Identification

Name

Public Health Emergency Surveillance System

Short name

PHESS

Status

Active

Category

System

People
(1) Thomas Duszynski, Director of surveillance and Investigations, tduszyns@iu.edu
Organizations
(1) Department of Health (Indiana) (ISDH)
Update frequency

Near Real-time

Created

2014-07-09 16:36:33+00:00

Modified

2016-07-08 15:38:23.562854+00:00

Basic Information

Overview

The Public Health Emergency Surveillance System prepares the Indiana State Department of Health to take immediate action in the event of an act of bioterrorism or a disease outbreak by tracking early warning disease symptoms.

Goals
(1) Baseline awareness
(2) Consequence management
(3) Early detection
(4) Early warning
(5) Situational awareness
Year start

2004

URL http://www.in.gov/idoa/proc/bids/rfp-10-35/exhibit2.pdf
URL (alternate) http://www.in.gov/isdh/25538.htm
Related system
(1) Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-Based Epidemics (ESSENCE)
(2) Indiana National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (I-NEDSS)
(3) Indiana State Department of Health - Surveillance and Investigation Division Data ()

Disease and Geography

Disease transmission types
(1) Ingestion
(2) Sexually transmitted
(3) Vector-borne
(4) Water-borne
Disease properties
(1) Emerging or re-emerging
(2) Select agents or toxins
(3) Vaccine preventable
(4) Zoonotic

Datastreams

Data sources
(1) ED/Hospital Records