic surveillance data for many jurisdictions nationwide, as well as a collaborative effort that has engaged a larger community of syndromic surveillance practitioners, Governance Group, and federal agencies and... Read more

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Given the background of climate change, there is an increasing demand for public health to characterize weather-related illness. The public health impact of extreme heat or cold events can be characterized from Emergency Department syndromic surveillance data to monitor... Read more

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Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 2 public health reporting for Eligible Professionals (EPs) included a menu option for ambulatory syndromic surveillance. Review of currently existing models lead to a collaboration between the Illinois Health Information Exchange (ILHIE) and IDPH to build services that... Read more

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The mission of the ISDS TCC is to bridge the gap between the analytic needs of public health practitioners and the expertise of researchers from other fields for the enhancement of disease surveillance, including situational awareness of chronic as well as infectious threats and follow-up... Read more

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Syndromic surveillance has been widely implemented for the collection of Emergency Department (ED) data. EDs may be the only option for seeking care in underserved areas, but they do not represent population-based measures. This analysis provides insight on health-seeking behaviors within the... Read more

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In 2016, the BioSense Platform for national syndromic surveillance made substantial enhancements including data processing changes, a national ESSENCE instance, and management tools to support diverse data sharing needs. On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse occurred over much of the United... Read more

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Comparison of heat-related health effects across regions or among different syndromic surveillance systems is problematic due to the lack of a standardized heat-related syndrome definition. While a national standard for common heat-related syndromes would facilitate data comparisons, local... Read more

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