National Electronic Disease Surveillance System


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National Electronic Disease Surveillance System

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NEDSS

A group of linked hardware and software systems administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to foster nationwide data surveillance, analysis, and communication about emerging diseases.
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NEDSS: National Electronic Disease Surveillance System. CDC Solutions; 2007.
Guidance for fiscal year 2001 supplemental funds for epidemiology and laboratory capacity for infectious diseases (ELC) cooperative agreement [ELC supplement A- NEDSSS FY2001: New activities]: National electronic disease surveillance system (NEDSS) activities.
These include the CDC National Electronic Disease Surveillance System, the National Association of County and City Health Officials' Protocol for Assessing Community Excellence in Environmental Health, the Pew Commission report titled America's Environmental Health Gap: Why the Country Needs a Nationwide Health Tracking Network, and the website for Trust for America's Health, a nonprofit group working to protect communities, especially those at high risk for environmental and other public health threats.
Both are components of the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS), * the surveillance and monitoring component of the broader Public Health Information Network (PHIN) initiative.
Although NETSS data have been useful at national and state levels (3), implementing the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS) *, including the NEDSS Base System, might lead to improvement in the reporting of racial/ ethnic data, especially if the data are contained in electronic clinical records that are moved directly into NEDSS components.
ArboNET uses the data and transmission standards defined by the Public Health Information Network (9) and will be incorporated as a modulo into the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS) (10).
Sponsored by CDC and collaborating public health organizations, this conference brings together the various elements involved in the development of public health information systems, including Health Alert Network, BioWatch, the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS), the Epidemic Information Exchange, the many current systems used by both CDC and its partners in surveillance and response activities, and the co-developed or state/locally developed information systems that need to be compatible with PHIN.
CDC, with the collaboration of state and local health departments, is implementing a National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS) to better manage and enhance current surveillance systems and enable the public health community to respond more quickly to public health threats (9).
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