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This document, issued on March 7, 2016, provides a template for a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for secure, electronic exchange of immunization information among governmental entities that operate a population-based Immunization Information System (IIS). It suggests terms and conditions that... Read more

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Developing effective data-driven algorithms and visualizations for disease surveillance hinges on the ability to provide application developers with realistic data. However, the sensitivity of the data creates a barrier to its distribution. We have created a tool that assists data providers with... Read more

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Reporting of binational cases has been enacted in Arizona systematically since 2007. Investigating binational cases and providing binational counterparts with timely information can help to enact interventions, as well as strengthens communication between binational, federal, and local health... Read more

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Presented July 25, 2018.

The NSSP team is excited to share our progress towards adding the Master Facility Table (MFT) as a module to the BioSense Platform’s Access and Management Center, or AMC. The addition of the MFT module gives you, as a site administrator, insight into the status of... Read more

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We present a Cloud Computing based approach to disease surveillance that facilitates efficient data collection, processing and storage, as well as new concepts for data sharing and data fusion, disease search and situational awareness.

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When the Chicago Bears met the Indianapolis Colts for Super Bowl XLI in Miami in January, 2007, fans from multiple regions visited South Florida for the game. In the past, public health departments have instituted heightened local surveillance during mass gatherings due to concerns about... Read more

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The Internet has created an information revolution that spans across all knowledge domains and removes temporal and geographic barriers. Various disparate tools allow individuals to communicate with each other across these barriers. We also have an abundance of electronic resources containing... Read more

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For syndromic and related surveillance systems to be effective public health tools, state and local health departments and CDC need access to a variety of types of health data.  However, since the development and implementation of syndromic surveillance systems began in recent years, experience... Read more

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Versatile, user-friendly visualization tools are required to organize the wealth of information available to users of large, regional surveillance systems into a coherent view of population health status. Communications components must allow multiple users of the same system to share information... Read more

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In the fall of 2006, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) proactively began general discussions regarding surveillance issues of mutual interest. Both states, having operational syndromic surveillance systems, thought value could be added to one... Read more

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