Civilian-military Collaboration: Department of Defense data in the BioSense Platform


The DoD provides daily outpatient and emergency room data feeds to the BioSense Platform within NSSP, maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This data includes demographic characteristics and diagnosis codes for health encounter visits of Military Health System beneficiaries, including active duty, active duty family members, retirees, and retiree family members. NSSP functions through collaboration with local, state, and federal public health partners utilizing the BioSense Platform, an electronic health information system.


The Department of Defense data is available to National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP) users to conduct syndromic surveillance. This report summarizes the demographic characteristics of DoD health encounter visits.



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December, 2016

August 15, 2017

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