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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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During summer 2012, Washington State Department of Health (WA DOH) surveyed ILINet providers and found that more than half either utilize their electronic medical record system (EMRS) to gather and report weekly ILINet data, or intend to implement queries to do so in the future. There are a... Read more

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We evaluated several classifications of emergency department (ED) syndromic data to ascertain best syndrome classifications for ILI.

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For syndromic and related public health surveillance systems to be effective, state and local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) need access to a variety of types of health data. Since the development and implementation of syndromic surveillance systems... Read more

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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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