Infectious Disease Informatics: Syndromic Surveillance for Public Health and Bio-Defense by Hsinchun ChenInfectious Disease Informatics: Syndromic Surveillance for Public Health and Bio-Defense by Hsinchun Chen

Infectious Disease Informatics: Syndromic Surveillance for Public Health and Bio-Defense

byHsinchun Chen, Daniel Zeng, Ping Yan

Hardcover | December 17, 2009

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While all the international infectious disease surveillance systems share similar objectives, each system site varies in its system architecture, its information processing management techniques, its algorithms for detection, and each focus on different diseases. INFECTIOUS DISEASE INFORMATICS: Syndromic Surveillance for Public Health and Bio-Defense corrects these problems. The book will analyze and evaluate the outbreak modeling and detection capabilities of the existing surveillance systems from a systematic framework. Specifically, the book will meet the following critical needs in detecting infectious diseases:

  1. It will provide an integrated, synthesized, and interdisciplinary analysis of infectious surveillance techniques. It will include statistical modeling techniques, but go beyond statistical modeling to include information systems design, data standards, computational aspects of bio-surveillance, information visualization, and system evaluation.
  2. It will emphasize the practical importance of the area and integrate the material from Public Health, Computer Science, Information Systems, Software Engineering, Public Administration Policy, Geographical Information Systems, etc. into a unified state-of-the-art treatment of syndromic surveillance systems.

By its very nature, infectious disease surveillance is a dynamic, fast-moving field. Therefore the book will provide policy makers and public health practitioners with the most recent research findings, methodologies, and implementation issues from case studies of concrete application scenarios.

Title:Infectious Disease Informatics: Syndromic Surveillance for Public Health and Bio-DefenseFormat:HardcoverDimensions:209 pagesPublished:December 17, 2009Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1441912770

ISBN - 13:9781441912770

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Table of Contents

SYNDROMIC SURVEILLANCE SYSTEMS.- Infectious Disease Informatics: An Introduction and An Analysis Framework.- Public Health Syndromic Surveillance Systems.- Syndromic Surveillance Data Sources and Collection Strategies.- Data Analysis and Outbreak Detection.- Data Visualization, Information Dissemination, and Alerting.- System Assessment and Evaluation.- SYNDROMIC SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM CASE STUDIES.- BioSense.- RODS.- BioPortal.- ESSENCE.- New York City Syndromic Surveillance Systems.- EARS.- Argus.- HealthMap.- Challenges and Future Directions.

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"This book summarizes and describes the state-of-art research on the development and implementation of health surveillance systems that use early indicators of disease to identify outbreaks. . The book was written for upper-level undergraduates and graduates in health sciences, computer science, and public administration, researchers in public health and IT, and government public health officials. . This is the best book that presents a comprehensive coverage of syndromic surveillance systems." (Edward K. Mensah, Doody's Review Service, August, 2010)