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The International Health Regulations (2005) came into effect in 2007 and mandate that each signatory country be capable of detecting, analyzing, reporting, and responding to a public health event of international concern by 2012. Some countries are capable of this at present, but these are... Read more

Content type: Webinar

Lack of speed, reliability, and uniformity of data collection limit the ability of syndromic surveillance (SyS) systems to provide public health authorities (PHAs) with timely information on community health threats and trends. Electronic information technologies have long been used to... Read more

Content type: Abstract

The CMS EHR Incentive Programs include a measure for meaningful use of EHR systems for submitting syndromic surveillance messages to public health. The Stage 2 measure defines the standard for transmission to be HL7 v2.5.1 Admit/Discharge/Transfer messages according to the PHIN Messaging Guide... Read more

Content type: Abstract

This presentation walks the Arizona health departments through the process of onboarding and references available documentation to assist in the process.

Content type: Presentation Slides

The Messaging Guide Workgroup is working to prepare the next version of the Syndromic Surveillance Messaging Guide for HL7 Balloting. The goals of the group include:

Facilitate the review, comment, and update process for the Implementation Guide for Syndromic Surveillance (derived from the... Read more
Content type: Meeting Recordings & Notes

Public health in Ontario, Canada has no standardized system for carrying out syndromic surveillance. Previous research had demonstrated wide variation in the implementation of syndromic surveillance.

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To describe results of a prospective study to assess the impact of... Read more

Content type: Abstract

Public health agencies have to work with a several disparate systems, a lack of robust reporting capabilities, and a lack of standardized surveillance, along with inherent funding challenges. The purpose of this analysis is to help state and local health departments explore the potential of... Read more

Content type: Report

The Oregon ESSENCE team has developed a guide for other states to use to set up a web service link to their poison center and extract its data into ESSENCE. It contains advice based on Oregon’s experience in developing its link with its poison center and NDPS, a plug-&-play (almost) Rhapsody... Read more

Content type: References

This document represents the collaborative effort of the International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to specify a national electronic messaging standard that enables... Read more

Content type: Messaging Standard

Speed, reliability, and uniformity of data collection enable syndromic surveillance (SyS) systems to provide public health authorities (PHAs) with timely information about community health threats and trends. Increasingly, healthcare information technology (HIT) is being used to accelerate and... Read more

Content type: Abstract

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