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About BioSense

BioSense is a national program intended to improve the nation’s capabilities for conducting real-time biosurveillance, and enabling health situational awareness through access to existing data from healthcare organizations across the country.

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In 2008 BioSense will focus on the following:

  • Using BioSense to monitor and direct the CDC’s response to the 2008 influenza season
  • Enhancing the BioSense data warehouse to improve its efficiency and reduce maintenance costs
  • Testing the effectiveness of connecting BioSense to the clinical care system through Health Information Exchanges and the Nationwide Health Information Network
  • Evaluating technologies for federation of the BioSense database with existing state and local surveillance databases to create a nationwide biosurveillance system
  • Testing integration of the BioSense system with the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System for automated laboratory reporting to state and local public health authorities
  • Developing technologies for automated detection of suspected cases of infection with bioterrorism relevant agents from clinical data streams
  • Developing an open-source strategy for maintenance and extension of BioSense with state and local public health partners
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