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Presented February 13, 2019.

This webinar is the first installment of the 2-part NSSP CoP Expert Panel Webinar Series on Being a Leader in Your Community. Click here to view Part II: Facilitating Groups & Meetings 

This webinar tackles the question of what it means to be a... Read more

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NPDS is a near real-time surveillance system and national database operated by the American Association of Poison Control Centers. NPDS receives records of all calls made to the 55 regional US poison centers (PCs). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) use NPDS to 1) provide... Read more

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To evaluate four algorithms with varying baseline periods and adjustment for day of week for anomaly detection in syndromic surveillance data.


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The eleven syndrome classifications for clinical data records monitored by BioSense include rare events such as death or lymphadenitis and also common occurrences such as respiratory infections. BioSense currently uses two statistical methods for prediction and alerting with respect to the... Read more

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Public health departments need enhanced surveillance tools for population monitoring, and external researchers have expertise and methods to provide these tools. However, collaboration with potential solution developers and students in academia, industry, and government has not been sufficiently... Read more

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The statistical process control (SPC) community has developed a wealth of robust, sensitive monitoring methods in the form of control charts [1]. Although such charts have been implemented for a wide variety of health monitoring purposes [2], some implementations monitor data that violate basic... Read more

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On 27 April 2005, a simulated bioterrorist event—the aerosolized release of Francisella tularensis in the men’s room of luxury box seats at a sports stadium—was used to exercise the disease surveillance capability of the National Capital Region (NCR). The objective of this exercise was to permit... Read more

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Biosurveillance systems commonly depend on free-text chief complaints (CC)s for timely situational awareness. However, diagnosis codes may not be available soon enough and may have uncertain value because they are assigned for billing purposes rather than for population monitoring. Existing... 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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Every public health monitoring operation faces important decisions in its design phase. These include information sources to be used, the aggregation of data in space and time, the filtering of data records for required sensitivity, and the design of content delivery for users. Some of these... Read more

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