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This presentation will focus on how to share queries in ESSENCE.  In addition to teaching the basic mechanics of the application, the presentation will explore advanced techniques for sharing queries in features like myESSENCE, report manager, and query manager.

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Wayne... Read more

This Fact Sheet, created by the Network for Public Health Law and released on May 24, 2017, provides a snapshot of current and proposed laws, regulations, and sub-regulatory sources governing mandatory disease reporting and a description of the laws and regulations governing reporting of... Read more

The NSSP Support Team will present an overview on the plans for a future Master Facility Table user interface (UI) designed to replace the current excel-spreadsheet update process. The presentation will feature mock-ups of the UI screens, descriptions of the proposed functionality, and allow... Read more

Presented May 31, 2017.

Eric Bakota will go over the results from the survey and then I’ll show a report that we generate at HHD using RMarkdown, SQL, and RODBC. This report uses RODBC to connect to our Electronic Disease Surveillance System (MAVEN) to query data needed for the report.... Read more

On April 20, 2017, the U.S. Census Bureau hosted a meeting with approximately 20 representatives from the health data community. Attendees included representatives from health information exchanges (HIEs), state and local public health departments, health data associations, and the Department of... Read more

This presentation addresses the legal principles framing the collection, use, and release of health data for public health activities, including issues such as privacy, confidentiality, HIPAA, and data use agreements.

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Rachel L. Hulkower, JD, MSPH, Public Health Analyst,... Read more

This presentation will focus on how to use queries in ESSENCE.  In addition to teaching the basic mechanics of the application, the presentation will explore advanced techniques for utilizing queries in features like myESSENCE, advanced graphing, and data downloads.

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Wayne... Read more

Join ISDS Communications director Mark Krumm as he walks us through the new ISDS website at healthsurveillance.org. Learn how users can navigate through the new website and how members can share valuable resources and discussions in dedicated workgroups. Join us to also hear about our new... Read more

More and more patients frequent Urgent Care facilites. In this webinar, we will discuss how NSSP jurisdictions collect it, how is it formatted, and what have they learned; what's the best way to capture and share this information; and why should we collect and report this data.

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National Health Statistics Reports, Number 100, January 23, 2017.

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This report describes a collaboration between the National Center for Health Statistics and the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control to develop proposed surveillance case definitions for injury... Read more

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