Integrated Series in Information Systems

Infectious Disease Informatics

Syndromic Surveillance for Public Health and Bio-Defense

Authors: Chen, Hsinchun, Zeng, Daniel, Yan, Ping

  • Examines the state-of-the-art in disease surveillance systems
  • First book to cover the subject from an informatics-driven perspective
  • Authors are the most respected researchers in informatics
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About this book

Computer-based infectious disease surveillance systems are capable of real-time or near real-time detection of serious illnesses and potential bioterrorism agent exposures and represent a major step forward in disease surveillance.  Infectious Disease Informatics: Syndromic Surveillance for Public Health and Bio-Defense is an in-depth monograph that analyzes and evaluates the outbreak modeling and detection capabilities of existing surveillance systems under a unified framework, and presents the first book-length coverage of the subject from an informatics-driven perspective.

Individual chapters consider the state of the art, including the facilitation of data collection, sharing and transmission; a focus on various outbreak detection methods; data visualization and information dissemination issues; and system assessment and other policy issues.  Eight chapters then report on several real-world case studies, summarizing and comparing eight syndromic surveillance systems, including those that have been adopted by many public health agencies (e.g., RODS and BioSense).  The book concludes with a discussion of critical issues and challenges, with a look to future directions.

This book is an excellent source of current information for researchers in public health and IT.  Government public health officials and private-sector practitioners in both public health and IT will find the most up-to-date information available, and students from a variety of disciplines, including public health, biostatistics, information systems, computer science, and public administration and policy will get a comprehensive look at the concepts, techniques, and practices of syndromic surveillance.

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From the reviews:

“This book summarizes and describes the state-of-art research on the development and implementation of health surveillance systems that use early indicators of disease to identify outbreaks. … The book was written for upper-level undergraduates and graduates in health sciences, computer science, and public administration, researchers in public health and IT, and government public health officials. … This is the best book that presents a comprehensive coverage of syndromic surveillance systems.” (Edward K. Mensah, Doody’s Review Service, August, 2010)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Infectious Disease Informatics: An Introduction and An Analysis Framework

    Chen, Hsinchun (et al.)

    Pages 3-8

  • Public Health Syndromic Surveillance Systems

    Chen, Hsinchun (et al.)

    Pages 9-31

  • Syndromic Surveillance Data Sources and Collection Strategies

    Chen, Hsinchun (et al.)

    Pages 33-48

  • Data Analysis and Outbreak Detection

    Chen, Hsinchun (et al.)

    Pages 49-72

  • Data Visualization, Information Dissemination, and Alerting

    Chen, Hsinchun (et al.)

    Pages 73-87

Buy this book

eBook $179.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-1278-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $229.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-1277-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $229.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-2539-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Infectious Disease Informatics
Book Subtitle
Syndromic Surveillance for Public Health and Bio-Defense
Authors
Series Title
Integrated Series in Information Systems
Series Volume
21
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-1278-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-1278-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-1277-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2539-7
Series ISSN
1571-0270
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 210
Number of Illustrations and Tables
68 b/w illustrations
Topics