Vol. 4: Abstracts from the 2007 Conference of the International Society for Disease Surveillance

Data Acquisition and Processing

Table of Contents

Enabling User-Driven Public Health Analyses through Automated Data Querying
Raj Ashar
The Snow Agent System: A Peer-to-Peer System for Disease Surveillance and Diagnostic Assistance
Johan G. Bellika, Gudleif Aronsen, Monika A. Johansen, Gunnar Hartvigsen, Gunnar S. Simonsen
Automated Data Acquisition: Data Collection and Integration for the Alberta Real-Time Syndromic Surveillance Net (ARTSSN)
Corinne Blair, Bryan Wicentowich, Shihe Fan, James Talbot
Sensitivity and Specificity of an Ngram Method for Classifying Emergency Department Visits into the Respiratory Syndrome in the Turkish Language
Philip Brown, Cem Oktay, Arif Alper Cevik, Isa Kilicaslan, Colin Goodall, Sylvia Halasz, Dennis G. Cochrane, John R. Allegra, Cemal Bilgin, Guy Jacobson, Simon Tse
The Performance of a NGram Classifier for Patients' Chief Complaint Based on a Computerized Pick List Entry and Free Text in an Italian Emergency Department
Philip Brown, Gemma Morabito, Sylvia Halasz, Colin Goodall, Dennis G. Cochrane, Bruno Tartaglino, Mauro Giraudo, Olivia Cerrina, John R. Allegra
Automated Detection of Tuberculosis Using Electronic Medical Record Data
Michael Calderwood, Michael Klompas, Xuanlin Hou, Jessica Malenfant, Gillian Haney, Benjamin Kruskal, Richard Platt
Consultative Meeting on Chief Complaint Classifiers and Standardized Syndromic Definitions
Wendy W. Chapman, John N. Dowling
Investigating Syndromic Peaks Using Remotely Available Electronic Medical Records
Dennis G. Cochrane, John R. Allegra, Jian-Hua Chen, Hwa-Gan Chang
Using the Emergency Medical Text Processor to Standardize Chief Complaints in Boston's Syndromic Surveillance System
Michael Donovan, Julia E. Gunn
Improving Negation Processing in Triage Notes
Amy Ising, Debbie Travers, John Crouch, Anna Waller
Processes for Data Gathering, Assessment and Disease Event Tracking
Cynthia Johnson, Judy Akkina, Camilla Kristensen, Victoria Bridges
The Electronic Support for Public Health (ESP) Project: Automated Detection and Electronic Reporting of Notifiable Diseases
Michael Klompas, Ross Lazarus, Gillian Haney, Xuanlin Hou, James Daniel, Francis Campion, William Dumas, Benjamin Kruskal, Alfred DeMaria, Richard Platt
SurvNet- Electronic Surveillance System for Infectious Disease Outbreaks in Germany
G. Krause, D. Altmann, D. Faensen, K. Schenkel, J. Benzler, T. Pfoch, A. Ammon, M. H. Kramer, H. Claus
Multilingual Chief Complaint Classifier
Hsin-Min Lu, Hsinchun Chen, Daniel Zeng, Chwan-Chuen King, Lea Trujillo, Ken Komatsu
Identifying Syndromic Fingerprints in Reason Fields in Emergency Department or Telehealth Records using N-grams for Similarity Analysis
El Sayed Mahmoud, Deborah A. Stacey
Services Oriented Architectures and Just in Time Deployment of Ad-Hoc Health Surveillance Systems: Lessons from Katrina Relief Efforts
Parsa Mirhaji, Arunkumar Srinivasan, Narendra Kunapareddy, Raouf Arafat
A Controlled Vocabulary for "Reason for Visit" in Ambulatory Encounters
F. Mostashari, N. Soulakis, N. Calman, D. Buckeridge
Monitoring the Vital Signs of Community Health- The Pyramid Syndromic Surveillance Project
James M. Nania, Raymond M. Tansy
An Experimental Fully Automatic Syndromic Surveillance in Japan
Yasushi Ohkusa, Tamie Sugawara, Hiroaki Sugiura, Kazuo Kodama, Takushi Horie, Kiyoshi Kikuchi, Kiyosu Taniguchi, Nobuhiko Okabe
Utilization of the Syndromic Surveillance Framework for Detection of Heat-Related illnesses
Chanteau Orr, Kelly VanBuskirk
Propagating the Effects of Missing Data Sources in a Surveillance System
I. S. Painter, A. Harvey, K. Peterson, P. Tran, Kevin Taylor
Automated Detection of GI Syndrome using Structured and Non-Structured Data from the VA EMR
Brett R. South, Adi V. Gundlapalli, Shobha Phansalkar, Shuying Shen, Sylvain Delisle, Trish Perl, Matthew H. Samore
GUARDIAN: Geographic Utilization of Artificial Intelligence in Real-Time for Disease Identification and Notification
Michael J. Waddell, Shon M. Doseck, Julio C. Silva, Dino P. Rumoro

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