Application of Information Technology: Technical Description of RODS: A Real-time Public Health Surveillance System

@article{Tsui2003ApplicationOI,
  title={Application of Information Technology: Technical Description of RODS: A Real-time Public Health Surveillance System},
  author={Fu-Chiang Tsui and Jeremy U. Espino and Virginia M. Dato and Per H. Gesteland and Judith Hutman and Michael M. Wagner},
  journal={Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA},
  year={2003},
  volume={10 5},
  pages={399-408}
}
This report describes the design and implementation of the Real-time Outbreak and Disease Surveillance (RODS) system, a computer-based public health surveillance system for early detection of disease outbreaks. Hospitals send RODS data from clinical encounters over virtual private networks and leased lines using the Health Level 7 (HL7) message protocol. The data are sent in real time. RODS automatically classifies the registration chief complaint from the visit into one of seven syndrome… CONTINUE READING

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