Insects and arachnids are vectors for many diseases that have public health significance. In areas where these diseases are endemic, health departments routinely monitor these populations and apply control measures as needed. In other regions, monitoring is usually infeasible or unnecessary, but under extraordinary circumstances, such as widespread flooding, it could provide valuable information for […]
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By: Loren E. Shaffer, MPH, PhD SYNOPSISWhile the majority of potential bioweapons and emerging infectious diseases are associated with disease-causing agents that are zoonotic, detection of a zoonotic disease outbreak continues to rely on the identification of human cases. Existing disease surveillance in animals is inadequate to detect outbreaks of zoonoses early. Development of outbreak […]
Pittsburgh, PA, August 22, 2008 — Health Monitoring Systems (HMS) announced an agreement with the Nevada State Health Division that will extend the coverage of the EpiCenter surveillance service to include the 2.5 million citizens of Nevada. The adoption of EpiCenter by Nevada brings the population covered by the service across the United States to […]
Pittsburgh, PA, July 24, 2008 — Health Monitoring Systems (HMS) said today that Karen S. Dockrell has been appointed vice president, sales.
North Bergen, NJ, May 22, 2008 ‐‐ Over the course of two hours on a recent Friday, 20 people arrived, one by one, for emergency care at the Palisades Medical Center here. Each separately complained of various gastrointestinal symptoms, including nausea and diarrhea. A coincidence? Or the harbinger of a brewing epidemic, potentially threatening a […]
Pittsburgh, PA, April 15, 2008 — Health Monitoring Systems (HMS) said today that it has released EpiCenter™ 2.0, an online system featuring robust new data and analytical tools that empower epidemiologists and others in public health agencies to operate more effectively and dramatically improve health surveillance programs in their communities.
Pittsburgh, PA, January 29, 2008 — Health Monitoring Systems (HMS) said today that the Bergen County (NJ) Department of Health Services is now utilizing the company’s recently launched Mergence™ healthcare data integration engine.
Pittsburgh, PA, November 8, 2007 — Health Monitoring Systems (HMS) said today that it has appointed Dr. Aaron Cois as senior analyst, technical staff.
Pittsburgh, PA, April 10, 2007 ‐‐ Health Monitoring Systems (HMS) said today that Dr. Loren Shaffer has been appointed the company’s director of research.
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