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This is book number 21 in the Integrated Information Systems series.
- #8: Medical Informatics: Knowledge Management and Data Mining in Biomedicine (Integrated Information Systems #8) (Hardcover): $299.99
- #10: Intelligence and Security Informatics for International Security: Information Sharing and Data Mining (Integrated Information Systems #10) (Hardcover): $335.99
- #17: Digital Government: E-Government Research, Case Studies, and Implementation (Integrated Information Systems #17) (Hardcover): $179.99
- #18: Terrorism Informatics: Knowledge Management and Data Mining for Homeland Security (Integrated Information Systems #18) (Paperback): $263.99
- #20: Mapping Nanotechnology Innovations and Knowledge: Global and Longitudinal Patent and Literature Analysis (Integrated Information Systems #20) (Hardcover): $239.99
- #30: Dark Web: Exploring and Data Mining the Dark Side of the Web (Integrated Information Systems #30) (Hardcover): $239.99
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.