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HLTH 8270 Health Informatics and Surveillance Systems: Welcome & Course Readings

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HLTH 8270 Course Readings

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Becker, J. (2003, November 23). High-tech health watch draws cash, questions. The Washington Post, A17. 

Begier, E. M., Sockwell, D., Branch, L. M., Davies-Cole, J. O., Jones, L. H., Edwards, L., et al. (2003). The National Capitol region's emergency department syndromic surveillance system: Do chief complaint and diagnosis yield different results? Emerging Infectious Diseases, 9(3), 393–396. 

Bernheim, R. G., & Melnick, A. (2008). Principled leadership in public health: Integrating ethics into practice and management. Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, 14(4), 358–366. 

Braun, K., Pettygrove, S., Daniels, J., Miller, L., Nicholas, J., Baio, J. et al. (2007, February 10). Evaluation of a methodology for a collaborative multiple source surveillance network for autism spectrum disorders—Autism and developmental disabilities monitoring network, 14 Sites, United States, 2002. Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report, 56(SS-1), 29–40. <

Cooper, R. S., Osotimehin, B., Kaufman, J. S., & Forrester, T. (1998). Disease burden in sub-Saharan Africa: What should we conclude in the absence of data? The Lancet, 351(9097), 208–210. 

Fairchild, A. L. (2003). Dealing with Humpty Dumpty: Research, practice, and public health surveillance. Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 31(4), 615–623. 

Gebbie, K. M., & Turnock, B. J. (2006). The public health workforce , 2006: New challenges. Health Affairs, 25(4), 923–933. 

Gebbie, K., Merrill, J., Hwang, I., Gebbie, E. N., & Gupta, M. (2003). The public health workforce in the year 2000. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 9(1), 79–86. 

Heymann, D. L., & Rodier, G. (2004). Global surveillance, national surveillance, and SARS. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 10(2), 173–175. 

Hoffman, T. (1999). The meanings of competency. Journal of European Industrial Training, 23(6), 275–285. 

Jajosky, R. A., & Groseclose, S. L. (2004). Evaluation of reporting timeliness of public health surveillance systems for infectious diseases. BMC Public Health, 4, 29–38. 

Kukafka, R., & Yasnoff, W. A. (2007). Public health informatics. Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 40(4), 365–369. 

Kulldorff, M. (2001). Prospective time periodic geographical disease surveillance using a scan statistic. Journal of Royal Statistical Society, 164(1), 61–72. 

Morens, D. M., Folkers, G. K., & Fauci, A. S. (2004). The challenge of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. Nature (London), 430(6996), 242–249. 

Morton, A., Whitby, M., Mclaws, M., Dobson, A., Stackleroth, J., & Sartor, A. (2001). The application of statistical process control charts to the detection and monitoring of hospital-acquired infections. Journal of Quality in Clinical Practice, 21(4), 112–117. 

Noble, D. J., Panesar, S. S., & Pronovost, P. J. (2011). A public health approach to patient reporting systems is urgently needed. Journal of Patient Safety, 7(2), 109–112. 

Shapiro, J. S., Mostashari, F., Hripcsak, G., Soulakis, N., & Kuperman, G. (2011). Using health information exchange to improve public health. American Journal of Public Health, 101(4), 616–623.

Rowlands, S., & Moser, K. (2002). Consultation rates from the general practice research database. British Journal of General Practice, 52(481), 658–660. 

Sosin, M., & DeThomas, J. (2004, September 24). Evaluation challenges for syndromic surveillance: Making incremental progress. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 53 (Special Issue: Syndromic Surveillance), 125–129.

Taubenberger, J. K., & Morens, D. M. (2006, January). 1918 influenza: The mother of all pandemics. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 12(1), 15–22. 

Taubenberger, J. K., Reid, A. H., Lourens, R. M., Wang, R., Jin, G., & Fanning, T. G. (2005). Characterization of the 1918 influenza virus polymerase genes. Nature(London), 437(7060), 889–893. 

Wagner, M. M., Tsui, F. C., Espino, J., Hogan, W., Hutman, J., Hersh, J et al. (2004). National retail data monitor for public health surveillance. Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report, 53(suppl), 40–42. 

Zhang, X., Fiedler, R., & Popovich, M. (2004). A biointelligence system for identifying potential disease outbreaks. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology, 23(1), 58–64.

Other Readings

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