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Disease Surveillance

A Public Health Informatics Approach

Wiley, J,
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An up-to-date and comprehensive treatment of biosurveillancetechniques
With the worldwide awareness of bioterrorism and drug-resistantinfectious diseases, the need for surveillance systems toaccurately detect emerging epidemicsis essential for maintainingglobal safety. Responding to these issues, Disease Surveillancebrings together fifteen eminent researchers in the fields ofmedicine, epidemiology, biostatistics, and medical informatics todefine the necessary elements of an effective disease surveillanceprogram, including research, development, implementation, andoperations. The surveillance systems and techniques presented inthe text are designed to best utilize modern technology, manageemerging public health threats, and adapt to environmentalchanges.
Following a historical overview detailing the need for diseasesurveillance systems, the text is divided into the following threeparts:
* Part One sets forth the informatics knowledge needed toimplement a disease surveillance system, including a discussion ofdata sources currently used in syndromic surveillance systems.
* Part Two provides case studies of modern disease surveillancesystems, including cases that highlight implementation andoperational difficulties as well as the successes experienced byhealth departments in the United States, Canada, Europe, andAsia.
* Part Three addresses practical issues concerning the evaluationof disease surveillance systems and the education of futureinformatics and disease surveillance practitioners. It alsoassesses how future technology will shape the field of diseasesurveillance.
This book's multidisciplinary approach is ideal for publichealth professionals who need to understand all the facets within adisease surveillance program and implement the technology needed tosupport surveillance activities. An outline of the componentsneeded for a successful disease surveillance system combined withextensive use of case studies makes this book well-suited as atextbook for public health informatics courses


Titel: Disease Surveillance
Autoren/Herausgeber: Joseph S. Lombardo, David L. Buckeridge
Ausgabe: 1. Auflage

ISBN/EAN: 9780470131879

Seitenzahl: 416
Produktform: E-Book
Sprache: Englisch

Joseph S. Lombardo, MS, is Program Manager for BioInformation Systems in the National Security Technology Departmentat The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. He isthe Director of the JHU/APL Center of Excellence in Public HealthInformatics.
David L. Buckeridge, MD, PhD, is Assistant Professor anda Canadian Research Chair in the Department of Epidemiology,Biostatistics, and Occupational Health at McGill University. Hisresearch interests include public health informatics andsurveillance systems, outbreak simulation, and the influence ofsurveillance information on decision-making in public health.

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