Technical Resource Center

Welcome to the NSSP technical resources page for syndromic surveillance practitioners! These resources will help you bring facilities onboard the BioSense Platform, update your Master Facility Tables, get started using the Platform tools, and comply with HL7 case notifications from mapping guides. If you have questions or would like technical assistance, please contact the Service Deskexternal icon (account required).

Technical Announcement

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)

Changing Age Distribution of the COVID-19 Pandemic — United States, May–August 2020

This article combines syndromic surveillance data from emergency departments, laboratory results, and case data for insight into how the pandemic shifted toward younger age groups.

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Technical Announcement

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)

Changing Age Distribution of the COVID-19 Pandemic — United States, May–August 2020

Algorithms
Technical Announcement

Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) Dispatch

Assessing 3 Outbreak Detection Algorithms in an Electronic Syndromic Surveillance System in a Resource-Limited Setting

Authors evaluated performance of X-bar chart, exponentially weighted moving average, and C3 cumulative sums aberration detection algorithms for acute diarrheal disease syndromic surveillance at naval sites in Peru during 2007–2011. The 3 algorithms’ detection sensitivity was 100%, specificity was 97%–99%, and positive predictive value was 27%–46%. Read more.

Algorithms
New Commercial Lab Data Dictionary
BioSense Commercial Lab Data Dictionary

The new Commercial Lab Data Dictionaryexcel icon includes data elements and processing rules for six commercial (anonymized) laboratories.

New BioSense Platform Access & Management Center (AMC) User Manual
BioSense AMC manual cover

September 2020 update enables access to clinical lab data and mortality data, allows site administrators to add facilities in U.S. Territories, and lets site administrators enter a reason for inactivating a facility into the Master Facility Table. BioSense Platform User Manual for the Access & Management Centerpdf icon

Technical Resource News and Materials

Page last reviewed: October 14, 2020