Navigation Links
Pittsburgh Life Sciences Company Using Community Health Surveillance Platform to Track H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)
Date:5/4/2009

PITTSBURGH, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Monitoring Systems (HMS) is a Pittsburgh-based company pioneering a new field in the healthcare information technology arena: Community Health Surveillance. HMS is currently supporting state and local public health departments as they work to monitor the H1NI Flu (Swine Flu). HMS has been working continuously to help track and characterize the outbreak of H1N1 since the first cases in the United States were reported in April 2009.

HMS provides federal, state, local and regional public health and health care organizations [with the means to collect and analyze admission data from hospital emergency rooms (ERs)] in various regions around the United States. The data is aggregated using the HMS EpiCenter(TM) software service and measured against baselines (customized by region) for time and day using statistical filters that incorporate predictive algorithms and probabilistic modeling.

HMS is responding to the H1N1 Flu concern by working with public health officials to customize and increase the surveillance capabilities of the EpiCenter(TM) software service in the face of a pandemic. HMS Chief Technical Officer Jim Durrell explains, "Our researchers are developing techniques to track patients from the moment they access hospital care through the point that they are diagnosed. This includes patients who are seeking treatment because they are concerned about exposure to the virus and those who have influenza-like symptoms."

HMS EpiCenter(TM) is currently providing real-time public health information by gathering data from 350 hospitals in 15 states - acting like a "forecaster" for the spread of disease. This includes service to some of the areas first hit by the H1N1 scare, including Ohio and northern New Jersey.

"The public health professionals we serve are taking the outbreak of H1N1 very seriously and are working incredibly hard to understand what is happening and how it affects each of our communities," said Kevin Hutchison, CEO of HMS. Hutchison added, "We have been responding to a high volume of calls from public health officials from across the United States at all hours of the day and night. Their diligence and commitment to our health and safety is exemplary."

About Health Monitoring Systems (HMS)

HMS is helping detect, pinpoint and understand real-time and emerging health and safety issues on a local, regional, state and federal basis. Armed with up-to-date and reliable data about outbreaks and patterns of disease, crime and other health and safety developments, including possible bioterrorism, government health officials, hospital staff and pharmaceutical industry managers are empowered to act proactively in the protection of public health and safety. www.hmsinc.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. R. P. Simmons Family Foundation Pledges $2 Million for New Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Campus
2. LodgeNet Deploys Customized Kid Friendly Solution With Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
3. Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh psychiatrist receives prestigious NIH award
4. Super Bowl Champion, Pro Bowler and Pittsburgh Steeler Alan Faneca to Host Sixth Annual Bid for Hope Auction
5. Cardiac Science Applauds Mass AED Training of Pittsburgh Educators
6. An Innovation in Health Care Opens at CVS/pharmacy Stores in Pittsburgh
7. University of Pittsburghs Martire wins the Gerontological Society of Americas 2007 Baltes Award
8. The Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse Announces New Chairman of the Board
9. New Bayer, United Nations Partnership Brings International Environment and Art Competition to Pittsburgh-Area Elementary and Middle Schools
10. Pittsburgh Ringing in New Year with Environmentally Friendly Ball
11. Pennsylvania Department of Aging Plans Town Meetings in Clarion and Pittsburgh to Gather Input for New State Plan on Aging
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... 2017 , ... “Christmas in Suffolk”: a story of love, secrets, and ... in Lafayette, Indiana where she works in a daycare and looks for inspiration in ... by Christian Faith Publishing, Sara Seymour’s new book is an adventure of love and ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... January 20, 2017 , ... “Knowledge is God’s Lighthouse”: ... faith. “Knowledge is God’s Lighthouse” is the creation of published author, Gene Gaapf, a ... poetry collections. , “I have been writing since high school and have many ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... , ... “God's Miracle Man: Against All Odds”: an inspiring affirmation of ... Keith C. A. Tucker, son of Minister Delores Pinnock and a Jamaican native who ... Hardy , “While sitting up in bed, I felt a pounding headache. It was ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... January 19, 2017 , ... Aerolib Healthcare ... for Clinical and Regulatory education for Physicians, Physician Advisors, Case managers, Utilization ... methodology of Disease Specific Documentation Improvement. , The Aerolib Learning Management System ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... January 19, 2017 , ... ... 5,000 SF expansion and facility enhancement of their 503A compounding pharmacy located in ... the growing demand of physicians and patients throughout the United States for high-quality ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/19/2017)... , Jan. 19, 2017   Science Exchange ... excited to announce that the first five replication ...  (RP:CB) have been published in eLife today. Despite ... represents the first practical evaluation of reproducibility rates ... reproducible studies. Unlike other assessments of reproducibility, the ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... January 18, 2017 , , Marks E-QURE ... distribution agreement, following similar agreements in Israel ... Wound care is $2 5 billion ... E-QURE Corp. (OTCQB: EQUR), a leader in medical devices for the treatment of ... Médica Equipos Médicos S.A.S. (TeckMedica) in Colombia for the ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... The drug delivery technology market is projected ... 1,179.20 billion in 2016, at a CAGR of 7.2% ... diseases, increasing demand for biologics, technological advancements, and new ... this market. Whereas, self-administration & home care and rising ... opportunities for players operating in this market. On the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: