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by E. Lamb
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Tracking Patients Admitted from the ED 1 R. Ergas You're exactly right! It is quite difficult to ensure the facility/vendor knows what we're looking for when we ask for inpatient update messages for those who were seen in ED. We typically ask for "09" to be sent in the discharge disposition field (PV1-36) and if that's not possible, we ask if they can send inpatient messaging for those who have been seen in ED. I've never been asked about filtering by inpatient unit though. Certainly interesting! I wonder if during high influenza years, if the physical unit isn't as predictive of the reason for admission though. Might be an unintended consequence of filtering by inpatient unit. What did you end up doing in this scenario?
by S. Prahlow
10 hours ago
Removing PID-11.1 (Street Address) - PII Removal 3 D. Bedford OK, wow. Thank you Rosa and Roseanne!!! I have been noticing 9999 XXXXXX XXXXX in address files, so this makes sense.Let's say I pull some raw files and they still have the street address in PID-11.1, does that mean they haven't been processed yet? Other raw files have Xs and 9s so I would assume the actual timing within the process doesn't matter, but when the process occurs may such that they'll be converted/processed to Xs and 9s later.
by D. Bedford
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Querying across a VISIT: message aggregation into Visits 7 D. Bedford I asked about this and they said it's because the DQ process has to be run to populate those values, so it often isn't populated for the most recent days. There was a tidbit about this in the October NSSP Update. If EVERYTHING is N/A in staging, that sounds like a JIRA ticket.
by N. Close
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Splitting a feed 5 D. Bedford Daniel, While not part of the standard SOP, we have on occasion copied the file sent to Prod, copying to Staging (if indeed you absolutely cannot get your contact to send to both Prod and Staging. I just sent you an email regarding potential next steps. Thanks much.Roseanne
by R. English
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
What is machine learning and how can it advance public health surveillance? 5 E. Lamb Caleb, that article is a great addition to the discussion-- agree with Natasha that it was nice to get a better understanding of the concepts without being distracted by the unknown jargon. Elyse, thanks for weighing in and for the resource suggestions-- I look forward to learning more!
by T. Hamby
Monday, September 24, 2018
Free NEHA Vector Control conference 0 S. Dearth FYI- There is a free, virtual vector control conference next week. Hosted by the National Environmental Health Association. May be helpful for anyone looking for information as they try to build queries for pest related issues. https://neha.org/eh-topics/vectors-and-pest-control-0/eek-virtual-conference-2018
by S. Dearth
Friday, May 11, 2018
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