Examples of health data processed real time through EpiCenter include hospital emergency department registrations, ICD-9 (international classification of disease) codes, patient discharge records, electronic lab reports (ELRs), case management files and microbiology lab tests. EpiCenter can be customized with additional data sets, based on the needs of individual public health authorities.
EpiCenter features a number of innovations developed by HMS for its
public health clients. Among them:
-- CLASSIFIERS. EpiCenter includes new and detailed symptom classifiers
(including such examples as influenza-like illness, fever, coughing and
other disease-specific characteristics) that go beyond broader and less
precise syndromic classifications (such as respiratory or
gastrointestinal). Multiple symptoms can be assigned to one syndrome.
EpiCenter also includes a new classifier for traumatic injuries from
car accidents, child abuse, gunshot wounds and similar non-disease
-- ANOMALY INVESTIGATIONS. EpiCenter automatically flags and notifies
users about unusual patterns of health data. In older surveillance
systems, each anomaly had to be investigated individually. EpiCenter
gives users the ability to group anomalies into a single investigation.
EpiCenter also includes workflow tools for public health investigators
to record the progress of their investigations and share tasks and
findings with colleagues and health authorities in other areas.
-- DATA VISUALIZATION. EpiCenter features sophisticated tools to visualize
data about anomalies in map and chart formats. Maps can be created that<
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