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The South Carolina Aberration Alerting Network (SCAAN) is a collaborative network of syndromic systems within South Carolina. Currently, SCAAN contains the following data sources: SC Hospital Emergency Department chief-complaint data, Poison Control Center call data, Over-the-Counter... Read more

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The Syndromic Surveillance Program (SSP) of the Acute Disease Epidemiology Section of the Georgia Division of Public Health, provides electronic influenza- like- illness (ILI) data to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Influenza-like Illness Surveillance Network Program that... Read more

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One objective of public health surveillance is detecting disease outbreaks by looking for changes in the disease occurrence, so that control measures can be implemented and the spread of disease minimized. For this purpose, the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) employs the Electronic... Read more

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The research reported in this paper is part of a larger effort to achieve better signal-to-noise ratio, hence accuracy, in pharmacovigilance applications. The relatively low frequency of occurrence of adverse drug reactions leads to weak causal relations between the reaction and any measured ... Read more

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The Public Health Surveillance (PHS) component (one of five monitoring and surveillance components deployed in the Cincinnati drinking water contamination warning system) functions to detect public health incidents resulting from exposure to toxic chemicals that produce a rapid onset of symptoms... Read more

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This video provides useful information about the 2015 ISDS Conference and Abstract Submission Process.

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SaTScan software is used widely in outbreak detection.  It's free, flexible, and fast.  However, it is somewhat cumbersome, in that access is primarily through a GUI.  While this is probably best for occasional use, it does not lend itself to automated analysis, storage and re-use of... Read more

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Marcus Rennick, Epidemiologist with the Marion County Public Health Department (WV), provides an overview/training on the BioSense System.


Time Overview:

(45 minutes) Syndromic Surveillance and BioSense Overview

(90 minutes) Hands-on BioSense Tutorial

(20... 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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As electronic clinical data for population health surveillance proliferate, public health authorities and researchers are challenged to find technological solutions to handle a massive amount of data. 

Join us to learn about Query health, an Open Government Initiative that is developing... Read more

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