Utility of Syndromic Surveillance Using Novel Clinical Data Sources

Rebecca Zwickl, Charles Ishikawa, Laura C. Streichert


Discusses the current state of syndromic surveillance using inpatient and ambulatory clinical data in the United States and the potential utility of the data. The Meaningful Use Stages 2 and 3 regulations incentivize the use of these data sources. Existing systems effectively perform a range of activities from influenza-like illness surveillance to heart disease risk factor surveillance. With further development, ambulatory and inpatient data could become an integral part of syndromic surveillance practice.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v5i1.4488

Online Journal of Public Health Informatics * ISSN 1947-2579 * http://ojphi.org