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National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS) Implementation with ArcGIS
Track: Health and Human Services
Author(s): Jim Files

The National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS) was implemented by the CDC to improve the nationís ability to identify and track emerging infectious diseases (including potential bioterrorism attacks), investigate outbreaks, and monitor disease trends. Arkansas has implemented a GIS application for NEDSS using ArcGIS to help monitor and visualize infectious diseases. This presentation will give an overview of NEDSS and how Arkansas implemented its GIS application for NEDSS. The presentation will explore the use of GIS as a proactive tool to alert health professionals of potential outbreaks and to better understand the environments that facilitate them and look at some future uses.

Jim Files
Arkansas Department of Health
4815 W. Markham
Slot 32
Little Rock , Arkansas 72205
United States
Phone: 501.280.4436
E-mail: james.files@arkansas.gov