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A truncated historical dataset is provided from one or more subregions with multiple participating hospitals with enough variety in the patient volume and demographics to make the problem challenging and to generate alerting solutions useful to other regions.

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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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Data collection across a growing stream of contributing facilities and variables requires automated, consistent, and efficient monitoring of quality. Epidemiologists tasked with analyzing syndromic data need to be confident in the overall quality of their data, and aware... Read more

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Materials associated with the Analytic Solutions for Real-Time Biosurveillance: Reportable Disease Cluster Detection in the Context of Sporadic Adoption of PCR-based Diagnostic Tests consultancy call held May 3, at 12 pm ET.

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Dr. Sharon Greene, Director of the Data... Read more

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Materials associated with the Analytic Solutions for Real-Time Biosurveillance: Negation Processing in Free Text Emergency Department Data for Public Health Surveillance consultancy held January 19-20, 2017 at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City.

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False positive... Read more

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Materials associated with the Analytic Solutions for Real-Time Biosurveillance: Assessing Risk for Emerging Arboviral Disease consultancy held June 14-15, 2016 at the Arizona Department of Health Services.

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Dengue, chikungunya, and Zika viruses are emerging and... Read more

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Use for the Analytic Solutions for Real-Time Surveillance: Asyndromic Cluster Detection consultancy held June 9-10, 2015 at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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A syndrome cannot be created to identify every possible cluster of potential public health... Read more

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Use for the Analytic Solutions for Real-Time Biosurveillance: Infectious Disease Forecast Modeling consultancy held October 29-30, 2015 in Falls Church, Virginia.

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New efforts are underway to design and evaluate forecasting models for diseases such as dengue and... Read more

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Use case for the Analytic Solutions for Real-Time Biosurveillance: Models for Forecasting Asthma Exacerbations in Urban Environments consultancy held March 30-31, 2016 at the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC).

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Asthma exacerbation can be triggered by a number of... Read more

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