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Surveillance / Informatics: Practice & Implementation
The Surveillance Practice and Implementation Subcommittee covers practical surveillance issues, including changes to CDC’s Nationally Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS), reportable conditions, surveillance methods, and syndromic surveillance. Workgroups and recent discussion topics include:
  • Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records
  • Antibiotic Resistance Reporting
  • CSTE-CDC Joint State Reportable Conditions Assessment (SRCA)
  • Development of a Reportable Conditions Knowledge Management System
  • Capturing travel-related information in electronic surveillance systems
Review of and Recommendations for the National Notifiable Disease Surveillance System: A State and Local Health Department Perspective
This report details findings and recommendations from a 2012 review of the needs and perspectives of state and local health departments concerning infectious disease surveillance in the NNDSS. Information for this review was collected from state and local health department staff through a preconference workshop at the 2012 CSTE Annual Conference, responses to CSTE’s 2012 NEDSS Assessment, input from a 15-member guidance team, and site visits. The review found that most states are satisfied with their NEDSS solutions and do not plan to change solutions in the near future, although important NNDSS-related issues remain. Recommendations to CDC include the need for a better change-control process with increased communications with surveillance partners and improved mechanisms for gathering input from state and local health departments about development and maintenance of surveillance systems.
For more information about the Surveillance Practice and Implementation Subcommittee, please contact Meredith Lichtenstein. Click here to view other Surveillance/Informatics Steering Committee activities.
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