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Title: A practitioner-driven research agenda for syndromic surveillance

The objective here is to obtain feedback and seek future directions for an ISDS initiative to establish and update research questions in Informatics, Analytics,Communications, and Systems Research with the greatest perceived impact for improving surveillance practice.Introduction Over the past fifteen years, syndromic surveillance (SyS) has evolved from a set of ad hoc methods used mostly in post-disaster settings, then expanded with broad support and development because of bioterrorism concerns, and subsequently evolved to a mature technology that runs continuously to detect and monitor a wide range of health issues. Continued enhancements needed to meet the challenges of novel health threats with increasingly complex information sources will require technical advances focused on day-to-day public health needs.Since its formation in 2005, the International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS) has sought to clarify and coordinate global priorities in surveillance research. As part of a practitioner-driven initiative to identify current research priorities in SyS, ISDS polled its members about capabilities needed by SyS practitioners that could be improved as a result of research efforts. A taskforce of the ISDS Research Committee, consisting of national and global subject matter experts (SMEs) in SyS and ISDS professional staff, carried out the project. This panel will discussmore » the results and the preferred means to determine and communicate priorities in the future.« less
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  1. Univ. of Florida, Tallahassee, FL (United States)
  2. Boston Public Health Commission, Boston, MA (United States)
  3. Univ. of Bern, Bern (Switzerland)
  4. Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab., Laurel, MD (United States)
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Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 1947-2579; 651007
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Online Journal of Public Health Informatics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 9; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 1947-2579
Research Org:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
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