Communities of Practice: Advancing the Practice of Surveillance

These slides were presented as a 60 minute oral presentation at the 2018 Public Health Informatics Conference in Atlanta Georgia.

Learning Objective

To share our experiences at ISDS with setting up and managing communities of practice, with the focus specifically on the National Syndromic Surveillance Program Community of Practice. 

March 27, 2019

National Syndromic Surveillance Program Community of Practice (NSSP CoP) Expert Panel - Part I: Leading Community Groups

Presented February 13, 2019.

This webinar is the first installment of the 2-part NSSP CoP Expert Panel Webinar Series on Being a Leader in Your Community. Click here to view Part II: Facilitating Groups & Meetings 

February 19, 2019

National Syndromic Surveillance Program Community of Practice (NSSP CoP) Expert Panel - Part II: Facilitating Groups & Meetings

Presented February 26, 2019.

This webinar is the second installment of the 2-part NSSP CoP Expert Panel Webinar Series on Being a Leader in Your Community.  Click here to view Part I: Leading Community Groups

February 26, 2019

Forming Collaborations through the Data Quality Committee to Address Urgent Incidents

On November 20, 2017, several sites participating in the NSSP reported anomalies in their syndromic data. Upon review, it was found that between November 17-18, an EHR vendor’s syndromic product experienced an outage and errors in processing data. The ISDS DQC, NSSP, a large EHR vendor, and many of the affected sites worked together to identify the core issues, evaluate ramifications, and formulate solutions to provide to the entire NSSP CoP.

June 18, 2019

Practical Story: Real People, Real Urine, Unreal UTI

Asymptomatic Bacteriuria (ASB) is defined as the presence of bacteria in the urine of a patient without signs or symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI). It is one of the most common reasons for inappropriate antibiotic use in hospitalized patients. Without efforts to check inappropriate use, our communities could see increased numbers of highly resistant bacterial pathogens contributing to the public health threat of antimicrobial resistance. Treatment itself may be associated with subsequent antimicrobial resistance, adverse drug effects, and cost.

June 18, 2019

Strengthening Health Surveillance through the Development of Interagency Relationships

Introduction: response to this, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), CSTE, and the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) members created the Poison Center Public Health Community of Practice (CoP). The CoP acts as a platform, to facilitate sharing experiences, identify best practices, and develop relationships among federal agencies, state and local health departments (HD), and PCs.

June 18, 2019

2018 NSSP CoP Member Satisfaction Assessment Results

The intent of the National Syndromic Surveillance Program Community of Practice (NSSP CoP) is to support open and dynamic participation of any individual or organization working on or interested in increasing the quality, utility, and availability of syndromic surveillance data. The goal of this assessment was to collect feedback from members regarding the barriers and challenges to participating in the NSSP CoP activities and utilizing its related tools.

 

October 25, 2018

Building a Community of Practice

Presented September 27, 2018.

This presentation offers practical tips on how to create a successful and sustainable community of practice.

Presenter

Deborah W. Gould, PhD., Division of Health Informatics and Surveillance, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

September 28, 2018

The RHINO Community of Practice: Building a Space for Data Users and Enthusiasts in Washington State

Prior to June 2016, there were 45 registered users of syndromic surveillance data in Washington State, with 29 (64.4%) representing 5 of Washington’s 35 local health jurisdictions and 16 (35.6%) at the state level. Of those registered users, 9 (8.8%) had logged into ESSENCE at least once in the 6 months before October 2016. In June 2016, the Washington State syndromic surveillance program began accepting Meaningful Use data and sought to increase its user base.

January 21, 2018

National Syndromic Surveillance Program Community of Practice (NSSP CoP)

The National Syndromic Surveillance Program Community of Practice (NSSP CoP) membership includes CDC-funded grant recipients, non-funded states and jurisdictions that contribute data to the BioSense Platform, public health practitioners who use local syndromic surveillance systems, CDC programs, other federal agencies, partner organizations, hospitals, healthcare professionals, and academic institutions to advance the science and practice of syndromic surveillance. While BioSense addresses SyS tec

October 31, 2018

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Email:nssp@cdc.gov

The National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP) is a collaboration among states and public health jurisdictions that contribute data to the BioSense Platform, public health practitioners who use local syndromic surveillance systems, Center for Disease Control and Prevention programs, other federal agencies, partner organizations, hospitals, healthcare professionals, and academic institutions.

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