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In 2016, the World Health Organization declared Zika virus a global public health emergency. Zika infection during pregnancy can cause microcephaly and other fetal brain defects. To facilitate clinicians’ ability to detect Zika, various syndrome definitions have been developed. 

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The primary goal of syndromic surveillance is early recognition of disease trends, in order to identify and control infectious disease outbreaks, such as influenza. For surveillance of influenza-like illness (ILI), public health departments receive data from multiple sources with varying degrees... Read more

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Clinical quality measures (CQMs) are tools that help measure and track the quality of health care services. Measuring and reporting CQMs helps to ensure that our health care system is delivering effective, safe, efficient, patient-centered, equitable, and timely care. The CQM for influenza... Read more

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Processing free-text clinical information in an electronic medical record (EMR) may enhance surveillance systems for early identification of ILI outbreaks. However, processing clinical text using NLP poses a challenge in preserving the semantics of the original information recorded. In this... Read more

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In recent years, the threat of pandemic influenza has drawn extensive attention to the development and implementation of syndromic surveillance systems for early detection of ILI. Emergency department (ED) data are key components for syndromic surveillance systems. However, the lack of... Read more

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Effective real-time surveillance of infectious diseases must strike a balance between reliability and timeliness for early detection. Traditional syndromic surveillance utilizes limited sections of the EMR, such as chief complaints and/or diagnosis. However, other sections of the EMR may contain... Read more

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Mapping ILI surveillance data can be useful in identifying the direction and speed of an outbreak and for focusing control measures for an efficient public health response. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) ILINet currently displays weekly ILI geographic data at a national/... Read more

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The 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa is one of the largest Ebola outbreaks in history. Early detection is critical for rapid initiation of treatment, infection control and emergency response plans. To facilitate clinicians’ ability to detect Ebola, various syndrome definitions have been... Read more

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Weather events such as a heat wave or a cold snap can cause a change to the number of patients and types of symptoms seen at a healthcare facility. Understanding the impact of weather patterns on ILI surveillance may be useful for early detection and trend analysis. In addition, weather patterns... Read more

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Special event driven syndromic surveillance is often initiated by public health departments with limited time for development of an automated surveillance framework, which can result in heavy reliance on frontline care providers and potentially miss early signs of emerging trends. To address... Read more

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