Assessing Best Practices for Grouping and Analyzing Urgent Care Center (UCC) and Emergency Department (ED) Data Sources within Syndromic Surveillance Systems – International Society for Disease Surveillance


Thursday, December 12, 2013; 1:10 – 1:30pm


Grand Ballroom B


Melinda Thomas, Florida Department of Health

Abstract Summary

The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) electronically receives both urgent care center (UCC) data and hospital emergency department (ED) data from health care facilities in 43 of its 67 counties through its Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-based Epidemics (ESSENCE-FL). This project will investigate and describe the differences between the data received from these two sources and provide best practices for grouping and analyzing these data sources.

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Abstract Citation

Online Journal of Public Health Informatics. 2014; 6(1). 

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