Barry Rhodes

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PURPOSE OF REVIEW The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently transitioned from ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) surveillance to ventilator-associated event (VAE) surveillance in adult inpatient settings. Since the transition, several modifications have been made to improve surveillance methods, and there is a growing body of data(More)
BACKGROUND BioSense is the US national automated biosurveillance system. Data regarding chief complaints and diagnoses are automatically pre-processed into 11 broader syndromes (e.g., respiratory) and 78 narrower sub-syndromes (e.g., asthma). The objectives of this report are to present the types of illness and injury that can be studied using these data(More)
The Public Health Information Network Messaging System (henceforth, PHINMS) is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) implementation of the ebXML 2.0 messaging standards [EbXML]. This system was developed for the purpose of secure and reliable messaging over the Internet. This software has been widely deployed by CDC and its public health(More)
In this paper we describe a prototype application for real time BioSense message analysis and classification using an intelligent reasoning platform for the distribution of and collaboration between intelligent system components and a common domain knowledgebase provided by the OntoReason Public Health On-tology (OTR Ontology). The purpose of the prototype(More)
In this paper we describe a prototype application for real time BioSense message analysis and classification using a Protégé public health ontology built on an HL7 Version 3 Restricted Message Information Model (RMIM) and incorporated as the core component of a model driven, services based architecture.
Biosurveillance and disease surveillance systems serve different purposes. However, the richness and quality of an existing data stream and infrastructure used in biosurveillance may prove beneficial for any state-based electronic disease surveillance system, especially if an electronic laboratory data feed does not exist between a hospital and state-based(More)
Wi-Fi devices operated inside a metallic enclosure have been investigation in the recent years. A motivation for this study is to investigate wave propagation inside an enclosed environment such as elevator, car, aircraft, and spacecraft. There are performances and safety concerns when RF transmitters are used inside a metallic enclosed environment. In this(More)
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