Introduction During the PA Emergency Department Data Collection work that is being done as part of the “PA Data Enhancements Project” (P22.007), we encountered a specific behavior within our product regarding how the Race/Ethnicity fields were populated for some patients. After investigating how this data was handled, we realized that if patients having a prior […]
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Introduction All Emergency Department Registration data coming into EpiCenter is automatically classified by the system. Classifications are categories or tags associated with each healthcare interaction that are used by EpiCenter’s Syndromic Surveillance and other analyses. Classifiers are groupings of conceptually similar classifications. Classifications for Acute Care Interactions are based on an individual data field. Most […]
Introduction EpiCenter uses healthcare data as the input for Syndromic Surveillance, Visit Monitoring, Treatment Monitoring, and custom reports.. This bulletin provides specifics around how data flows from facilities to EpiCenter. Figure 1 – Data Flow from Hospital to EpiCenter Clarification on Data Flow Hospital Systems Facilities send electronic healthcare data to EpiCenter according to Health […]
Introduction Syndromic Surveillance collects a limited data set from participating healthcare facilities. Under HIPAA, limited datasets do not require the same high security standards for data at rest and data in motion. With the collection of data beyond Syndromic Surveillance data, which is not part of an evaluated limited data set, there is greater concern […]
Health Monitoring continues ongoing support of EpiCenter for the Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers. As of November 30, 2020, Microsoft has stopped supporting Internet Explorer 11 (IE 11), as noted in the Microsoft announcement1 published on August 17, 2020. This discontinuation may affect EpiCenter’s stability in IE 11. Impact on EpiCenter With Microsoft’s ceased […]
This bulletin discusses how time increments are handled in EpiCenter’s Maps tab (e.g., maps and Quick Charts) and in the Reports tab (e.g., in custom report maps and related Pivot Charts). Users typically select an increment of time (hour, day, week, or month) as the basis for their data analysis. To work with data from […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
About Health Monitoring
Our mission: Provide services that focus healthcare resources on existing and emergent threats to community health.
Our customers: State and local public health departments and health systems. We currently serve Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wyoming, and several counties in California, covering a total of more than 40 million people.
What we do: Monitor real-time health-related data for community health indicators. We collect data from nearly 600 hospitals and 3,600 ambulatory systems.
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Pittsburgh, PA 15212
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