Evaluation of surveillance systems: supporting improvements in public health practice

Public Health surveillance uses information systems to support outbreak control and programs to reduce disease in the population. This presentation describes the evaluation of two electronic public health surveillance systems used in North Carolina.

When Feb 01, 2012
from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Where Health Sciences Library room 328
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Contact Phone 919-962-0182
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Evaluation of these types of systems has traditionally meant evaluation of data characteristics (e.g. accuracy and timeliness). This project identifies additional goals for surveillance systems: generation of data that are easily accessed by practitioners at multiple levels, and delivery of these data to appropriate decision-makers. For these goals, new evaluation measures were created. The evaluation was designed to produce recommendations easily translatable to practice, and thereby to support practical use of these systems. The evaluation design, findings, recommendations, and translation efforts will be described.

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