NBS integrates data from many sources on multiple public health conditions to help local, state, and territorial public health officials identify and track cases of disease over time. This capability allows public health to provide appropriate interventions to help limit the severity and spread of disease.
The following testimonials illustrate how NBS is helping jurisdictions meet their public health surveillance needs.
NBS offers Arkansas Department of Health a cost-efficient and easily customizable system to meet their surveillance needs.
At the Louisiana Department of Health, using NBS has improved workflow, enhanced surveillance efforts, and saved $200,000 per year. Implementation of NBS has given Louisiana greater control over their database and allows easier exporting of and reporting on infectious disease surveillance data.
One of the original beta testers of the NBS system, the Tennessee Department of Health uses NBS to support surveillance activities for a range of conditions, including general communicable diseases, bioterrorism agents, foodborne diseases, and carbon monoxide poisoning. NBS is also used as a surveillance solution for TB, resulting in cost-saving opportunities for the department.