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SYNDROMIC SURVEILLANCE OVERVIEW

Syndromic Surveillance is the relatively new, and rapidly developing, practice of collecting, processing, and analyzing, real time data from electronic health records (EHR) in order to enable Public Health departments to detect and respond to outbreaks and/or public health events more rapidly then was ever imagined before.

Syndromic surveillance provides an early, general view into the health of a community, and can be used as a solid base on which to build a comprehensive surveillance and reporting system. It provides notifications of highly unusual disease complaints in a region, insight into cyclical trends of disease complaints, and a historic baseline for assessment of recent events.

HMS believes that Syndromic Surveillance is a positive first step on the path to full Community Health Surveillance—a more comprehensive initiative that includes surveillance of air and water quality, poison control data, and chronic disease data.