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Technology that combines traditional manipulations with databases and complete visualization of geographic (spatial) analysis employing maps has been developed in order to explore the possibilities for Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to be used in sanitary and epidemiological surveillance... Read more

Implementation of the IDSR framework for fulfillment of the International Health Regulations (2005) ([IHR 2005]) has been challenging in Swaziland due to distribution of IDSR functions across units within the Strategic Information Department (SID) and other external departments within the... Read more

EMRs are a potentially valuable source of information about a patient’s history of health risk behaviors, such as excessive alcohol consumption or smoking. This information is often found in the unstructured (i.e., free) text of physician notes. It may be difficult to classify and analyze health... Read more

In the United States, surveillance of vaccine uptake for childhood infections is limited in scope and spatial resolution. The National Immunization Survey (NIS) - the gold standard tool for monitoring vaccine uptake among children aged 19-35 months - is typically constrained to producing coarse... Read more

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) are operating in 49 states and several U.S. territories. Current methods for surveillance of prescription drug related behaviors, include the mean daily dosage of morphine milligram equivalent (MME) per patient, annual percentage of days with... Read more

Vaccination is one of the most successful public health interventions. Despite this, there are a variety of reasons that VPDs continue to be seen in developed countries such as Canada. This analysis describes the recent trends in the burden of disease and mortality associated with VPDs for which... Read more

The International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS) held its fifteenth annual conference in Atlanta, GA, from December 6-8, 2016. Since 2001, individuals interested in sharing and learning emerging trends in surveillance research and practice have found the ISDS Annual Conference a unique... Read more

To describe the Caribbean Public Health Agency’s (CARPHA) Tourism and Health Information System (THiS), a web-based syndromic surveillance system to increase the capacity of Caribbean countries to monitor the health of visitors and staff in hotels, and detect potential infectious disease... Read more

To obtain feedback and seek future directions for an ISDS initiative to establish and update research questions in Informatics, Analytics, Communications, and Systems Research with the greatest perceived impact for improving surveillance practice.

To describe the results of the new organization of influenza surveillance in France, based on a regional approach. This regional multi-source approach has been made possible by the sharing of data visualizations and statistical results through a web application. This application helped detecting... Read more

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