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Pennsylvania Electronic Disease Surveillance System PA-NEDSS Hospital In-service Sessions February 2003 Agenda Welcome Overview of PA-NEDSS PA-NEDSS Demonstration Additional Information Question & Answer Local & State Health Departments Public Health Infrastructure Physicians

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pennsylvania electronic disease surveillance system pa nedss

Pennsylvania Electronic Disease Surveillance SystemPA-NEDSS

Hospital In-service Sessions

February 2003

agenda
Agenda
  • Welcome
  • Overview of PA-NEDSS
  • PA-NEDSS Demonstration
  • Additional Information
  • Question & Answer
pa nedss what is it

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?
benefits of pa nedss for disease reporters

Health Alerts/Updates/Advisories

GIS Function/RobustAnalysis

Access to PatientInformation

Eliminate Data EntryDuplications

Benefits of PA-NEDSS for Disease Reporters
interaction with local health departments
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
system requirements
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
demonstrations
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
if a condition disease is entered incorrectly
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
obtaining pa nedss help
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
information available on line
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