SEDRIC Overview

What is SEDRIC?
  • The System for Enteric Disease Response, Investigation, and Coordination
    • Web-based platform (in the cloud) developed by CDC and Palantir Technologies
    • Facilitates collaborative multistate outbreak investigations of enteric disease
  • SEDRIC is a customized, off-the-shelf web-based software system with four major capabilities
    • Integrate multiple surveillance data sources in real time
    • Visualize outbreak data rapidly in one place
    • Provide a secure platform for partner collaboration
    • Manage a repository of historic surveillance and outbreak data
Who Uses SEDRIC?
  • SEDRIC facilitates secure electronic data-sharing among partners during outbreak investigations
  • Partners currently using SEDRIC are epidemiologists, laboratorians, and regulators from
    • State and local health departments
    • CDC
    • FDA
How Does SEDRIC Work?
  • CDC partners have access to SEDRIC for free
  • Data Visualizations
    • Manage and visualize clusters under investigation
    • Visualize trends in time and space
    • Visualize relationships
  • Data Management
    • Secure data sharing across agencies in real-time
    • Data exploration
    • Integration of future data sources
How Does This Happen?

SEDRIC ingests surveillance data from PulseNet, NARMS, NORS, OMS, EDMI, and Epi Info as well as investigation data from epidemiologists, environmental health, regulatory agencies from state, federal partners. SEDRIC then compiles this information for data exploration, secure sharing, and visualization.

Highlights and Limitations
  • Highlights
    • Intuitive GUI design, easy to learn
    • No software to download, entirely web-based
    • Surveillance data available in almost real-time
    • Multiple surveillance sources available under a single platform (and more being added!)
    • Fast (and pretty!) graphics
    • Secure, real-time data sharing
  • Limitations
    • Not an analytical platform
    • Uni-directional data flow
Important Web Links
New Upgrade, Features, and Data!
  • As of March 12, 2020:
    • SEDRIC upgraded platforms, no longer needing access to Java
    • Added integrations from Epi Info for our National Hypothesis Generating Questionnaire
    • Bulk uploading epidemiological updates has returned
    • Cluster detection
    • Allele Code/PFGE Pattern Crosswalk
    • … and much, much more!
Data Views and Tools
Home Screen
  • Welcome screen where buttons for views and tools can be found
  • Contact user support
  • User documents available
SEDRIC home screen
Explore and Update Outbreaks
  • Look at lists and dashboards of information on events
  • Search across outbreaks
  • Important documents and questionnaires housed in a single location
  • Link to NORS
explore and update outbreaks
Explore and Update Isolates
  • Look at line list views and dashboards of isolate information
  • Answer standard and ad hoc questions
  • Store important documents and questionnaires in a single location
  • Link to NHGQ data
  • Bulk upload of isolates, through a specialized tool
explore and update isolates 1
explore and update isolates 2
Object Explorer
  • Search for anything available in the system
  • Filter, map, sort, dashboards
explore and update isolates 1
explore and update isolates 2
  • Direct linkage to Epi Info Web Surveys, syncs every 2 hours
  • Searchable forms, vehicles, grocery stores
  • Easy view form attached to isolates
Test Results (NARMS)
  • Direct linkage to NARMS, syncs every 2 hours from both phenotypic and predicted genotypic testing
  • Searchable resistance patterns and drugs
  • Easy view form attached to isolates
test Results NARMS 1
test Results NARMS 2
NORS Outbreak
  • All finalized reports now available
  • Searchable from object explorer
  • Full report attached to corresponding outbreaks
NORS outbreak 1
NORS outbreak 2
Tools – Cluster Detection
  • Enables users to set easy parameters to find clusters of isolates based on allele codes
  • Provides exportable listing of isolates for line list generation
Cluster detection 1
Cluster Detection 2
Tools – Allele Code/PFGE Pattern Crosswalk
  • Provides a quick comparison of PFGE patterns under an allele code
  • Provides a quick comparison of allele codes under a PFGE pattern (or pattern combination)
Allele code 1
Allele code 2
Tools – Pathogen Predictor
  • Enter percentage of patients with certain symptoms, get back predicted pathogens to help figure out what testing may need completed
Pathogen Predictor
Tools – Text Analysis
  • Copy and paste, or type, text to get bar charts of word counts
  • Word clouds also available
  • Can remove common words from the analysis
text analysis 1
text analysis 2
Tools – FoodNet Calculator
  • Use the binomial calculation against the static 2006-2007 FoodNet Population Survey dataset to determine statistical significance of a hypothesized vehicle
Foodnet calculator
10 Year Experience
SEDRIC 10 year anniversary
  • Increased speed and efficiency in cluster management and triage
    • Easy, ad-hoc queries at our fingertips
    • Search across surveillance sources
    • Meeting times more effectively utilized
    • Increased efficiency in creating summaries and visualizations for meetings, presentations, publications
  • Empowering state and local epidemiologists, laboratorians, and food safety staff to easily mine and visualize their own surveillance data
  • Collaboration!
Looking Ahead for 2020
  • Incorporation of allele codes for all pathogens, new analysis widgets
  • Integrating COVIS data
  • Integrating Shigella NNDSS data for outbreak response
  • Connection with NCBI Pathogen Detection Pipeline
  • Additional cluster detection tools