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Introduction

Welcome to the NSSP Resource Center! We have compiled resources you will need to bring facilities onboard the BioSense Platform, update your Master Facility Tables, get started using the Platform tools, and comply with HL7 case notifications from finalized mapping guides.

If you have questions or would like technical assistance, please contact the Service Desk (account required).

New to syndromic surveillance?

Here are some good ways to start learning.

  • Data Use Agreement (DUA)  (contact the service desk)
  • Facility Checklist
    Facility requirements for onboarding to the BioSense Platform. This version includes numerous links to the Onboarding Guide.
  • Site Checklist
    Site requirements for onboarding to the BioSense Platform. This version includes numerous links to the Onboarding Guide.
  • Legacy Data Validation Template (completed example)
    Template for managing and evaluating data compliance with the PHIN Messaging Guide for Syndromic Surveillance.
    Legacy form has been replaced. Contact NSSP Service Desk to access the new reports online.
  • New Platform Data Validation Template (completed example)
    Contact NSSP Service Desk to access online.
  • Facility BOPA
    Electronic fillable PDF to acknowledge having read about the BioSense Platform onboarding process. For facility use only.
  • Site BOPA
    Electronic fillable PDF to acknowledge having read about the BioSense Platform onboarding process. For site use only.
  • Feed Profile Templates
    Form for submitting contact information. Automated system alerts will be emailed to contacts if an issue needs to be investigated.

CDC, in collaboration with the International Society for Disease Surveillance, has developed and published syndromic surveillance messaging guides. These guides support Meaningful Use programs that employ health information technology to improve the quality and value of American healthcare. To access and use the HL7 implementation guides for the Syndromic Surveillance Meaningful Use objectives, please see the table below.

Document Transaction Standard(s) Used Status
PHIN Messaging Guide for Syndromic Surveillance: Emergency Department, Urgent Care, Inpatient and Ambulatory Care Settings, Release 2.0 (April, 2015)

Erratum to the PHIN Messaging Guide for Syndromic Surveillance: Emergency Department, Urgent Care, Inpatient and Ambulatory Care Settings ADT Messages A01, A03, A04 and A08 Optional ORU^R01 Message Notation for Laboratory Data HL7 Version 2.5.1 (Version 2.3.1 Compatible) Release 2.0 April 21, 2015

PHIN 2.0 Implementation Guide Meaningful Use Clarifying Document (PDF available on NIST Website) new
Sending data from emergency department, urgent, ambulatory care and inpatient settings to public health authorities

 

 

 

 

Certifying 2014 Edition Meaningful Use electronic health record technology

HL7 2.5.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

HL7v2

Published
PHIN Messaging Guide For Syndromic Surveillance: Emergency Department, Urgent Care And Inpatient Settings, Release 1.9 (April 2013) Biosurveillance
(Currently not referenced for EHR certification)
HL7 2.5.1
(Version 2.3.1 Compatible)
This guide is suggested for future Meaningful Use Stages.
Published
PHIN Messaging Guide for Syndromic Surveillance: Emergency Department and Urgent Care Data, Release 1.1 (August 2012),Testing Clarification Release 1.2 (February 2013) Biosurveillance
(ONC Certification Criteria for EHR Technology, 2014 Ed.)
HL7 2.5.1
(Version 2.3.1 Compatible)
Meaningful Use Stage 2 (October 2013 start)
Published
PHIN Messaging Guide for Syndromic Surveillance: Emergency Department and Urgent Care Data, Release 1.1 (August 2012) Biosurveillance
(ONC Certification Criteria for EHR Technology, 2014 Ed.)
HL7 2.5.1
(Version 2.3.1 Compatible)
Meaningful Use Stage 2
(October 2013 start)
Published
PHIN Messaging Guide for Syndromic Surveillance: Emergency Department and Urgent Care Data, Addendum Release 1.1 (August 2012) Biosurveillance
(ONC Certification Criteria for EHR Technology, 2014 Ed.)
HL7 2.5.1
(Version 2.3.1 Compatible)
Meaningful Use Stage 2
(October 2013 start)
Published
PHIN Messaging Guide for Syndromic Surveillance: Emergency Department and Urgent Care Data, Release 1 (October 2011) Biosurveillance
(Suggested for use with EHR Certification 2011 ed.)
HL7 2.5.1
(Version 2.3.1 Compatible)
Published

NSSP has provided graphics with embedded links—called buttons—for syndromic surveillance practitioners to access the  Syndromic Surveillance Community of Practice Portal. Copy and place these buttons on websites and other electronic materials to provide easy access to the Portal and to promote its use.  


Copy the code below for this button:

<a href="https://www.syndromicsurveillance.org"><img src="https://www.cdc.gov/nssp/images/buttons/btn-cop-266x222.jpg" style="width:266px; height:222px; border:0px;" alt="Syndromic Surveillance Community of Practice Portal. Connect. Engage. Explore."/></a>
 

Copy the code below for this button:

<a href="https://www.syndromicsurveillance.org"><img src="https://www.cdc.gov/nssp/images/buttons/btn-cop-180x260.jpg" style="width:180px; height:260px; border:0px;" alt="Syndromic Surveillance Community of Practice Portal. Connect. Engage. Explore."/></a>

The Data Dictionary provides details on data elements stored in NSSP data tables. The ArchiveProcessed table worksheet—one of six worksheets in this document—links to the Public Health Information Network Vocabulary Access and Distribution System (PHIN VADS) website for specific data elements associated with a standard. PHIN VADS is a web-based enterprise vocabulary system for accessing, searching, and distributing vocabularies used in public health and clinical care practice. It promotes the use of standards-based vocabulary to support the exchange of consistent information among public health partners.

No password is required to access document.

Access the NSSP Data Dictionary.

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