Public Health Surveillance: The Role of Clinical Information Systems

  • Michael M. Wagner
  • Jeremy U. Espino
  • Fu-Chiang Tsui
  • Ron M. Aryel
Part of the Health Informatics Series book series (HI)


Health departments across the United States have begun collecting new types of surveillance data from hospitals in near real time. In New York City, Boston, and Washington, D.C., for example, hospitals send daily reports of patient visits to emergency departments to the respective health departments [1–3]. Hospitals in Utah and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania send such data in real time via health level seven (HL7) interfaces [1]. Similar projects are under way in other states [4].


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  • Michael M. Wagner
  • Jeremy U. Espino
  • Fu-Chiang Tsui
  • Ron M. Aryel

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