Puget Sound Infectious Disease Tracking System
Final rept. 1 Mar 2004-28 Feb 2007
FOUNDATION FOR HEALTH CARE QUALITY SEATTLE WA
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This study is a community-based observational study in conjunction with local public health authorities across a multi-jurisdictional region. Purpose To develop usable useful syndromic surveillance capabilities that would improve CON US force protection and support local public health authorities. The aim was to integrate multi-jurisdictional civilian health care data sources with military data to facilitate force protective surveillance. Scope The work determined the feasibility of clinical data reporting in a variety of settings and implementation models relative utility of data gathered for both surveillance and detection and developed feasible technical and policy approaches to implement bi-directional data exchange between civilian and military health systems. Major findings to date The difficulties in the development of public health informatics systems that impact multiple jurisdictions are primarily organizational and political in nature. We found both the technical and organizational development can in proceed parallel if sufficient flexibility is built into the technical architecture. Up-to-date report - resultssignificance Development of a formal reference document charter that enabled cross-jurisdictional cooperation in organizing a multi-jurisdictional surveillance. Designed developed and installed a state of the art syndromic surveillance system for both local health jurisdictions with major military installations Kitsap and Pierce - and WA Department of Health.
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