NSSP Update – February 2023
A Technical Newsletter for the NSSP Community of Practice | February 2023
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.
Session Attribute IDs ▪ APIs to Pull Facility-Level Metrics ▪ Resources for Machine Learning for Text Analysis and Natural Language Processing
DATA QUALITY CORNER
Data filtering affects data quality. This explanation about NSSP–ESSENCE filters and filter years will help you control for which facilities are included in the analyses.
TECHNICAL RESOURCE CENTER
The Ultimate Guide for Site Administrators and Query Development: Community and Technical Resources includes many “best of” syndromic surveillance resources and practices.
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.