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The importance transmitting clinical information to public health for disease surveillance is well-documented. Conventional reporting processes require health care providers to complete paper-based notifiable condition reports which are transmitted by fax and mail to public health agencies.... Read more

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ISDS Members are invited to vote for the winners of the 2014 Awards for Outstanding Research Articles from Tuesday, July 29 - Thursday, August 14. This special literature review will highlight each of the finalist articles.

The Literature Review Subcommittee (LRS) meets bi-... Read more

Content type: Webinar

Super Bowl XLIX took place on February 1st, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. In preparation for this large scale public event and related activities, the Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) developed methods for enhanced surveillance, situational awareness and early detection of public... Read more

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Wayne Loschen, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU-APL)

Karl Soetebier, MPW, Georgia Division of Public Health

Paul Picciano, PhD, Aprima Medical Software

Frank Hardisty, Pennsylvania State University

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Tobacco use is the leading global cause of preventable death, killing more than five million people per year. In addition, exposure to secondhand smoke is estimated to kill an additional 600,000 people globally each year. In 1986, the US Surgeon General’s Report declared secondhand smoke to be... Read more

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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

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BioSense is a national program designed to improve the nation’s capabilities for conducting disease detection, monitoring, and real-time situational awareness. Currently, BioSense receives near real-time data from non-federal hospitals, as well as national daily batched data from the Departments... Read more

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This oral presentation will share key findings and next steps following the first year of a pilot project in which Tarrant County, Texas schools used a Web-based system to share their daily health data with Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) epidemiologists, who can use ESSENCE1 to analyze the... Read more

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The variation in prevalence rates of ASD across different states may either indicate true differences across states or represent an artifact of case identification. Specification of the evaluative process by which cases are coded is necessary when comparing the ASD prevalence rates across states... Read more

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Since the 1990s tobacco control strategies --- at least in the United States and some developed countries --- have had considerable success in reducing the number of new smokers and encouraging existing smokers to quit through the creation of a regulatory infrastructure designed to monitor... Read more

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