SDP Content-Based Routing Service

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State and local health departments are busy tracking and monitoring illness, injuries, and outbreaks. Those that collect such data submit it to CDC in multiple ways through multiple disease surveillance systems.

The Content-Based Routing Service cuts down on this work—enabling health departments to send data transmissions to a single receiving point and to combine related data into consolidated data feeds for CDC programs. A shared information technology service, working behind the scenes at CDC, automatically examines the data, and securely sends it to the correct programs across the agency.

The service initially focused on routing disease case notification messages to the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS) and Emerging Infections Program (EIP).

How It Works

  • Step 1 – Data Submission: Health departments submit data to CDC.
  • Step 2 – Computer Inspects and Sorts Data: CDC’s Content-Based Routing Service looks at data and routes it to the appropriate CDC programs or systems.
  • Step 3 – Sender is Contacted: If issues prevent delivery of data, the sender will be contacted to resolve the problem and resubmit.
  • Step 4 – Data Used to Protect People: CDC or state disease detectives use data to update alerts, recommendations, or implement targeted programs to protect the American public.

Getting Started

If you are interested in learning more about how the Surveillance Data Platform Content-Based Routing Service can help your program with message routing, data transformation, or message testing and validation capabilities, please use the Ask Questions button below.

Content-Based Routing Value Diagram
Content-based Routing Value Diagram
  • Reduces reporting burden by providing public health partners a single point of transmission of surveillance data to the CDC.
  • Improves efficiency by routing a single message to multiple CDC programs.
  • Harmonizes data submission efforts across CDC and public health partners.
  • Provides an IT foundation that can be built upon in the future to gain more efficiencies.
  • Using the Service: A Salmonella ExamplePublic health partners currently submit salmonellosis case notifications to two different programs that need this time-sensitive data: the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS) and the Emerging Infections Program (EIP).  With the SDP Content-Based Routing service, instead of sending separate messages to NNDSS and EIP, public health professionals on the front lines send one message. Behind the scenes at CDC, the service examines the message and sends it to both systems that need the information it contains. The result = Technology Trims Tasks FASTER: Public health partners do less work to report the Salmonella case, reducing burden SMARTER:  A streamlined flow of information on the Salmonella case for the people who need it BETTER:  More effective Salmonella case reporting
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