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Review Paper: Implementing Syndromic Surveillance: A Practical Guide Informed by the Early Experience
Syndromic surveillance refers to methods relying on detection of individual and population health indicators that are discernible before confirmed diagnoses are made. In particular, prior to theExpand
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A comparison of the completeness and timeliness of automated electronic laboratory reporting and spontaneous reporting of notifiable conditions.
OBJECTIVES We examined whether automated electronic laboratory reporting of notifiable-diseases results in information being delivered to public health departments more completely and quickly than isExpand
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The Indiana network for patient care: an integrated clinical information system informed by over thirty years of experience.
Presented in this article is the Indiana Network for Patient Care, an integrated citywide medical record system that promotes health quality by enabling efficient access to clinical information. ItExpand
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Application of Information Technology: A Context-sensitive Approach to Anonymizing Spatial Surveillance Data: Impact on Outbreak Detection
OBJECTIVE The use of spatially based methods and algorithms in epidemiology and surveillance presents privacy challenges for researchers and public health agencies. We describe a novel method forExpand
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Research Paper: Detection of Pediatric Respiratory and Diarrheal Outbreaks from Sales of Over-the-counter Electrolyte Products
OBJECTIVE To determine whether sales of electrolyte products contain a signal of outbreaks of respiratory and diarrheal disease in children and, if so, how much earlier a signal relative to hospitalExpand
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Syndromic surveillance: STL for modeling, visualizing, and monitoring disease counts
BackgroundPublic health surveillance is the monitoring of data to detect and quantify unusual health events. Monitoring pre-diagnostic data, such as emergency department (ED) patient chiefExpand
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A Visual Analytics Approach to Understanding Spatiotemporal Hotspots
As data sources become larger and more complex, the ability to effectively explore and analyze patterns among varying sources becomes a critical bottleneck in analytic reasoning. Incoming dataExpand
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All health care is not local: an evaluation of the distribution of Emergency Department care delivered in Indiana.
The Emergency Department (ED) delivers a major portion of health care - often with incomplete knowledge about the patient. As such, EDs are particularly likely to benefit from a health informationExpand
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Electronic laboratory data quality and the value of a health information exchange to support public health reporting processes.
There is increasing interest in leveraging electronic health data across disparate sources for a variety of uses. A fallacy often held by data consumers is that clinical data quality is homogeneousExpand
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Data visualization speeds review of potential adverse drug events in patients on multiple medications
Patients on multiple medications are at increased risk for adverse drug events. While physicians can reduce this risk by regularly reviewing the side-effect profiles of their patients' medications,Expand
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