Updates to the HL7 2.5.1 Implementation Guide for Syndromic Surveillance

In 2011, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the PHIN Messaging Guide for Syndromic Surveillance v. 1. In the intervening years, new technological advancements including Electronic Health Record capabilities, as well as new epidemiological and Meaningful Use requirements have led to the periodic updating and revision of the Message Guide. These updates occurred through informal and semi-structured solicitation and in response to comments from across public health, governmental, academic, and EHR vendor stakeholders.

June 18, 2019

What is a success story and how do I write one?

Presented March 22, 2018.

Are you facing one of the barriers to writing a story about your surveillance data in action listed below?

Barriers:

  • I don't know what a success story is.
  • I’m not sure if I have a story to share.
  • I have a story, but I don't know how to share it with the community
  • I don't have time to document my story

Have you been asked to write a “success story” but you don’t know where to start? Are you not sure what counts as a success?

March 22, 2018

HL7 balloting process for the Implementation Guide for Syndromic Surveillance

Syndromic surveillance seeks to systematically leverage health-related data in near "real-time" to understand the health of communities at the local, state, and federal level. The product of this process provides statistical insight on disease trends and healthcare utilization behaviors at the community level which can be used to support essential surveillance functions in governmental public health authorities (PHAs).

January 25, 2018

Updates to the Implementation Guide for Syndromic Surveillance

In 2011, the CDC released the PHIN Implementation Guide (IG) for Syndromic Surveillance v.1 under the Public Health Information Network. In the intervening years, new technological advancements, EHR capabilities as well as epidemiological and Meaningful Use requirements have led to the periodic update and revision of the IG through informal and semi-structured solicitation and collection of comments from across public health, governmental, academic, and EHR vendor stakeholders.

January 25, 2018

Emergency department diagnosis code data for surveillance of vaccine adverse events: comparison with the national vaccine adverse event reporting system

Nationally, vaccine safety is monitored through several systems including Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), a passive reporting system designed to detect potential vaccine safety concerns. Healthcare providers are encouraged to report adverse events after vaccination to VAERS, whether or not they believe that the vaccine caused the adverse event. The 2009 Pandemic H1N1 influenza vaccine became available in the United States in October 2009.

June 17, 2019

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