BioSense 2.0 is the latest version of the BioSense system. It is a streamlined collaborative data-exchange system that enables its users, who have agreed to share health-related data, to track health issues as they develop and to share this information quickly with other public health jurisdictions in the system.
BioSense 2.0 provides a mechanism to collect and share information on emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and other health related data from multiple sources, including the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Department of Defense (DoD), and civilian hospitals from around the country.
Analysis of these data provides insight into the health of communities and the country. Such data are vital to guide decision making and actions by public health agencies at all levels.
BioSense 2.0 was developed and is governed through an active collaboration of CDC, state and local health departments, and other public health partners.