An Introduction to Syndromic Surveillance for Clinicians and Public Health Practitioners

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This video introduces the viewer to the basics of syndromic surveillance and offers a high-level overview of the many uses of this public health tool. Topics covered in this training include:
1. Definition of Syndromic Surveillance
2. Types of data sources (admit, discharge, chief complaint, EMS, poison control center, etc.)
3. Strengths and Limitations
4. Examples of use:
      tracking flu season
      weather related events (hurricanes, wild fires)
      mass gathering surveillance
      opioid response
      as a component of emergency response
      as an information source to improve worksite wellness/safety preparedness exercise
5. Privacy, Confidentiality, HIPAA
6. Syndromic Surveillance Use for the Clinical World
7. Overview of NSSP/BioSense Platform- updated map, next steps
8. ISDS CoP-explain the community and how to get involved; Knowledge Repository
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