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The National Biosurveillance Integration Center (NBIC) serves to enable early warning and shared situational awareness of acute biological events and support better decisions through rapid identification, characterization, localization, and tracking. As part of the U.S. Department of Homeland... Read more

Immediate detection and response to zoonotic disease outbreaks in animals are valuable strategies to prevent infections in humans. Detection and early warning of wildlife-borne pathogens are often limited by the lack of sensitized observers, efficient reporting mechanisms, trained personnel to... Read more

Speakers will be practicing clinician-researchers discussing needs for and ongoing usage of recent, local epidemiological information for decision support.


Andrea Dugas, MD, Attending Physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins... Read more


Dr. Andrew Fine, Assistant Professor, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School


Johns Hopkins University Grand Rounds and ISDS Research Committee


December 14, 2012

Syndromic surveillance information can be a useful for the early recognition of outbreaks, acute public health events and in response to natural disasters. Inhalation of particulate matter from wildland fire smoke has been linked to various acute respiratory and cardiovascular health effects.... Read more

This Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document addresses the questions that recurred throughout the development of the ISDS Meaningful Use Workgroup Recommendations.

A health information interchange architecture (HIIA) defines the attributes of a data sharing relationship between two parties. In the context of electronic syndromic surveillance (ESS), this refers to the standards, tools, and means to securely transport an ESS message from a sender (typically... Read more

Advances in health information technology are providing exciting opportunities to expand public health surveillance capabilities with the addition of more timely electronic health data. Additionally, the implementation of the Meaningful Use provisions of the HITECH Act presents public health... Read more

Triple - S is a project co-financed by the European commission through the Executive Agency for Health and Consumers. THe project encompasses an inventory of existing and proposed syndromic surveillance systems in Europe, including country visits for an in-depth understanding of selected systems... Read more


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