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Health Monitoring Systems Releases EpiCenter(TM)
Date:4/15/2008

ves public health users at all levels of government the ability to drill down into unprecedented detail and see patterns of health conditions on the national, state and local levels -- even neighborhood by neighborhood."

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

events.

-- 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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