Executive Summary of the ISDS DTRA Consultancy Project 2014-2017

The International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS) fills the need for a practical forum and coordinating mechanism for collaboration among subject matter experts (SMEs) from stakeholder groups that may normally not interact but who, when brought together, enable innovative approaches to problems and solutions that are not possible by any one group alone. The objective of the Analytic Solutions for Real-Time Biosurveillance project was to advance a

April 18, 2017

Negation Processing in Free Text Emergency Department Data for Public Health Surveillance

Materials associated with the Analytic Solutions for Real-Time Biosurveillance: Negation Processing in Free Text Emergency Department Data for Public Health Surveillance consultancy held January 19-20, 2017 at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City.

Problem Summary

False positive syndrome hits are created when a syndromic classification process cannot properly identify negated terms. For example, a visit is classified into a fever syndrome when the chief complaint or triage note says “denies fever.”

March 23, 2017

Assessing Risk for Emerging Arboviral Disease Use Case

Materials associated with the Analytic Solutions for Real-Time Biosurveillance: Assessing Risk for Emerging Arboviral Disease consultancy held June 14-15, 2016 at the Arizona Department of Health Services.

Problem Summary

March 23, 2017

Reportable Disease Cluster Detection in the Context of Sporadic Adoption of PCR-based Diagnostic Tests

Materials associated with the Analytic Solutions for Real-Time Biosurveillance: Reportable Disease Cluster Detection in the Context of Sporadic Adoption of PCR-based Diagnostic Tests consultancy call held May 3, at 12 pm ET.

Problem Summary

March 23, 2017

Cross-Disciplinary Consultancy to Enhance Predictions of Asthma Exacerbation Risk in Boston

This paper continues an initiative conducted by the International Society for Disease Surveillance with funding from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency to connect near-term analytical needs of public health practice with technical expertise from the global research community.  The goal is to enhance investigation capabilities of day-to-day population health monitors.

March 24, 2017

Models for Forecasting Asthma Exacerbations in Urban Environments

Materials associated with the Analytic Solutions for Real-Time Biosurveillance: Models for Forecasting Asthma Exacerbations in Urban Environments consultancy held March 30-31, 2016 at the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC).

Problem Summary

March 23, 2017

Infectious Disease Forecast Modeling

Materials associated with the Analytic Solutions for Real-Time Biosurveillance: Infectious Disease Forecast Modeling consultancy held October 29-30, 2015 in Falls Church, Virginia.

Problem Summary

March 23, 2017

Effective Collaboration Models for Statiscians and Public Health Departments

Public health departments need enhanced surveillance tools for population monitoring, and external researchers have expertise and methods to provide these tools. However, collaboration with potential solution developers and students in academia, industry, and government has not been sufficiently close or well informed for rapid progress. Many peer-reviewed papers on biosurveillance methods have been published by researchers, but few methods have been adopted in systems used by health departments. In a 2013 BioSense User Group survey with responses from users in more than 40 U.S.

October 05, 2017

Asyndromic Cluster Detection Consultancy

Materials associated with the Analytic Solutions for Real-Time Surveillance: Asyndromic Cluster Detection consultancy held June 9-10, 2015 at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Problem Summary

March 23, 2017

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