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With the increased use of electronic records and greater computer capacity , local public health has expanded the use of syndromic surveillance within their disease control programs.
Many evaluations have shown the variation in practices across public health units, and there are few prospective studies of how effective this form of surveillance is.
In this presentation, Ian Johnson and Laura Rivera will report on a study which evaluates emergency department data use on respiratory disease surveillance at the local health unit level in Ontario. The presenters will discuss the results of this study and implications for practice.
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Presenters: Ian Johnson and Laura Rivera
Ian Johnson is a Scientific Advisor at Public Health
Ontario. He is trained as a public health physician and has a master’s degree
in epidemiology. He is an Associate Professor at the Dalla Lana School of
Laura Rivera was the Research Coordinator for the Syndromic
Surveillance Evaluation Study. She has a Master of Public Health
(Epidemiology) from the University of Toronto. Laura is currently a
Research Associate at the University of Calgary, Cumming School of Medicine.
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