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The Messaging Guide Workgroup is working to prepare the next version of the Syndromic Surveillance Messaging Guide for HL7 Balloting. The goals of the group include:

Facilitate the review, comment, and update process for the Implementation Guide for Syndromic Surveillance (derived from the... Read more
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Lack of speed, reliability, and uniformity of data collection limit the ability of syndromic surveillance (SyS) systems to provide public health authorities (PHAs) with timely information on community health threats and trends. Electronic information technologies have long been used to... Read more

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Meaningful Use has increased interest in submission of ELR to public health agencies, prompting these agencies to analyze their reporting process. Tennessee’s reporting regulations require anyone with knowledge of or suspecting a reportable disease or event report to the local health... 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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This paper investigates the existence of the day-of-the-week (DoW) effect across twenty-six hospitals within the Indiana Public Health Emergency Surveillance System (PHESS) [1]. We will consider both the impact of each DoW and the impact of individual hospitals.

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This evaluation was conducted to determine if any pilot hospitals have operational practices that may affect the ability of the PHESS to accurately and efficiently identify clusters of infectious disease in Indiana.

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Advanced surveillance systems require expertise from the fields of medicine, epidemiology, biostatistics, and information technology to develop a surveillance application that will automatically acquire, archive, process and present data to the user. Additionally, for a surveillance system to be... Read more

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A syndromic surveillance system has been implemented at Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington Public Health in Kingston Ontario as part of a pilot project funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care – Public Health Division. The information captured by the Real-time... Read more

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This research aims to determine the catchment area of Miami Children's Hospital Emergency Department (ED). The purpose is to identify pediatric populations and territories within Miami-Dade County that are insufficiently covered by this hospital's ED.

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Influenza epidemics occur seasonally, impose a high economic burden on the health care system, and are responsible for substantial morbidity and mortality (1). The past century has seen three influenza A pandemics with variable severity. The recent outbreaks of avian influenza involving... Read more

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