Utility of System Generated Syndromic Surveillance Alerts to Detect Reportable Disease Outbreaks
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Eggers, C., Kite-Powell, A., & Hamilton, J. (2013). Utility of System Generated Syndromic Surveillance Alerts to Detect Reportable Disease Outbreaks. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics, 5(1). https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v5i1.4547

Abstract

In light of recent outbreaks of pertussis, the ability of Florida Department of Health's (FDOH) Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-based Epidemics (ESSENCE-FL) to detect emergent disease outbreaks was examined. Florida's syndromic surveillance system, ESSENCE-FL, has the capacity to monitor reportable disease case data from Merlin, the Bureau of Epidemiology's secure web-based reporting and epidemiologic analysis system. In this study we determine the utility of ESSENCE-FL system generated disease alerts originally designed for use with emergency department chief complaint data to reportable disease data to assist in timely detection of outbreaks to promote appropriate response measures.
https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v5i1.4547
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