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Held September 13, 2018.

Aaron Kite-Powell, M.S., from CDC and Wayne Loschen, M.S., from JHU-APL were available during this 60-minute session to provide updates on the ESSENCE platform as well as tips and tricks to make it more useful for members. Attendees came prepared with questions... Read more

Content type: Webinar

Icy weather events increase the risk for injury from falls on untreated or inadequately treated surfaces. These events often result in ED visits, which represents a significant public health and economic impact1. The goal of this project was to start the process toward an evaluation of the... Read more

Content type: Abstract

Maryland utilizes ESSENCE for identification of emerging public health threats, including non-fatal overdoses. Synthetic cannabinoids are heterogeneous psychoactive compounds identified as substances of abuse [1]. In March 2018, the Illinois Department of Public Health received reports of... Read more

Content type: Abstract

The National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP) Team hosted the 3rd webinar of its Fall 2020 New Site Onboarding Window on November 16, 2020. The webinar orients viewers to the Access & Management Center (AMC), AMC Data Access Rules, and ESSENCE.

View the recording of the webinar ... Read more

Content type: Webinar

Accurate and timely reporting of animal rabies test results and potential human exposures is necessary to guide case management and define rabies epidemiology. Accordingly, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (NDHHS) collaborated with Kansas State University Rabies Laboratory (KSU-... Read more

Content type: Case Study

This presentation will focus on how to build ad-hoc queries in ESSENCE.  In addition to teaching the basic mechanics of building queries, the presentation will explore advanced techniques for building complex queries to find specific case definitions in the data.

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Wayne... Read more

Content type: Webinar

Healthcare data, including emergency department (ED) and outpatient health visit data, are potentially useful to the public health community for multiple purposes, including programmatic and surveillance activities. These data are collected through several mechanisms, including administrative... Read more

Content type: Abstract

Syndromic surveillance systems are large and complex technology projects that increasingly require large investments of financial and political capital to be sustainable. What was once a minor surveillance tool in the mid-2000s has evolved into a program that is regarded as valuable to public... Read more

Content type: Abstract

Presented November 31, 2017 by the Oregon Poison Center and Oregon Public Health Division Monitoring.

Presenters:

Sandy Giffin, RN, MS, Director, Oregon Poison Center

Laurel Boyd, MPH, ESSENCE Epidemiologist, Oregon Public Health Division

Content type: Webinar

Standard syndrome definitions for ED visits in ESSENCE rely on chief complaints. Visits with more words in the chief complaint field are more likely to match syndrome definitions. While using ESSENCE, we observed geographic differences in chief complaint length, apparently related to differences... Read more

Content type: Abstract

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