Seamless Transition

The Public Health Division of the Wyoming Department of Health was faced with several challenges with their existing NEDSS Base System (NBS) implementation. These included the need to modernize their electronic laboratory reporting (ELR) architecture to respond to the demands of Meaningful Use and expand their surveillance capacity by using a up-to-date system implementation. After selecting InductiveHealth’s NBS hosting and support offering, within two weeks the Wyoming Department of Health’s NBS implementation was transitioned to InductiveHealth’s secure private cloud...

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Delivering GIS Capabilities

Since John Snow’s original map charting London Cholera cases, geographic analysis of data has been a core capability for the practice of public health.  Geographic analysis has, however, been a gap in the standard functionality in the CDC’s NEDSS Base System (NBS), requiring jurisdictions to manage their own external processes for exporting and analyzing NBS surveillance information in geospatial tools.  This time-intensive and error-prone process limits the effectiveness of geospatial analysis for data collected by the NBS. InductiveHealth was engaged earlier this year by...

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Clearing the Release Log Jam

With the majority of states using a version of the NBS that is almost a year old, InductiveHealth’s Director of Professional Services, Stephen Macauley, recently sat down for a Q & A on how states can clear the release log jam. How would you describe the NBS release landscape? Complicated. With the release of 4.4.1 in January, most NBS states are now faced with sun setting Sun One Directory Server (4.4.1), the retirement of eWebIT(4.4), and upgrading of Operating Systems and Relational Databases (4.4.1). Simultaneously, states are having to respond to attestation requests for...

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