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About this book
Computer-based infectious disease surveillance systems are capable of real-time or near real-time detection of serious illnesses and potential bioterrorism agent exposures and represent a major step forward in disease surveillance. Infectious Disease Informatics: Syndromic Surveillance for Public Health and Bio-Defense is an in-depth monograph that analyzes and evaluates the outbreak modeling and detection capabilities of existing surveillance systems under a unified framework, and presents the first book-length coverage of the subject from an informatics-driven perspective.
Individual chapters consider the state of the art, including the facilitation of data collection, sharing and transmission; a focus on various outbreak detection methods; data visualization and information dissemination issues; and system assessment and other policy issues. Eight chapters then report on several real-world case studies, summarizing and comparing eight syndromic surveillance systems, including those that have been adopted by many public health agencies (e.g., RODS and BioSense). The book concludes with a discussion of critical issues and challenges, with a look to future directions.
This book is an excellent source of current information for researchers in public health and IT. Government public health officials and private-sector practitioners in both public health and IT will find the most up-to-date information available, and students from a variety of disciplines, including public health, biostatistics, information systems, computer science, and public administration and policy will get a comprehensive look at the concepts, techniques, and practices of syndromic surveillance.
- Book Title Infectious Disease Informatics
- Book Subtitle Syndromic Surveillance for Public Health and BioDefense
- Series Title Integrated Series in Information Systems
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1278-7
- Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2010
- Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
- eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4419-1277-0
- Softcover ISBN 978-1-4614-2539-7
- eBook ISBN 978-1-4419-1278-7
- Series ISSN 1571-0270
- Series E-ISSN 2197-7968
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XXIV, 210
- Number of Illustrations 68 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
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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)