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In November of 2011 BioSense 2.0 went live to provide tools for public health departments to process, store, and analyze meaningful use syndromic surveillance data. In February of 2012 ESSENCE was adapted to support meaningful use syndromic surveillance data and was installed on the Amazon... Read more

The final rules released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services specified the initial criteria for eligible hospitals to qualify for an incentive payment by demonstrating meaningful use of certified Electronic Health Record (EHR) technology. Syndromic surveillance reporting is one of... Read more

The NJ syndromic surveillance system, EpiCenter, developed an algorithm to quantify HRI visits using chief complaint data. While heat advisories are released by the National Weather Service, an effective HRI algorithm could provide real-time health impact information that could be used to... Read more

Each year Ministry of Health and Social welfare of Tanzania under Epidemiology Section has been reporting many suspected cases of Shigella throughout the country. However only fewer laboratories have been reporting the confirmed cases.


To determine whether the IDSR... Read more

A liver disease of unknown etiology, called unknown liver disease (ULD) by the community, was first identified in 2002 in Tigray; a rugged, semi-arid, mountainous region that is considered one of the most drought-prone and food insecure regions of Ethiopia. ULD is a chronic condition... Read more

The multivariate linear-time subset scan (MLTSS) extends previous spatial and subset scanning methods  to achieve timely and accurate event detection in massive multivariate datasets, efficiently optimizing a likelihood ratio statistic over proximity-constrained subsets of locations and all... Read more

The emergence of new influenza strains including H1N1, H5N1, H3N2v as well as other respiratory pathogens such as SARS, along with generally weak information about household and community transmission of influenza, enforce the need for augmented influenza surveillance. At the same time, Internet... Read more

User-generated content enabled by social media tools provide a stream of data that augment surveillance data. Current use of social media data focuses on identification of disease events. However, once identification occurs, the leveraging of social media in monitoring disease events remains... Read more

HIV is growing rapidly worldwide resulting in estimated 34 million population. Recently, its epidemic has spread in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean, and most parts of Asia. According to Antenatal sero surveillance study conducted in 2011 by Agriteam canada, it’s prevalence in Pakistan... Read more

Fusion Analytics is the data integration system developed by the Fusion Cell at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). Fusion Analytics meaningfully augments traditional public and population health... Read more


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