HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Researchers aim to centralize N.C. emergency room data to combat epidemics, bioterrorism

th Carolina."

The idea, she said, is to collect data that go beyond the typical billing information found in computerized hospital databases.

"We want to include clinical information about patients that is of great interest to health-care providers and administrators and is important for epidemic and bioterrorism surveillance," Waller said. "To be prepared for a serious disease outbreak or bioterrorism-related event, we have to be able to recognize what's happening quickly so we and others can respond."

In the past, North Carolina has not had statewide emergency department data collection since it was not a high priority for state officials, although clinicians and researchers have been interested in the possibility for years, she said.

"Emergency departments are where people go when they get very sick suddenly, and so this will be useful not only for surveillance but also for research and quality-of-care issues," Waller said. "It will provide much information we wouldn't get if we were only looking at local health departments or at patients who were actually admitted to hospitals."

In keeping with state and national laws to protect patients' privacy, their names, addresses and other identifying information such as medical record number will not be collected in the system, she said. An important part of the effort has been to design technical solutions capable of extracting needed data quickly with minimal impact on hospital staff, transmitting it securely and standardizing data from different hospitals. Another key aspect will be learning from similar activities taking place in other states and sharing nationally what the UNC team learns.

"We will have information about when the patient arrived, how they got there, their chief complaint or reason for the visit, the triage nurses' assessments including vital signs, what procedures were performed, diagnoses, were patients admitted to the hospital or discharged and other
'"/>

Contact: David Williamson
919-962-8596
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
23-May-2003


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Researchers determine genetic cause of Timothy syndrome
2. Researchers find color sensitive atomic switch in bacteria
3. Researchers identify protein promoting vascular tumor growth
4. Researchers devise potent new tools to curb ivory poaching
5. Researchers create nanotubes that change colors, form nanocarpet and kill bacteria
6. Researchers ID chlorophyll-regulating gene
7. Researchers develop fast track way to discover how cells are regulated
8. Researchers identify distinctive signature for metastatic prostate cancer
9. Researchers report new gene test for isolated cleft lip and palate
10. Researchers discover why mutant gene causes colon cancer
11. Researchers identify the genomes controlling elements

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/6/2019)... ... June 05, 2019 , ... MedTech Breakthrough , ... health and medical technology market, announced that it has selected Medacta International’s MySpine® ... award in the 2019 MedTech Breakthrough Awards program. , Medacta® ...
(Date:6/6/2019)... ... June 05, 2019 , ... Ziegler, a specialty investment ... Pathologists Bio-Medical Laboratories (PBM) on its recent acquisition by PathGroup. , Headquartered ... services to more than one dozen hospitals and surgery centers in the Dallas-Fort ...
(Date:6/4/2019)... ... June 04, 2019 , ... Molecular ... of Susan Murphy as the new President of Molecular Devices, replacing Greg Milosevich ... parent company, Danaher Corporation. , Since joining Molecular Devices in a scientific engineering ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:5/21/2019)... ... May 21, 2019 , ... DuPont ... officially opened the inaugural Africa Brewing Conference dedicated to sharing brewing knowledge, strengthening ... The event, which is supported through a partnership with “Ethiopia Invest”, will run ...
(Date:5/15/2019)... RIVER FALLS, Wis. (PRWEB) , ... May 16, ... ... uniform oil and water mixtures. As a result, food and beverage products rely ... However, today, consumers demand more natural sounding label declarations. This paradigm shift triggers ...
(Date:5/14/2019)... ... May 14, 2019 , ... Gateway Genomics , ... doubling its space from 2,500 to 5,000 square feet. , “This past year ... tests ,” says Gateway Genomics CEO, Chris Jacob. “The SneakPeek At-Home test, which is ...
(Date:5/7/2019)... ... May 06, 2019 , ... "The ... growing number of repositories being asked to store cellular products being used ... of contributors who are world leaders, who have shared their expertise in building ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: