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The online training course will help novice and intermediate ESSENCE users learn how to perform routine tasks such as creating queries, analyzing data using multiple visualization types, and understanding alerts.  The training is broken into 7 components: 

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Syndromic surveillance is the near real-time monitoring of key health indicators in emergency department (ED) and urgent care visits. Oregon ESSENCE tracks the number of visits for specific patient symptoms using chief complaints (what the patient says is the reason for their visit) and... Read more

This presentation will focus on how to share queries in ESSENCE.  In addition to teaching the basic mechanics of the application, the presentation will explore advanced techniques for sharing queries in features like myESSENCE, report manager, and query manager.

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This presentation will focus on how to use queries in ESSENCE.  In addition to teaching the basic mechanics of the application, the presentation will explore advanced techniques for utilizing queries in features like myESSENCE, advanced graphing, and data downloads.

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Wayne... Read more

This presentation will focus on how to build ad-hoc queries in ESSENCE.  In addition to teaching the basic mechanics of building queries, the presentation will explore advanced techniques for building complex queries to find specific case definitions in the data.

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Wildfires occur annually in Oregon, and the health risks of wildfire smoke are well documented1. Before implementing syndromic surveillance through Oregon ESSENCE, assessing the health effects of wildfires in real time was very challenging. Summer 2015 marked the first wildfire season with 60 of... Read more

The National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP) is conducting a three-part webinar series to describe how data will flow to the BioSense Platform. This comprehensive series explores how data are ingested into the BioSense Platform and ESSENCE application and how BioSense 2.0 data are being... Read more

In November of 2011 BioSense 2.0 went live to provide tools for public health departments to process, store, and analyze meaningful use syndromic surveillance data. In February of 2012 ESSENCE was adapted to support meaningful use syndromic surveillance data and was installed on the Amazon... Read more

The Louisiana Office of Public Health (OPH) Infectious Disease Epidemiology Section (IDEpi) conducts syndromic surveillance of Emergency Department (ED) visits through the Louisiana Early Event Detection System (LEEDS) and submits the collected data to ESSENCE. There are currently 86 syndromes... Read more

Oregon Public Health Division (OPHD), in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, implemented Oregon ESSENCE in 2012. Oregon ESSENCE is an automated, electronic syndromic surveillance system that captures emergency department data. To strengthen the... Read more

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This Knowledge Repository is made possible through the activities of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Cooperative Agreement/Grant #1 NU500E000098-01, National Surveillance Program Community of Practice (NSSP-CoP): Strengthening Health Surveillance Capabilities Nationwide, which is in the interest of public health.

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