Posted By Emilie Lamb,
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Updated: Monday, November 26, 2018
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November 20, 2018 Call Summary
- Roseanne English (CDC) provided an update on the NSSP pilot between the Department of Defense and the Virginia Department of Health and made the announcement that SAS Studio is ready to be deployed on the BioSense Platform. A webinar reviewing this new feature will be hosted on December 4, 2018 from 3-4:30pm Eastern.
- Additionally, The NSSP Team has been working closely with the Data Quality Committee and the Technical Committee to identify, prioritize, and resolve issues/enhancements to the platform.
- Finally, the NSSP Team is currently working on a process to batch upload new facilities to the Master Facility Table (release planned for January 2019) and is looking for 6-10 community volunteers to help to define requirements for a proposed Data Quality Dashboard within the Platform.
- ISDS provided an demonstration of how to identify webinars & calls via the Community Calendar as well as how to export those events to your Outlook Calendar. You can find the recording of this overview and the answer to other questions on the Frequently Asked Questions page. Look for the Green Video Icon!
Topics of the month:
2018 NSSP CoP Member Satisfaction Assessment Results
Washington Use of Syndromic Surveillance Data for Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Surveillance
- Kali Turner (Washington) shared the results of an assessment of the differences between the populations visiting Emergency Department verses Primary Care locations for treatment of Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Syphilis infections.
- Washington was particularly interested in STD infections during pregnancy, especially in adolescents. The analysis showed that Chlamydia infections were being identified later in pregnancy suggesting either re-infections or possibly missed screenings.
- Finally, with this new data, state and local partners are working to build dashboards to visualize the data and to help to tailor outreach efforts for these populations.
December 18, 3 - 4:30 pm ET
Topic: Winter Surveillance
NSSP CoP Call