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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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Currently over 18 million students are enrolled in USA institutions of higher education (IHEs), representing more than one-third of the young adult population. In a national survey, about 16% of students reported living at home. SHCs are therefore an important resource for the majority of... Read more

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To describe the electronic patient tracking system configured by Boston Emergency Medical Services (Boston EMS) and the Boston Public Health Commissionís Communicable Disease Control Division (BPHC CDC) to address information needs during public health emergencies.

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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 were two objectives of this analysis. First, apply text-processing methods to free-text clinician notes extracted from the VA electronic medical record for automated detection of Influenza-Like-Illness (ILI). Secondly, determine if use of data from free-text clinical documents can be used... 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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The Electronic medical record Support for Public health (ESP) project by Klompas et al. (1) promises improved public health reporting by exploiting information captured in electronic health records. This project pulls together a number of technologies (health records, terminology maintenance,... Read more

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I Medical services for outpatients are well developed due to universal public health insurance. Even patients who have mild symptoms can visit a clinic freely in Japan. Thus the monitoring of outpatients provides very timely information to detect unusual events. On the other hand, EMRs haven't... Read more

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We asked to what extent computerized processing of the full free-text clinical documentation could enhance syndrome detection compared to the sole use of structured data elements from a comprehensive electronic medical record.

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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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