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Whether you are planning on attending the ISDS Conference for the first time this December or you have been attending since 2002, the ISDS Scientific Program Committee invites you to discover the 2014 ISDS Conference! This webinar will highlight the abstract submission process, and the Pre-... Read more

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To compare the completeness of emergency department (ED) visit and hospital admissions data collected electronically for syndromic surveillance and data collected manually for a field surveillance exercise.

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We present a new method for multivariate outbreak detection, the ìnonparametric scan statisticî (NPSS). NPSS enables fast and accurate detection of emerging space-time clusters using multiple disparate data streams, including nontraditional data sources where standard parametric model... Read more

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Sickness absence is particularly pronounced within health care organizations where job demands and work environment expose workers to an increased risk of illness and injury, potentially leading to an inability to attend work. Health Care Workers (HCWs), especially nurses who are primarily... Read more

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We developed, implemented and evaluated Meningitis and Encephalitis (M/E) syndrome case definitions based on electronic Emergency Department (ED) chief complaint data; and assessed their ability to detect aberrations that correspond with M/E outbreaks.

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Influenza surveillance provides public health officials and healthcare providers with data on the onset, duration, geographic location, and level of influenza activity in order to guide the local use of interventions. The Influenza Sentinel Provider Surveillance Network tracks influenza-like... Read more

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Integration of information from multiple disparate and heterogeneous sources is a labor and resource intensive task. Heterogeneity can come about in the way data is represented or in the meaning of data in different contexts. Semantic Web technologies have been proposed to address both... Read more

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The National Poison Data System (NPDS) is maintained and operated by the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) for the analysis, visualization, and reporting of call data from all 61 regional poison centers (PCs) in cooperation with CDC's National Center for Environmental Health... Read more

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The purpose of this study was to compare the 2005- 2006 and 2006-2007 Influenza seasons using Influenza-like illness (ILI) data received from Emergency Departments in Miami-Dade County.

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Objective The objective of this study was to determine which chief complaints and ICD-9-CM coded diagnoses from real-time BioSense hospital data correlate well with data from conventional influenza surveillance systems.

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