Aaron Kite-Powell

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OBJECTIVES To describe the outcomes of a collaborative response of federal, state, county, and local agencies in conducting syndromic surveillance and delivering medical care to persons affected by the storm through the use of mobile medical units. METHODS Nine mobile medical vans were staffed with medical personnel to deliver care in communities affected(More)
BACKGROUND A seroprevalence survey carried out in four counties in the Tampa Bay area of Florida provided an estimate of cumulative incidence of infection due to the 2009 influenza A (H1N1) as of the end of that year's pandemic in the four counties from which seroprevalence data were obtained Methods. Excess emergency department (ED) visits for(More)
The International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS) celebrates its 10th annual meeting with the arrival of the 2011 ISDS Annual Conference, ‘Building the Future of Public Health Surveillance’. This milestone in the Society’s history is punctuated not only by the achievements of the disease surveillance community but also by the promise of what lies(More)
1Division of Health Informatics and Surveillance, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA; 2Communicable Disease Epidemiology & Immunizations Section, Public Health – Seattle & King County, Seattle, WA, USA; 3Division of Integrated Biosurveillance, Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center, Baltimore, MD, USA; 4International Society of(More)
Methods This project compared EpiCom posts and HealthMap alerts in Florida for similarities in timing for outbreaks from January 1, 2009 to August 31, 2013. The project assessed sensitivity and timeliness of HealthMap, whether both sources captured the outbreak, and which source’s post was earlier. HealthMap alert date was compared to EpiCom’s post date and(More)
Introduction The US Department of Health and Human Services has mandated that after October 1, 2015, all HIPAA covered entities must transition from using International Classification of Diseases version 9 (ICD9) codes to using version 10 (ICD-10) codes (www.cms.gov). This will impact public health surveillance entities that receive, analyze, and report(More)
Objective The objective of this project was to develop visualizations and tools for public health users to determine the quality of their surveillance data. Users should be able to determine or be warned when significant changes have occurred to their data streams, such as a hospital converting from a free-text chief complaint to a pick list. Other data(More)
Introduction A seroprevalence survey carried out in four counties in the Tampa Bay area of Florida (Hillsborough, Pinellas, Manatee and Pasco) provided an estimate of cumulative incidence of infection due to the 2009 influenza A (H1N1) as of the end of that year’s pandemic (1). During the pandemic, high-level decison-makers wanted timely, credible forecasts(More)