Status of State Electronic Disease Surveillance Systems -- United States, 2007

Dwyer, L.; Foster, K. L.; Safranek, T.
July 2009
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;7/31/2009, Vol. 58 Issue 29, p804
The article presents the status of disease surveillance systems in the U.S. through a 2007 study conducted by the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE). It shows that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) developed the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS), a web-based system that uses standard health information technology (IT) codes to incorporate disease surveillance systems for a more efficient and secure transfer of public health, laboratory and clinical data among health institutions.


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