What is NEDSS?
"The vision of NEDSS (National Electronic Disease Surveillance System)
is to have integrated surveillance systems
that can transfer appropriate public health, laboratory, and
clinical data efficiently and securely over the Internet.
NEDSS will revolutionize public health by gathering and analyzing
information quickly and accurately." -
NEDSS web site
Vitalnet meets CDC needs
Vitalnet is a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) health information system
that provides the ability to analyze, display, visualize, report,
graph, and map NEDSS data, including
the ability to operate outbreak detection algorithms.
Vitalnet complies with standards
Vitalnet is developed to comply with the CDC User Style
Interface Guide and other CDC standards.
Vitalnet uses open industry standards to read data, write data,
and send messages, so
it interfaces with other standards-compliant software
(eg, statistical, database, GIS, mapping).
Vitalnet provides timely data
If needed, NEDSS data can be imported into Vitalnet on a nightly
basis, for example to automatically detect emerging patterns in
ER or school attendance data.