Law, Policy, and Syndromic Disease Surveillance: A Multi-Site Case Study

SyS systems have great potential to prevent morbidity, injury, and mortality by monitoring population health and providing realtime data to inform public health department decisions. Electronic health information technology and federal, state and local incentives and investments have helped to facilitate their rapid and widespread implementation. As a result, SyS systems operate in the context of laws and regulations that determine their success. An understanding of the effects of this legal environment is crucial to insuring that SyS systems fulfill their potential.

October 13, 2017

Enhancing the BioSense Platform: Findings from an ESSENCE and SAS Pilot Project

BioSense was launched in 2003 by CDC with its primary aim to establish an integrated system of nationwide public health surveillance for the early detection and prompt assessment of potential bioterrorism-related syndromes or other public health emergencies. With the release of CDC’s Surveillance Strategy, BioSense evolved into the National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP).

August 29, 2017

National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP) BioSense Onboarding Workgroup - Report

Objective

To share best practices for onboarding amongst community members in the interest of improving onboarding efforts nationally.

October 29, 2017

National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP) BioSense Syndrome Definitions Workgroup - Report

This report summarizes a series of seven meetings of the Syndrome Definition Workgroup held in 2014 and 2015.

Objective

To review, validate, and modify syndromes and provide community input on a process to update or develop syndromes.

October 29, 2017

KS Onboarding Presentation

These slides provide an overview of the onboarding process for jurisdictions in Kansas supplying data for BioSense. This presentation emphasizes steps needed to improve data quality.

October 29, 2017

National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP) BioSense Data Sharing Workgroup - Report

This report summarizes a series of Data Sharing Workgroups that occurred in 2014 and 2015.

Purpose of the workgroups: To provide community input on topics related to data sharing functionalities in the BioSense platform.

October 29, 2017

TN Onboarding Presentation

These slides summarize the process in Tennessee for onboarding hospitals' syndromic surveillance data into BioSense.

October 29, 2017

AZ Onboarding Presentation

This presentation walks the Arizona health departments through the process of onboarding and references available documentation to assist in the process.

October 23, 2017

North Dakota Syndromic Surveillance Program Overview: Onboarding

From the BioSense 2.0 Onboarding Workgroup Meeting, March 4, 2015

Presenter

Jill K Baber, MPH
Influenza and Syndromic Surveillance Coordinator
North Dakota Department of Health
Division of Disease Control

March 15, 2017

Eligible Hospital (EH) Onboarding Approach for the Meaningful Use (MU) Incentive Program

From the BioSense 2.0 Onboarding Workgroup meeting, February 4, 2015

Presenter

Promise Nkwocha, MSc. RHCE, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

March 15, 2017

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