BioSense Platform: Introduction to SAS Studio Basics

Presented December 4, 2018.

The Webinar, Introduction of SAS Studio Basics to the BioSense Platform, will include overviews, summaries, tips, tricks, and examples across a number of SAS topics on the BioSense Platform. Some of these topics will include the BioSense Platform SAS Pilot background and summary, the SAS Studio overview and setup, neat SAS features, code examples, and how to perform an API call from ESSENCE.

Presenters

Roseanne English, BS, Analytic Data Management Lead, CDC 

December 06, 2018

ESSENCE Q & A v3.0

Held September 13, 2018.

Aaron Kite-Powell, M.S., from CDC and Wayne Loschen, M.S., from JHU-APL were available during this 60-minute session to provide updates on the ESSENCE platform as well as tips and tricks to make it more useful for members. Attendees came prepared with questions regarding ESSENCE functions, capabilities and uses.

September 26, 2018

NSSP’s Master Facility Table (MFT) Module Overview

Presented July 25, 2018.

July 31, 2018

The Myths and Truths About Comparing Syndromic Data Across Sites

One of the more recent successes of NSSP has been the introduction of more robust data quality monitoring and reporting. However, despite the increased insight into data quality, there are still concerns about data sharing and comparisons across sites. For NSSP to be most effective, users need to feel confident in sharing data and making comparisons across sites.

Objective:

January 19, 2018

Why You Should Participate in HHS (Health and Human Services) Regional Epi Groups

One of the early successes for the National Syndromic Surveillance Program'™s (NSSP'™s) BioSense Platform was community agreement on what should make up national and regional picture of the data. For NSSP to meet program objectives, National level surveillance and situational awareness had to be made available – not just to CDC, but to the entire community. To make this possible, the community had to agree on a limited dataset that would be sufficient to produce national and regional picture.

January 19, 2018

Comparison of National and Local Syndromic Surveillance Data - Cook County, IL, 2017

In 2005, the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) began using the Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-based Epidemics (ESSENCE) as an emergency department (ED)-based local syndromic surveillance program (LSSP); 23 (100%) of 23 hospitals in suburban Cook County report to the LSSP. Data are transmitted in delimited ASCII text files (i.e., flat files) and contain a unique patient identifier, visit date and time, zip code, age, sex, and chief complaint. Discharge diagnosis and disposition are optional data elements.

January 21, 2018

Enhancing Surveillance on the BioSense Platform through Improved Onboarding Processes

In 2017, the National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP) continued to expand as a national scope data source with over 6,500 facilities registered on the BioSense Platform, including 4,000 active, 1,800 onboarding, and 700 planned or inactive facilities. 2,086 of the active facilities are Emergency Departments across 49 sites in 41 states. The growth of data available in NSSP has been driven by continued enhancements to tools and processes used by the NSSP Onboarding Team.

January 21, 2018

Data Quality Improvements in National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP) Data

The National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP) is a community focused collaboration among federal, state, and local public health agencies and partners for timely exchange of syndromic data. These data, captured in nearly real time, are intended to improve the nation's situational awareness and responsiveness to hazardous events and disease outbreaks.

January 21, 2018

Leveraging the NSSP R Studio Server to Automate QA Monitoring and Reporting

In 2016, the CDC funded 12 states, under the Enhanced State Opioid Overdose Surveillance (ESOOS) program, to utilize SyS to increase timeliness of state data on drug overdose events. In order to operationalize the objectives of the grant, there was a need to assess and monitor the quality of Kentucky’s SyS data, with limited resources. We leveraged the NSSP’s R Studio Server to automate quality assurance (QA) monitoring and reporting to meet these objectives.

Objective:

January 25, 2018

ESSENCE Q & A

Presented November 29, 2017.

During this 60-minute session, Aaron Kite-Powell, M.S., from CDC and Wayne Loschen, M.S., from JHU-APL provide an overview of tips and tricks in ESSENCE to make it more useful for members and also answer questions regarding ESSENCE functions, capabilities and uses.

November 30, 2017

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