Processing of Novel Electronic Health Data to Support Public Health Surveillance

Peter Hicks, Henry Rolka, Mark Wooster, Lynette Brammer


Describes the underlying business processes, activities, and roles used in transforming novel data sources, during the H1N1 response, into informative assets to support public health surveillance. By formally articulating and describing each of these steps, in a structured manner, we hope to contribute to the dialogue of developing useful practices for leveraging electronic health data to meet the public health surveillance challenges of the 21st century.

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