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We sought to evaluate the validity of pneumonia and influenza hospitalizations (PI) data gathered by our biosurveillance system.

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Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a leading cause of skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI). Until recently, S. aureus pneumonia has been considered primarily a nosocomial infection, and was reported infrequently as a cause of severe community-acquired pneumonia. In recent... Read more

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We evaluated the performance of our emergency department (ED) syndromic data for detecting visits associated with carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.

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We explored the utility of tracking emergency department (ED) visits for febrile illness as a proxy for influenza surveillance, from both a local and a regional perspective.

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We conducted a large simulation study to evaluate the detection properties of 6 different algorithms across a range of outbreak characteristics.

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We evaluated emergency department (ED) and emergency medical services (EMS) data for describing an outbreak of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning following a windstorm, and determined whether loss of power was followed by an increase in other health conditions.

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As of October 1, 2015, all HIPAA covered entities transition from the use of International Classification of Diseases version 9 (ICD-9-CM) to version 10 (ICD-10-CM/PCS). Many Public Health surveillance entities receive, interpret, analyze, and report ICD-9 encoded data, which will all be... Read more

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We evaluated the positive predictive value of signals detected by our syndromic surveillance system.

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On October 1, 2015, the number of ICD codes will expand from 14,000 in version 9 to 68,000 in version 10. The new code set will increase the specificity of reporting, allowing more information to be conveyed in a single code. It is anticipated that the conversion will have a significant impact... Read more

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Marc Paladini, MPH, U.S. Department of Transportation

Catherine Cairns

Julia Gunn, MPH, RN, Boston Public Health Commission

Francisco Averhoff, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Shuying Shen

Atar Baer, Public Health - Seattle and King... Read more

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