Infectious Disease Informatics: Syndromic Surveillance for Public Health and Bio-Defense / Edition 1

Infectious Disease Informatics: Syndromic Surveillance for Public Health and Bio-Defense / Edition 1

by Hsinchun Chen, Daniel Zeng, Ping Yan
     
 

ISBN-10: 1441912770

ISBN-13: 9781441912770

Pub. Date: 12/17/2009

Publisher: Springer US

Computer-based infectious disease surveillance systems are capable of real-time or near real-time detection of serious illnesses and potential bioterrorism agent exposures and represent a major step forward in disease surveillance. Infectious Disease Informatics: Syndromic Surveillance for Public Health and Bio-Defense is an in-depth monograph that analyzes and

Overview

Computer-based infectious disease surveillance systems are capable of real-time or near real-time detection of serious illnesses and potential bioterrorism agent exposures and represent a major step forward in disease surveillance. Infectious Disease Informatics: Syndromic Surveillance for Public Health and Bio-Defense is an in-depth monograph that analyzes and evaluates the outbreak modeling and detection capabilities of existing surveillance systems under a unified framework, and presents the first book-length coverage of the subject from an informatics-driven perspective.

Individual chapters consider the state of the art, including the facilitation of data collection, sharing and transmission; a focus on various outbreak detection methods; data visualization and information dissemination issues; and system assessment and other policy issues. Eight chapters then report on several real-world case studies, summarizing and comparing eight syndromic surveillance systems, including those that have been adopted by many public health agencies (e.g., RODS and BioSense). The book concludes with a discussion of critical issues and challenges, with a look to future directions.

This book is an excellent source of current information for researchers in public health and IT. Government public health officials and private-sector practitioners in both public health and IT will find the most up-to-date information available, and students from a variety of disciplines, including public health, biostatistics, information systems, computer science, and public administration and policy will get a comprehensive look at the concepts, techniques, and practices of syndromic surveillance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441912770
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
12/17/2009
Series:
Integrated Series in Information Systems, #21
Edition description:
2010
Pages:
210
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

SYNDROMIC SURVEILLANCE SYSTEMS.- Infectious Disease Informatics: An Introduction and An Analysis Framework.- Public Health Syndromic Surveillance Systems.- Syndromic Surveillance Data Sources and Collection Strategies.- Data Analysis and Outbreak Detection.- Data Visualization, Information Dissemination, and Alerting.- System Assessment and Evaluation.- SYNDROMIC SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM CASE STUDIES.- BioSense.- RODS.- BioPortal.- ESSENCE.- New York City Syndromic Surveillance Systems.- EARS.- Argus.- HealthMap.- Challenges and Future Directions.

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