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On November 20, 2017, several sites participating in the NSSP reported anomalies in their syndromic data. Upon review, it was found that between November 17-18, an EHR vendor’s syndromic product experienced an outage and errors in processing data. The ISDS DQC, NSSP, a large EHR vendor, and... Read more

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The severity of the nationwide opioid epidemic necessitates a fully-informed and evidenced-based response on the part of public health organizations. To support that aim, Pennsylvania applied for and received the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Enhanced State Opioid Overdose... Read more

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The Seine River rises at the north-East of France and flows through Paris before emptying into the English Channel. On January 2018 (from 22th January to 11th February, Weeks 4 to 6), major floods occurred in the Basin of Seine River, after an important rainy period. This period was also marked... Read more

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In 2004, Sante publique France, the French Public Health Agency set up a reactive all-cause mortality surveillance based on the administrative part of the death certificate, in the final objectives 1/ to detect unexpected or usual variations in mortality and 2/ to provide a first evaluation of... Read more

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An essential theme of the US Federal Health Information Technology Strategic Plan is interoperability and the ability to effectively exchange information using specific data and technical standards.1 In 2005, in an effort to accelerate the development of a national laboratory standards-based... Read more

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Utah has a centralized State Health Department and 12 Local Health Departments situated throughout the state. Coordination of outbreaks or events that crosses jurisdictions has been historically difficult. Utah has not had a functional NEDSS-compliant database until 2009 and still does not have... Read more

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Homelessness in general is a major issue in the US today. The risk factors of homelessness are myriad, including inadequate income, lack of affordable housing, mental health and substance abuse issues, lack of social support, and nonadherence to treatment/follow-up appointments. Early... Read more

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The data elements required for the proper functionality of VA’s ESSENCE system are all currently available within VA’s 128 VistA systems. These data are made available to VA’s ESSENCE system via a series of complicated MUMPS extraction routines, multiple data transformations crossing multiple... Read more

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The evolution of a communicable disease in a human population is not entirely predictable. However, the spreading process can be assumed to vary smoothly in time. The time-dependent infection process can be linked to observations of the epidemic’s evolution by convolving it with a stochastic ... Read more

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Modern information and communication technologies have increasingly prominent roles in health care systems. To capitalize on attainable benefits, it is essential to thoroughly and purposefully weave them into the existing business processes. The challenges of doing so can be exacerbated by ... Read more

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