Identification

Name

Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-Based Epidemics

Short name

ESSENCE

Status

Active

Category

Tool / Software

People
(1) Anna Buczak, anna.buczak@jhuapl.edu
(2) Joseph Lombardo, Joe.Lombardo@jhuapl.edu.
Organizations
(1) Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)
(2) Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU APL)
(3) United States Department of Defense (DOD)
Update frequency

Daily

Created

2014-07-09 15:59:43+00:00

Modified

2016-07-07 18:21:41.485285+00:00

Basic Information

Overview

ESSENCE, a SAGE tool, is the U. S. Department of Defense's Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-Based Epidemics. It is used by military as well civilian city and state level public health authorities throughout the United States. ESSENCE's goal is to monitor health data as it becomes available to discover and monitor epidemics and similar health concerns before they move out of control. There are multiple versions of ESSENCE.

Goals
(1) Early warning
Year start

1999

URL http://jhuapl.edu/sages/tools.html
URL (alternate) http://jhuapl.edu/sages/library.html
Related system
(1) Global Emerging Infections Surveillance & Response System (GEIS)
(2) National Capital Region Disease Surveillance Network (NCR)
(3) Suite for automated global electronic biosurveillance (SAGES)

Disease and Geography

Locations
(1) All States and Territories
(2) Chicago
(3) District of Columbia
(4) Florida
(5) Illinois
(6) Indiana
(7) Maryland
(8) Missouri
(9) Oregon
(10) Texas
(11) Virginia
Geography

No

Disease properties
(1) Notifiable diseases (USA)

Datastreams

Data sources
(1) Clinic/Health Care Provider Records
(2) ED/Hospital Records
(3) Employment/School Records
(4) Sales