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  1. Pennsylvania Electronic Disease Surveillance SystemPA-NEDSS Hospital In-service Sessions February 2003

  2. Agenda • Welcome • Overview of PA-NEDSS • PA-NEDSS Demonstration • Additional Information • Question & Answer

  3. Local & StateHealth Departments Public Health Infrastructure Physicians Investigators Point ofCare DataEntry Privacy Centric & Secure EDR App Integrated Data Collection, Management, Analysis, Transmission, and Dissemination Epi-X Rapid reporting and discussion of health events, 24/7 access to key officials and expert assistance Real-time Data Collection Health Alert Network Hospitals More Timely Intervention More Complete Patient View DOH Central Office Bio-terrorism Rapid Detection RapidResponse Enabler Laboratories CDC PA-NEDSS - What Is It?

  4. Health Alerts/Updates/Advisories GIS Function/RobustAnalysis Access to PatientInformation Eliminate Data EntryDuplications Benefits of PA-NEDSS for Disease Reporters

  5. Interaction with Local Health Departments • PA-NEDSS does not replace the phone call for 24-hour reportable diseases. • PA-NEDSS replaces the form or card-based reporting for the diseases/conditions that are identified within PA-NEDSS. • There are conditions/diseases that will not be reportable through PA-NEDSS at this time: • HIV/AIDS • Animal bites • Some specific conditions/ diseases that are local health department notifiable conditions

  6. System Requirements • Microsoft Windows 98 or better • includes Windows NT v4.0, Windows 98/98SE, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP • Microsoft Internet Explorer, Version 5.5, Service Pack 1 or better • SP 2 is recommended • Support for session cookies (non-persistent) • Support for JavaScript • Local administrative privileges during installation of ActiveX controls required to generate digital certificates

  7. Demonstrations • Using PA-NEDSS • Create a new patient’s disease report as a clinician • Submit an additional report for an existing patient • Review My Reports inbox • Conduct searches • Create a new patient’s disease report as a lab user

  8. If A Condition/Disease Is Entered Incorrectly Go to My Reports screen to see if the report has been viewed by a public health employee • If public health staff haven’t yet viewed the report • Click on the Edit link under the Report ID to make the desired updates • If public health staff have viewed the report • The Edit link will not be available • Immediately contact your local health department to notify them of the error • Re-submit report with correct information and explain in “notes” text field • Remember: • Reports cannot be deleted once submitted • Health departments may already be acting on the information you enter • Accurate data entry is very important

  9. Obtaining PA-NEDSS Help • For issues with PA-NEDSS, contact us ASAP! • Contact your local health dept. for clinical issues • Contact the PA-NEDSS Help Desk • Call 717-783-9171 • Use Contact Us link at the bottom of each page in PA-NEDSS • Tips for contacting your local health department and the PA-NEDSS Help Desk: • Send detailed message via e-mail, but do not include patient name (include patient ID or Report ID) • Create a screen shot • Note the error message that you’re receiving

  10. Information Available On-Line • PA-NEDSS application www.nedss.state.pa.us • Quick Reference Guides (Hospital, Lab & Physician) • New User Guide • PA-NEDSS Handbook for Disease Reporters • Technical Bulletin • Info Bytes (What’s New in PA-NEDSS) • PA Department of Health www.health.state.pa.us/nedss • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) • Training and Outreach News • PA-NEDSS Contact Designation Form • Related Links • For General Information: • NEDSS@state.pa.us

  11. Questions?