Automating BioSense 2.0 Locker Processing for Local Program-Specific Surveillance

Harold Gil, Jeffrey Johnson, Brit Colanter, Jessica Yen


This project is developing a package of materials to facilitate implementation of a jurisdictional-driven enhanced process for generating program-specific surveillance reports from BioSense 2.0 locker data. This package includes query and analysis documented-code libraries for SQL, SAS and R, a chief complaint parser, and an implementation guide. BioSense User Community members provided input during the development phase of this package to ensure that the programmed functions in the code libraries address common needs across jurisdictions. Advantages of this approach to analyzing BioSense data are automation and greater analytic versatility and flexibility compared to the current BioSense 2.0 front-door user interface.

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Online Journal of Public Health Informatics * ISSN 1947-2579 *