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

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

Expanding the Functionality of Syndromic Surveillance Systems: Data Mining and Query Development

The Indiana Public Health Emergency Surveillance System (PHESS) currently receives approximately 5,000 near real-time chief complaint messages from 55 hospital emergency departments daily.  The ISDH partners with the Regenstrief Institute to process, batch, and transmit data every three hours.  The Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-based Epidemics (ESSENCE) tool is utilized to analyze these chief complaint data and visualize generated alerts.1   
 

July 30, 2018

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