syndromic surveillance


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syndromic surveillance

Monitoring the health of a community by searching for specific signs or symptoms present in it. It is a public health strategy used to identify disease trends before they become epidemic, e.g. the first signs or symptoms of bioterrorism.
See also: surveillance
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To address the issues of delayed recognition and intervention inherent in traditional health surveillance, syndromic surveillance programs have been integrated into the health care system at the earliest points of access.
Pacific-wide simplified syndromic surveillance for early warning of outbreaks.
Linear regression models were fitted to assess the degree of correlation between syndromic surveillance ED visit data from the BioSense system and norovirus outbreak activity following an approach that has been described (14).
Continuing to expand enhanced real-time outbreak reporting and syndromic surveillance will enable the magnitude and severity of emergent NoV strains, such as GII.
Syndromic surveillance using ambulatory electronic health records.
With the launch of EpiCenter, we are ushering in a new era for public health, allowing them to move beyond the limited biosurveillance and syndromic surveillance systems to build true community health surveillance programs," said Kevin Hutchison, HMS president and CEO.
Information for syndromic surveillance collected at the clinic or hospital level can help generate village- and district-level alerts.
Reference materials in the service include government mandated guidelines for enhanced universal precautions, syndromic surveillance, quarantine procedures, decontamination procedures, relevant Web links that can quickly and easily be disseminated as well as emergency response tabletop exercises specific for crisis communications during a pandemic.
Emergisoft empowers clinicians and hospital administrators with the ability to electronically document and retrieve complete patient, departmental workflow, and syndromic surveillance data from America's Emergency Departments and Urgent Care Clinics in real-time.
Newer syndromic surveillance approaches have been attempted to improve timeliness by targeting earlier events in the health-seeking pathway and by promoting real-time collection and processing of surveillance data by using modern information technology (3,4).
The company provides emergency department status tracking, patient tracking, mass casualty incident support, syndromic surveillance, hospital bed tracking, credentialing and public health alerting solutions.