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There is a current and pressing need for a test bed of electronic medical records (EMRs) to insure consistent development, validation and verification of public health related algorithms that operate on EMRs. However, access to full EMRs is limited and not generally available to the academic algorithm developers who support the public health community. This(More)
It has been shown that the intracellular cAMP levels were decreased in human malignant astrocytomas. On the other hand, various growth factors and their receptors were found to be overexpressed in these tumors. It is therefore intriguing as to whether there is interplay between the two phenomena in the modulation of the astrocytoma cell growth. In a basal(More)
INTRODUCTION Public health surveillance systems need to be refined. We intend to use a generic approach for early identification of patients with severe influenza-like illness (ILI) by calculating a score that estimates a patients disease-severity. Accordingly, we built the Intelligent Severity Score Estimation Model (ISSEM), structured so that the(More)
The Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-Based Epidemics (ESSENCE) enables health care practitioners to detect and monitor health indicators of public health importance. ESSENCE is used by public health departments in the National Capital Region (NCR); a cross-jurisdictional data sharing agreement has allowed cooperative(More)
The 2009 Presidential Inauguration and H1N1 outbreak called for real-time electronic information-sharing and surveillance across multiple jurisdictions to better understand the health of migrating populations. The InfoShare web application proved to be an efficient tool for users to share disease surveillance information. During both high profile events,(More)
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