BioSense 2.0 Webinar: Creating Syndrome Definitions Using RStudio

When public health practitioners use BioSense 2.0, they can view and analyze data on a variety of predetermined syndromes from infectious diseases (such as influenza) to injuries. However, some users may want to use tools to explore new and different syndromes that are not available yet in BioSense 2.0. Nabarun Dasgupta and Timothy Hopper from the BioSense Redesign Team will discuss RStudio, a free and open-source interface for R that users can employ to examine syndromes unique to their geographic or practice area.

BioSense 2.0 Webinar: Features Update

This Webinar will help you learn about new and upcoming BioSense 2.0 features and how they can enhance your user experience. Nabarun Dasgupta of the BioSense Redesign Team will review new BioSense functionalities and services as well as discuss how binning occurs. He will also preview analytic tools that are being developed. Current BioSense 2.0 users who are familiar with BioSense 2.0 tools and services will find this Webinar instructive, and prospective users will gain a deeper understanding of BioSense 2.0 functionalities.

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BioSense 2.0 Webinar: Using Surveillance to Prepare and Respond to Winter Weather: Extreme Cold, Ice, and Snow

For much of the United States, 2014 began with extreme cold and large snowstorms. As a result, surveillance practitioners around the country have been working to identify, gather, and analyze cold weather-related data. This presentation will focus on data analysis and use for winter weather surveillance in both Indianapolis and Boston.

BioSense 2.0 Webinar: The Kansas Experience, Health Information Exchanges, and Onboarding

Public health jurisdictions participating in BioSense 2.0 can be on-boarded in several ways, including one hospital at a time or through a health information exchange (HIE). Onboarding through an HIE can simplify the process and ease the burden on health departments.

Early effect of validation efforts of Massachusetts syndromic surveillance data

As a participant in the National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP), the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) has worked closely with our statewide Health Information Exchange (HIE) and National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP) technical staff to collect and transmit emergency department (ED) data from eligible hospitals (EHs) to the NSSP. Our goal is to ensure complete and accurate data using a multi-step process beginning with pre-production data and continuing after EHs are sending live data to production.

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Enterovirus D68 Outbreak SyS Discussion

ISDS Conference Call to discuss surveillance for severe respiratory illness / Enterovirus D68. This call will be an opportunity for syndromic surveillance practitioners to share their experiences conducting their contribution to surveillance for Enterovirus D68.

BioSense 2.0 Webinar: Data Flow

Presenters Mike Alletto and Nabarun Dasgupta will describe the process of how data are received, processed and brought forward to the front-end application in BioSense v2.0. Their presentation will include a technical overview of all of the steps that a set of data goes through from the receipt of raw data, deduplication, the binning process, and arrival in the application itself.

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Mike Alletto, BioSense Redesign Team 
Nabarun Dasgupta, BioSense Redesign Team

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Introducing: Future MFT Facility Administration Tool – User Interface and Functionality

The NSSP Support Team will present an overview on the plans for a future Master Facility Table user interface (UI) designed to replace the current excel-spreadsheet update process. The presentation will feature mock-ups of the UI screens, descriptions of the proposed functionality, and allow time for Q&A. The future UI is proposed to:

·         Be supported through the AMC and allow sites to view, add, and edit facility information,

·         Allow the system to automatically update server tables as appropriate based on defined business rules, and

BioSense 2.0 Definitions

Definitions for BioSense 2.0 common syndromes.

Evaluation of DoD Syndrome Mapping and Baseline for ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM Transition

The Department of Defense conducts syndromic surveillance of health encounter visits of Military Health System (MHS) beneficiaries. Providers within the MHS assign up to 10 diagnosis codes to each health encounter visit. The diagnosis codes are grouped into syndrome and sub-syndrome categories. On October 1, 2015, the Health and Human Services-mandated transition from ICD- 9-CM to ICD-10-CM required evaluation of the syndrome mappings to establish a baseline of syndrome rates within the DoD. The DoD data within the BioSense system currently utilizes DoD ESSENCE syndrome mappings.

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