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Over 300 independent practices transmit monthly quality reports to a data warehouse using an automated process to summarize patient information into quality measures. All practices have implemented an EHR that captures clinical information to be aggregated for population reporting, and is... Read more

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Heuristics to detect irregularly shaped spatial clusters were reviewed recently. The spatial scan statistic is a widely used measure of the strength of clusters. However, other measures may also be useful, such as the geometric compactness penalty, the non-connectivity penalty and other measures... Read more

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Public health informatics is an emerging interdisciplinary field that uses information technology and informatics methods to meet public health goals. To achieve these goals, education and training of a new generation of public health informaticians is one of the essential components. AMIA0 s 10... Read more

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The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) previously monitored Florida Poison Information Center (FPICN) data for timely detection of increases in carbon monoxide (CO) exposures before, during, and after hurricanes. Recent analyses have noted that CO poisonings have also increased with generator... Read more

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Maryland’s electronic surveillance system for the early notification of community-based epidemics (ESSENCE) data includes emergency department visits from all acute care hospitals, over-the-counter medication sales and poison control data that cover all jurisdictions in Maryland. Maryland... Read more

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Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its millions of users to send and read each other’s ‘tweets’, or short messages limited to 140 characters. The service has more than 190 million registered users and processes about 55 million tweets per day. Despite a... Read more

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Group A beta-hemolytic Streptococcus (GABHS) has caused outbreaks in recruit training environments, where it leads to significant morbidity and, on occasion, has been linked to deaths. Streptococcal surveillance has long been a part of military recruit public health activities. All Navy and... Read more

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Influenza causes significant morbidity and mortality, with attendant costs of roughly $10 billion for treatment and up to $77 billion in indirect costs annually. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducts annual influenza surveillance, and includes measures of inpatient and... Read more

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Syndromic surveillance data such as the incidence of influenza-like illness (ILI) is broadly monitored to provide awareness of respiratory disease epidemiology. Diverse algorithms have been employed to find geospatial trends in surveillance data, however, these methods often do not point to a... Read more

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Under leadership of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Operations, Security and Preparedness has established the Veterans Affairs Integrated Operations Center, with the goal of enhancing integration and analysis of data, and information from VA’s preparedness partners, both... Read more

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