Instructions of ILI-S R Code

Follow these instructions on how to run ILI R code on your BioSense data locker using R studio.


October 13, 2017

Advanced Querying Features for Disease Surveillance Systems

Automated disease surveillance systems that analyze data by syndrome categories have been used to look for outbreaks of disease for about 10 years. Most of these systems notify users of increases in the prevalence of reports in syndrome categories and allow users to view patient level data related to the increase. For most situations this level of investigation is sufficient, but occasionally a more dynamic level of control is required to properly understand an emerging illness in a community.

July 30, 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

Rapid Processing of Ad-Hoc Queries against Large Sets of Time Series

Time series analysis is very common in syndromic surveillance. Large scale biosurveillance systems typically perform thousands of time series queries per day: for example, monitoring of nationwide over-thecounter (OTC) sales data may require separate time series analyses on tens of thousands of zip codes. More complex query types (e.g. queries over various combinations of patient age, gender, and other characteristics, or spatial scans performed over all potential disease clusters) may require millions of distinct queries.

July 30, 2018


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