NSSP Update – January 2022

NSSP Update

A Technical Newsletter for the NSSP Community of Practice | January 2022

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.

Data interoperability


How to Implement Data Interoperability

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has revised public health reporting requirements, including for syndromic surveillance, for participants in the 2022 Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program. Here’s how we can help.

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RStudio Resources

Have you checked out NSSP’s RStudio resources lately? You can use ESSENCE application programming interfaces with the new Rnssp Package.

News syndrome definitions

Developing Syndrome Definitions

NSSP works with health departments and CDC programs to develop and improve syndrome definitions. Also see the NSSP Community of Practice Knowledge Repositoryexternal icon.

Word Cloud Dec 2022

Monthly National-level Free-text ESSENCE Queries

Analysts can exercise a high level of customization by using free-text queries. They can quickly code free-text queries and rapidly respond to outbreaks, disasters, and health events that unfold. These word clouds capture free-text queries from a national perspective.

Mark Your Calendar
Upcoming Events
January 26 NSSP Community of Practice Call (Monthly); 12:00–1:30 PM ET NEW TIME
January 27 NSSP ESSENCE User Group; 3:00–4:00 PM ET
February 2 Syndrome Definition Subcommittee Call (Monthly); 1:00–2:00 PM ET
February 4 Syndromic Surveillance and Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Subcommittee Call (Monthly); 2:00–2:45 PM ET
February 8 NSSP R User Group Call; 2:00–3:00 PM ET
February 11 Data Quality Subcommittee Call (Monthly); 12:00–1:00 PM ET
February 15 NSSP Vendor Patches (Testing and Development); 12:00–8:00 AM ET
February 17 NSSP Vendor Patches (Onboarding and Production); 12:00–8:00 AM ET
February 23 NSSP Community of Practice Call (Monthly); 12:00–1:30 PM ET
February 24 NSSP ESSENCE User Group; 3:00–4:00 PM ET
June 19–23 CSTE 2022 Annual Conferenceexternal icon; Louisville, Kentucky

View more calendar details at the NSSP Community of Practice.external icon

Page last reviewed: January 24, 2022