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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

Content type: Webinar

The Public Health - Seattle & King County syndromic surveillance system has been collecting emergency department (ED) data since 1999. These data include hospital name, age, sex, zip code, chief complaint, diagnoses (when available), disposition, and a patient and visit key. Data are... Read more

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Data collection across a growing stream of contributing facilities and variables requires automated, consistent, and efficient monitoring of quality. Epidemiologists tasked with analyzing syndromic data need to be confident in the overall quality of their data, and aware... Read more

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The Washington Comprehensive Hospital Abstract Reporting System (CHARS) has collected discharge data from billing systems for every inpatient admitted to every hospital in the state since 1987 [1]. The purpose of the system is to provide data for making informed decisions on health care. The... Read more

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This roundtable provided a forum for a diverse set of representatives from the local, state, federal and international public health care sectors to share tools, resources, experiences, and promising practices regarding the potential impact of the transition on their surveillance activities.... Read more

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Syndromic surveillance systems were designed for early outbreak and bioterrorism event detection. As practical experience shaped development and implementation, these systems became more broadly used for general surveillance and situational awareness, notably influenza-like illness (ILI)... Read more

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In November 2011, Washington State voters passed Initiative 1183 (I-1183) which closed state-owned and contracted liquor stores and opened the market for “hard liquor” sales in the private sector. The change in law was implemented on June 1, 2012. Increases in alcohol-related ED visits were... Read more

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Syndromic surveillance systems use electronic health-related data to support near-real time disease surveillance. Over the last 10 years, the use of ILI syndromes defined from emergency department (ED) data has become an increasingly accepted strategy for public health influenza surveillance at... Read more

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The US Department of Health and Human Services has mandated that after October 1, 2015, all HIPAA covered entities must transition from using International Classification of Diseases version 9 (ICD- 9) codes to using version 10 (ICD-10) codes (www.cms.gov). This will impact public health... Read more

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The Distribute project began in 2006 as a distributed, syndromic surveillance demonstration project that networked state and local health departments to share aggregate emergency department-based influenza-like illness (ILI) syndrome data. Preliminary work found that local systems often applied... Read more

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