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Presented April 26, 2019.

Description: Join us for this lightning talk webinar experience where you will see multiple examples of data dashboards and learn more about who they were created for, how they were developed, where and when the data is being shared, and what impact the dashboard... Read more

Content type: Webinar

NOTE: The video requires running Flash and works best on Mozilla Firefox. If you are using Google Chrome or another internet browser, please be aware that the video may not load properly.

The online training course will help novice and intermediate ESSENCE users learn how to perform... Read more

Content type: Training

Held on March 14, 2019.

During this 90-minute session, Aaron Kite-Powell, M.S., from CDC and Wayne Loschen, M.S., from JHU-APL provided updates on the NSSP ESSENCE platform and answered the community's questions on ESSENCE functions and features.

Content type: Webinar

Held on June 19, 2019.

During this 90-minute session, Aaron Kite-Powell, M.S., from CDC and Wayne Loschen, M.S., from JHU-APL provided updates on the NSSP ESSENCE platform and answered the community's questions on ESSENCE functions and features.

Content type: Webinar

This document, released February 18, 2019, focuses on several key areas related to syndrome definition creation, including the basics behind a syndrome definition, steps to build a syndrome, evaluation of a new (or old) definition, and dissemination.

Starting in November of 2016, the ISDS... Read more

Content type: References

The BioSense Platform features a tool giving site administrators control over how their data are shared. Thanks to a workgroup the BioSense Governance Group convened last year, CDC now has a good idea of what data-sharing capabilities users want in this new tool. Michael Coletta and other... Read more

Content type: Webinar

In spite of the noted benefits of syndromic surveillance, and more than a decade after it started gaining support, the primary use for syndromic surveillance appears to be largely for seasonal and jurisdictional disease monitoring, event response and situational awareness as opposed to its... Read more

Content type: Abstract

Illnesses related to synthetic marijuana use have been reported in many states, including Florida. Because these visits can present with a variety of symptoms, as well as be attributed to numerous diagnosis codes, it can be difficult to identify and quantify these visits. The Electronic... Read more

Content type: Abstract

Near real-time emergency department chief complaint data is accessed through Florida’s syndromic surveillance system: Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Communitybased Epidemics-Florida (ESSENCE-FL). The Florida Department of Health relies heavily upon these data for... Read more

Content type: Abstract

The use of R is increasing in the public health disease surveillance community. The ISDS pre-conference workshops and newly formed R Group for Surveillance have been well attended and continue to grow in popularity. The use of R in the National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP) has also been... Read more

Content type: Abstract

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