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In North Carolina, select hospital emergency departments have been submitting data since 2003 for use in syndromic surveillance. These data are collected, stored, and parsed into syndrome categories by the North Carolina Emergency Department Database. The fever with rash illness syndrome is... Read more

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Emergency Department (ED) triage notes are clinical notes that expand upon the chief complaint, and are included in the AHIC minimum dataset for biosurveillance.1  Clinical notes can improve the accuracy of keyword-based syndromes but require processing that addresses negated terms.2,3  The... Read more

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In 2012, an estimated 2.5 million people presented to the ED for a MVC injury in the U.S. National injury surveillance is commonly captured using E-codes. However, use of E-codes alone to capture MVC-related ED visits may result in a different picture of MVC injuries compared to using text... Read more

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Text-based syndrome case definitions published by the Center for Disease Control (CDC)1 form the basis for the syndrome queries used by the North Carolina Disease Event Tracking and Epidemiologic Collection Tool (NC DETECT). Keywords within these case definitions were identified by public health... Read more

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The advent of Meaningful Use (MU) has allowed for the expansion of data collected at the hospital level and received by public health for syndromic surveillance. The triage note, a free text expansion on the chief complaint, is one of the many variables that are becoming commonplace in syndromic... Read more

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The lack of a standardized vocabulary for recording CC complicates the collection, aggregation, and analysis of CC for any purpose, but especially for real-time surveillance of patterns of illness and injury. The need for a controlled CC vocabulary has been articulated by national groups and a... Read more

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Per a frequently asked questions document on the ISDS website, approximately two thirds of HL7 records received in BioSense do not provide a Visit ID. As a result, BioSense data processing rules use the patient ID, facility ID and earliest date in the record to identify a unique visit. If the... Read more

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The North Carolina Bioterrorism and Emerging Infection Prevention System (NC BEIPS) serves public health users across North Carolina at the local, regional and state levels, providing syndromic surveillance capabilities.  At the state level, our primary users are in the General Communicable... Read more

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A local foundation commissioned a project to determine the leading causes of childhood injury in Wake County, NC. Multiple sources of secondary data, including syndromic surveillance data, were used to describe leading causes of childhood injury in the county.

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The UNC Department of Emergency Medicine (UNC DEM) conducted an online survey to better understand the surveillance needs of Infection Control Practitioners (ICPs) in North Carolina and solicit feedback on the utility of the North Carolina Disease Event Tracking and Epidemiologic Collection Tool... Read more

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