Saturday, September 3, 2011

Distribute and BioSense - Query Health Summer Concert Series

The Distribute project was initiated by the International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS) in 2006 to pilot influenza-like illness (ILI) monitoring using data aggregated from syndromic surveillance systems operated by state and local health departments. In 2009, following the first wave of H1N1 influenza pandemic, it was rapidly expanded to enhance ILI surveillance, covering approximately one-third of US emergency department visits. Staff from the CDC (BioSense program and Influenza Division) and the Public Health Informatics Institute (PHII) supported ISDS during the Distribute scale-up, including assisting with outreach and direct technical support to health departments, and in providing timely analysis. Approximately half of the sites currently contributing ILI data to Distribute come through BioSense or linking health departments syndromic surveillance systems to CDC.  David Buckeridge presents.

BioSense is a program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that tracks health problems as they evolve and provides public health officials with the data, information and tools they need to better prepare for and coordinate responses to safeguard and improve the health of the American people. By November 2011, the redesigned BioSense (or BioSense 2.0) will develop a community-controlled environment (architecturally distributed in a cloud-based model) that state and local health departments can access to support potential expansions of their syndromic surveillance systems under the Meaningful Use program. By integrating local and state-level data into a cohesive “picture,” the BioSense Program will improve its utility for state and local users.  Taha Kass-Hout presents.

Query Health - Distribute & BioSense Presentations from S&I Framework on Vimeo.

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