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Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) can help clinicians improve decisions regarding opioid prescribing. However, since state laws and regulations governing access to these systems often apply only to providers licensed in the states in which the PDMP is located, and many federal health... Read more

Using the National Cancer Institute’s 2017 Health Information Trends Survey, the Office of the national Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) reports on access and use of online medical records and the use of technology such as smartphones, tablets, and electronic monitoring... Read more

Presenter April 30, 2018.

The ease with which users can interact with databases in R has drastically improved the ease, convenience, and speed with which users can "talk to" larger datasets than it is possible to hold in memory.  Without exaggeration, these new tools are among the most... Read more

Presented March 22, 2018.

Are you facing one of the barriers to writing a story about your surveillance data in action listed below?

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I don't know what a success story is. I’m not sure if I have a story to share. I have a story, but I don't know how to share it with... Read more

Presented March 27, 2018.

During this 90-minute session, Aaron Kite-Powell, M.S., from CDC and Wayne Loschen, M.S., from JHU-APL provided an overview of tips and tricks in ESSENCE and answered questions from the audience regarding ESSENCE functions, capabilities and uses.

Each year, Trust for America’s Health releases A Funding Crisis for Public Health and Safety: State-by-State and Federal Public Health Funding Facts and Recommendations to examine level of federal and state public health funding that each state receives. This review also provides policymakers... Read more

Drug overdose claimed the lives of more than 63,000 Americans in 2016. The majority of these deaths, over 42,000, involved opioids such as heroin, prescription painkillers, and, increasingly, illicitly manufactured fentanyl. Indiana is not immune to this national crisis. In 2003, for example,... Read more

Presented February 19, 2018.

Analysts in a wide variety of industries commonly use data from the US Census Bureau in their work. The tidycensus package aims to simplify the process of working with Census data by allowing R users to request data from the decennial Census and American... Read more

Presented February 15, 2018 for the Poison Center and Public Health Collaboration Community of Practice.

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Elizabeth J. Scharman, Pharm.D., DABAT, BCPS, FAACT, Director, West Virginia Poison Center, Professor, West Virginia University School of Pharmacy

Presented January 11, 2018.

The purpose of the event was to stimulate and facilitate constructive communication and collaboration among analytic method developers and practitioners charged with routine public health surveillance, ranging from disease outbreak surveillance to chronic... Read more

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