Public Health-Seattle/King County develops new Automated Disease Surveillance program
Public Health – Seattle & King County (PHSKC) is developing an Automated Disease Surveillance (ADS) program using Stata statistical software. In addition to being able to analyze the health data of multiple record types (e.g., deaths, surveys, hospital discharge), the program also produces summary reports in various formats such as pdf, html or in an export format for use in data visualization packages such as Socrata. Reports can include tables, maps, charts, or other graphics as desired. PHSKC is developing the ADS program collaboratively, enabling multiple PHSKC epidemiologists to access and contribute to the evolution of the ADS program.