National Syndromic Surveillance Program Community of Practice (NSSP CoP) Expert Panel - Part I: Leading Community Groups

Presented February 13, 2019.

This webinar is the first installment of the 2-part NSSP CoP Expert Panel Webinar Series on Being a Leader in Your Community. Click here to view Part II: Facilitating Groups & Meetings 

February 19, 2019

Forming Collaborations through the Data Quality Committee to Address Urgent Incidents

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 many of the affected sites worked together to identify the core issues, evaluate ramifications, and formulate solutions to provide to the entire NSSP CoP.

June 18, 2019

Enhanced Surveillance of Heat-Related Illness in Pinal County

Extreme heat is a major cause of weather-related morbidity and mortality in the United States (US).1 HRI is the most frequent cause of environmental exposure-related injury treated in US emergency departments.2 More than 65,000 emergency room visits occur for acute HRI each summer nationwide.3 In Arizona, HRI accounts for an estimated 2,000 emergency room patients and 118 deaths each year.4 As heat-related illness becomes increasingly recognized as a public health issue, local health departments are tasked with building capacity to conduct enhanced surveillance of HRI in order to inform pub

January 21, 2018

Evaluation Activities from the National Syndromic Surveillance Program

Syndromic surveillance uses near-real-time Emergency Department healthcare and other data to improve situational awareness and inform activities implemented in response to public health concerns. The National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP) is a collaboration among state and local health departments, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), other federal organizations, and other entities, to strengthen the means for and the practice of syndromic surveillance.

January 21, 2018

Syndromic Surveillance – Reports of Successes from the Field

Syndromic surveillance uses near-real-time emergency department and other health care data for enhancing public health situational awareness and informing public health activities. In recent years, continued progress has been made in developing and strengthening syndromic surveillance activities.

January 21, 2018

Using Syndromic Surveillance to Enhance Arboviral Surveillance in Arizona

Arizona is facing multiple public health threats from arboviral diseases. State and local public health departments are monitoring two mosquito-borne outbreaks within its borders and two in adjacent territories. To prevent transmission, viremic patients must be identified in a timely manner and encouraged to avoid additional mosquito exposure and vector control actions must be implemented. Using traditional surveillance, however, health departments may not be alerted until the laboratory confirms and reports a positive result, which may take up to 14 days after specimen collection.

September 25, 2017

AZ BioSense Onboarding Presentation

These slides detail the process of onboarding syndromic surveillance data into BioSense for the state of Arizona.

October 13, 2017

AZ Onboarding Presentation

This presentation walks the Arizona health departments through the process of onboarding and references available documentation to assist in the process.

October 23, 2017

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