Critical access hospitals, hospitals, eligible providers.
Syndromic surveillance is the collection and analysis of health data about a clinical syndrome that has a major impact on the health of the population. Health data is collected and analyzed to detect syndromes. Specific areas of critical impact on public health can then be detected.
The Department collects near real-time data from the discharge records of emergency room departments. We started this system in 2009 to:
The Department has developed a system for syndromic surveillance of inpatients. The goals of this system are to improve two things: current abilities for surveillance; and the effective practice of public health in Nebraska. The surveillance project helps to:
SSEDON collects and analyzes syndromic data from healthcare facilities in Nebraska. SSEDON consists of patient information (without personal identifiers) and various tools to analyze that health data. A secure path is utilized for automatic HL7 data to be sent from the health care facility to SSEDON.
Please see the links below to learn more about electronic reporting of syndromic surveillance.