Identification

Name

Delaware Electronic Reporting and Surveillance System

Short name

DERSS

Status

Active

Category

System

People
(1) Karyl Rattay, Director
Organizations
(1) Delaware
Update frequency

Daily

Created

2014-06-16 21:17:53+00:00

Modified

2016-07-07 17:14:45.163099+00:00

Basic Information

Overview

DERSS provides statewide disease surveillance and reporting, aimed specifically at bioterrorism and disease outbreaks. With the system in place, public health officials in Delaware and at the national level are able to relay and search health information in real time to analyze trends in symptom and disease reporting.

Goals
(1) Baseline awareness
(2) Early detection
(3) Situational awareness
URL http://dhss.delaware.gov/dph/meaningfuluse.html
Related system
(1) National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS)

Disease and Geography

Locations
(1) Delaware
Geography

Yes

Disease properties
(1) Emerging or re-emerging
(2) Notifiable diseases (USA)
(3) Vaccine preventable
(4) Zoonotic

Datastreams

Data sources
(1) ED/Hospital Records
(2) Laboratory Records
(3) Sales