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Geographic Information System (GIS) applications are increasingly being used for public health purposes. GIS technology provides visual tools – through the creation of computerized maps, graphs, and tables of geographic data – that can assist with problem solving and inform decision-making.... Read more

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Edward Goldstein, PhD, Harvard School of Public Health, Senior Research Scientist, Department of Epidemiology discusses his paper "Predicting the Epidemic Sizes of Influenza A/H1N1, A/H3N2, and B: A Statistical Method." Published in PLoS Med. 2011 Jul;8(7): e1001051.


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One of the early successes for the National Syndromic Surveillance Program'™s (NSSP'™s) BioSense Platform was community agreement on what should make up national and regional picture of the data. For NSSP to meet program objectives, National level surveillance and situational awareness had to be... Read more

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Medical claims and EHR data sources offer the potential to ascertain disease and health risk behavior prevalence and incidence, evaluate the use of clinical services, and monitor changes related to public health interventions. Passage of the HITECH Act of 2009 supports the availability of... Read more

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1) Describe Arizonaís integrated influenza surveillance for school children with a retrospective analysis of data from multiple sources including School-based Syndromic Surveillance Program (SSSP), laboratory-confirmed influenza case reports, sentinel influenza-like illness (ILI) reports, and... Read more

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This article describes the methodology and results of Team #134ís submission to the 2007 ISDS Technical Contest.

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Interactive tools for visualization of disease outbreaks has been improving markedly in the past few years. With the flagships Google Flutrends1 and HealthMap2 providing prime examples. These tools provide interactive access to the general public concerning the current state-of-affairs for... Read more

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Susan Robinson, Vaccine-Preventable Disease Epidemiologist, Arizona Department of Health Services

Erica Weis, Injury Prevention Epidemiologist, Arizona Department of Health Services


America’s opioid epidemic has created a widespread health... Read more

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There are currently no federal laws mandating the reporting of infectious diseases to public health authorities. Reporting requirements reside at the state level and such laws do not apply to federal agencies including the VA. Heretofore, VA's reporting of infectious diseases to public health... Read more

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Health care information is a fundamental source of data for biosurveillance, configuring electronic health records to report relevant data to health departments is technically challenging, labor intensive, and often requires custom solutions for each installation. Public health agencies wishing... Read more

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