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Bulletin: How EpiCenter Manages User Passwords

EpiCenter offers a set of built-in password complexity rules intended to enhance password security. EpiCenter customers may enable any subset of these rules to restrict user passwords.  When no password rules are enabled, EpiCenter will allow users to choose passwords without restriction. Passwords may be of any length and contain any combination of character types […]

Pittsburgh Technology Council Honors Health Monitoring Again; Company is Finalist for Innovator of the Year in the Health IT Category

For the third time in four years, Health Monitoring has been selected by Pittsburgh Technology Council as a finalist in the Tech 50 Awards. This year, Health Monitoring was again honored in the category of Health IT Innovator of the Year. Since 1996, the PTC’s Tech 50 Awards have recognized the most successful and innovative technology […]

Bulletin: Change in Definition of Chief Complaint Opioid-Related Evidence Classifier

Effective date: July 1, 2018 Health Monitoring’s evidence classifiers incorporate data from emergency department chief complaints, diagnosis codes, and clinical notes. Each classifier contains the classifications related to the data type. Each classification is defined by a particular set of keywords in conjunction with an absence of specified negative indicators. Definition Change At the request […]

Mendocino County Adopts EpiCenter for Community Health Surveillance

Pittsburgh, PA [June 15, 2018] — Health Monitoring and Mendocino County, California, recently finalized a two-year service agreement that will connect the county’s three hospitals to the EpiCenter™ syndromic surveillance system. These hospitals are Mendocino Coast District Hospital, Adventist Health Howard Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Ukiah Valley, which together handled more than 50,000 patient […]

Health Monitoring Systems Again Honored by Pittsburgh Technology Council as Tech 50 Awards Finalist

Health Monitoring Systems, the country’s largest provider of population health surveillance data, has again been chosen as an “Innovator of the Year” finalist in the Pittsburgh Technology Council’s annual Tech 50 Awards. The awards recognize technology centers of excellence, including companies at all stages of growth. Health Monitoring has been selected as a Tech50 finalist […]

Health Monitoring Systems Named Pittsburgh Tech 50 Awards Finalist by Pittsburgh Technology Council

[Pittsburgh, PA, August 11, 2015] – Pittsburgh’s Health Monitoring Systems, the country’s largest provider of population health surveillance data, has been chosen as an “Innovator of the Year” finalist in the Pittsburgh Technology Council’s Tech 50 Awards. For nearly 20 years, the Pittsburgh Technology Council’s annual Tech 50 Awards have recognized southwestern Pennsylvania’s most successful, innovative, and thought-leading technology companies, […]

Syndromic Surveillance: Insights into Healthcare Policy

Health Monitoring Systems is discovering that syndromic surveillance can also provide a rich source of information for public policy. Recently an American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) study found that ER physicians believe they are busier now than they were before implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate. The study was covered in USA […]

Perspective: Foreign Travel Classification

In the event of an outbreak, public health routinely strives to accurately identify all potential cases of disease. This process includes differentiating between the “worried well,” who may reference an infectious disease by name simply because it is receiving widespread media coverage, and patients who cite genuine causes for concern, like contact with an infected […]

Diagnosis Codes and Syndromic Surveillance

The long-awaited ICD-10 compliance date of October 1, 2015 is fast approaching, and we’ve spoken with many concerned physicians and technical contacts at acute care facilities about how these changes may affect EpiCenter senders. EpiCenter has been capable of accepting ICD-10 codes since the initial ICD-10 compliance date of October 1, 2013, and over the […]