AMC and ESSENCE Orientation - NSSP New Site Onboarding Window (Fall 2020) Webinar #3

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 here.

February 10, 2021

Kick Off - NSSP New Site Onboarding Window (Fall 2020) Webinar #1

The NSSP Team hosted a New Site Onboarding webinar on October 6, 2020 to welcome new sites to the BioSense Platform and share necessary information pertaining to the onboarding process. The webinar included presentations on the following: 

October 20, 2020

Data Flow and Data Quality - NSSP New Site Onboarding Window (Fall 2020) Webinar #2

The National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP) Team hosted the 2nd webinar of its Fall 2020 New Site Onboarding Window on October 27, 2020. The webinar focuses on data ingestion into the NSSP BioSense Platform and data quality checks and reports.

View the recording of the webinar here.

February 10, 2021

Enhancing Surveillance on the BioSense Platform through Improved Onboarding Processes

In 2017, the National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP) continued to expand as a national scope data source with over 6,500 facilities registered on the BioSense Platform, including 4,000 active, 1,800 onboarding, and 700 planned or inactive facilities. 2,086 of the active facilities are Emergency Departments across 49 sites in 41 states. The growth of data available in NSSP has been driven by continued enhancements to tools and processes used by the NSSP Onboarding Team.

January 21, 2018

Streamling Syndromic Surveillance Submission on a Dime: Oregon’s Experience

In 2012, the Oregon Public Health Division (OPHD) took advantage of the opportunity created by Meaningful Use, a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Incentive Program, to implement statewide syndromic surveillance. The Oregon syndromic surveillance project, or Oregon ESSENCE, began accepting MUcompliant HL7 2.5.1 data in late 2013. Early onboarding efforts were labor-intensive and led to the creation of a testing queue.

August 10, 2017

Towards Self Validation: Progress and Roadmap for Automating the Validation of BioSense Partner Facilities

One of the greatest hurdles for BioSense Onboarding is the process of validating data received to ensure it contains Data Elements of Interest (DEOI) needed for syndromic surveillance. Efforts to automate this process are critical to meet existing and future demands for facility onboarding requests as well as provide a foundation for data quality assurance efforts. By automating the validation process, BioSense hopes to:

1. Reduce costs associated with the iterative validation process.

2. Improve BioSense response times for assistance with onboarding.

September 19, 2017

An Open Source Quality Assurance Tool for HL7 v2 Syndromic Surveillance Messages

The CMS EHR Incentive Programs include a measure for meaningful use of EHR systems for submitting syndromic surveillance messages to public health. The Stage 2 measure defines the standard for transmission to be HL7 v2.5.1 Admit/Discharge/Transfer messages according to the PHIN Messaging Guide for Syndromic Surveillance and Conformance Clarification for EHR Certification of Electronic Syndromic Surveillance, Addendum to PHIN Messaging Guide for Syndrome Surveillance. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) provides an online testing tool for validating messages.

August 22, 2017

KS Onboarding Presentation

These slides provide an overview of the onboarding process for jurisdictions in Kansas supplying data for BioSense. This presentation emphasizes steps needed to improve data quality.

October 29, 2017

National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP) BioSense Onboarding Workgroup - Report

Objective

To share best practices for onboarding amongst community members in the interest of improving onboarding efforts nationally.

October 29, 2017

TN Onboarding Presentation

These slides summarize the process in Tennessee for onboarding hospitals' syndromic surveillance data into BioSense.

October 29, 2017

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