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LHDs are operating in a changing data environment. As household telephone use declines, national surveys are not sampling large enough populations to report representative local health statistics. As a result, reliable indicators from surveys such as the Behavioral Risk Factors Surveillance... Read more

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Analysis of the BioSense data facilitates the identification, tracking, and management of emergent and routine health events, including potential bioterrorism events, injury related incidents and rapidly spreading naturally occurring events (1).  BioSense enhances coordination between all levels... Read more

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The CC text field is a rich source of information, but its current use for syndromic surveillance is limited to a fixed set of syndromes that are routine, suspected, expected, or discovered by chance. In addition to syndromes that are routinely monitored by the NYC Department of Health and... Read more

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The August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse in Idaho was anticipated to lead to a large influx of visitors in many communities, prompting a widespread effort to assure Idaho was prepared. To support these efforts, the Idaho Syndromic Surveillance program (ISSp) developed a plan to enhance situation... Read more

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BioSense is a national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) initiative to improve the nation's capabilities for early event detection and situational awareness. BioSense data includes Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs ambulatory care diagnoses and procedures, as well as... Read more

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Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has been funded by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency to develop tools that enhance situational awareness in infectious disease surveillance. We have applied the concept of the surveillance window to the development of a cross platform app (SWAP). This app... Read more

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NBIC integrates, analyzes, and shares national biosurveillance information provided from capabilities distributed across public and private sectors. The integration of information enables early warning and shared situational awareness of nationally significant biological events to inform... Read more

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The MSSS, described elsewhere (1), has been in use since 2003 and records Emergency Department (ED) chief complaint data along with the patient’s age, gender and zip code in real time. There were 85/139 hospital EDs enrolled in MSSS as of June 2012, capturing 77% of the annual hospital ED visits... Read more

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Homeland Security Presidential Directive – 21 (HSPD-21) requires the Department of Health and Human Services to establish a national biosurveillance capability that provides early warning and situation awareness for urgent public health events.  Early concepts of biosurveillance focused... Read more

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In emergencies, public health agencies must be able to respond to health threats that can affect entire communities. Agency leaders need to achieve situational awareness through the development of flexible, timely, and accurate electronic biosurveillance systems. Drawing on various sources, the... Read more

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