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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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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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Previous reports have demonstrated the media’s influence on emergency departments (ED) visits in situations such as dramatized acetaminophen overdose, media report of celebrity suicides, television public announcements for early stroke care and cardiac visits following President Clinton’s heart... 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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On December 14th, 2006, a severe windstorm in western Washington caused hundreds of thousands of residents to lose power. On December 15, 2006, there was a surge in emergency department (ED) visits for patients presenting with signs of acute carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. A Public Health... Read more

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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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