NSSP Update – February 2021
A Technical Newsletter for the NSSP Community of Practice | February 2021
The National Syndromic Surveillance Program issues NSSP Update monthly to share the latest Community of Practice activities, technical and program updates, and ways in which syndromic surveillance is improving public health.
ACEP Dashboard Helps Physicians Visualize ED COVID Data
Here’s one example of how data can be publicly shared without compromising patient confidentiality. The American College of Emergency Physicians’ dashboard uses syndromic data to show concurrent effects of COVID and influenza. See national data or drill down to see regions. Read more.
Updated Query for COVID-19 Vaccine-Associated Adverse Event Surveillance ▪ New Laboratory Keyword Syndromes ▪ Sites Begin Using Mortality Data ▪ More Onboarding Questions Answered
COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE
Tell us what you think. We need feedback on new chief complaint/discharge diagnosis categories and volunteers to test enhancements for the Access & Management Center. Also, new workgroups are being formed, so now’s the time to engage!
New syndrome definitions in ESSENCE follow: CDC COVID-Specific DD v1, ILI Syndrome Neg Coronavirus DD v1, ILI CCDD Neg Coronavirus DD v1, and Intimate Partner Violence. Fact sheets will be added to the NSSP Community of Practice Knowledge Repository.
Updates have been made to CLI CC with CLI DD and Coronavirus DD v1, CLI CC with CLI DD and Coronavirus DD v2, and CDC Coronavirus DD v1.
NSSP Team Contributes to Research and Education
Ours scientists, analysts, and epidemiologists promote syndromic surveillance and educate others by publishing in MMWRs, journals, and books on public health.
These publications have been consolidated here.
NSSP Participation Map
NSSP is exploring how to better communicate the coverage provided by syndromic surveillance emergency department (ED) data. This map shows U.S. counties with emergency care facilities that participate in NSSP.
This will replace the measure based on the proportion of ED visits captured.
TECHNICAL RESOURCE CENTER
Onboarding Guides and Job Aids Online
Onboarding is a collaborative process. We can help you figure out what support you’ll need, test and validate messages, and prepare your facilities for connectivity. We’ve put together onboarding guides and easy-to-follow job aids to simplify the process.
Visit NSSP’s Technical Resource Center, “Onboarding.”
|February 10||Race and Ethnicity Data Quality Improvement Workgroup; 3:00–4:00 PM ET|
|February 12||Data Quality Subcommittee Call (Monthly); 12:00–1:00 PM ET|
|February 16||NSSP Vendor Patches in Testing and Development Environments; 12:00–8:00 AM ET|
|February 16||NSSP Community of Practice Call (Monthly); 3:00–4:30 PM ET|
|February 18||NSSP Vendor Patches in Onboarding and Production Environments; 12:00–8:00 AM ET|
|March 3||Syndrome Definition Subcommittee Call (Monthly); 1:00–2:00 PM ET|
|March 5||Syndromic Surveillance and Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Subcommittee Call (Monthly); 2:00–2:45 PM ET|
|March 10||Race and Ethnicity Data Quality Improvement Workgroup; 3:00–4:00 PM ET|
|March 12||Data Quality Subcommittee Call (Monthly); 12:00–1:00 PM ET|
|March 16||NSSP Community of Practice Call (Monthly); 3:00–4:30 PM ET|
View more calendar details at the NSSP Community of Practice.