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Reports of infants born with congenital syphilis have increased in the United States every year since 2012. Prevention depends on high performing surveillance systems and compliance with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations to perform syphilis testing early... Read more

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Hypertension (HTN) is a highly prevalent chronic condition and strongly associated with morbidity and mortality. HTN is amenable to prevention and control through public and population health programs and policies. Therefore, public and population health programs require accurate, stable... Read more

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Chronic diseases, including hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus (diabetes), obesity, and hyperlipidemia, are some of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Monitoring disease prevalence guides public health programs and policies that help prevent this burden. EHRs... Read more

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The National Institute for Drug Abuse Report, Common Comorbidities with Substance Use Disorders, states there are many individuals who develop substance use disorders (SUD) are also diagnosed with mental disorders, and vice versa.(1) Prescription opioids are amongst the most commonly used drugs... Read more

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As the knowledge required to support case reporting evolves from unstructured to more structured and standardized formats, it becomes suitable for electronic clinical decision support (CDS). CDS for case reporting confronts two challenges: a) While EHRs are moving toward local CDS capabilities,... Read more

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There is a resurgence in the need to evaluate the economic burden of prescription drug hospitalizations in the United States. We used the Wisconsin 2014 Hospital Discharge data to examine opioid related hospitalization incidence and costs. Fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid, is frequently... Read more

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EMRs are a potentially valuable source of information about a patient’s history of health risk behaviors, such as excessive alcohol consumption or smoking. This information is often found in the unstructured (i.e., free) text of physician notes. It may be difficult to classify and analyze health... Read more

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Once a facility meets data quality standards and is approved for production, an assumption is made that the quality of data received remains at the same level. When looking at production data quality reports from various states generated using a SAS data quality program, a need for production... Read more

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Under the CDC STD Surveillance Network (SSuN) Part B grant, WA DOH is testing electronic case reporting (eCR) of sexually transmitted infections (STI) from a clinical partner.


We reviewed CCDs (a type of consolidated clinical data architecture (C-CDA) document) shared by... Read more

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Most European countries are facing a continuous increased influx of asylum seekers. Poor living conditions in crowded shelters and refugee camps increase the risk for - outbreaks of - infectious diseases in this vulnerable population. In line with ECDC recommendations, we aim to improve... Read more

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