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CCHI Abstracts, Papers, Posters & Reports

2019

DeLisle D, Waller AE, Wolff K, Harmon KJ, Ising A. Identifying Emergency Department Care in the Year Prior to Suicide Death. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics. 2019;11(1).

Fix J, Falls D, Proescholdbell S, Ising A, Fernandez T, Waller AE. Optimization of Linkage between North Carolina EMS and ED Data: EMS Naloxone Cases. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics. 2019;11(1).

Fix J, Falls D, Wolff C, Proescholdbell S, Ising A, Fernandez A, Waller AE. North Carolina Prehospital and Emergency Department Data Linkage to Improve Overdose Surveillance. 2019 CSTE Annual Conference

Harduar Morano L, Richardson D, Proescholdbell S. Descriptive evaluation of methods for identifying work-related emergency department injury visits. Am J Ind Med. 2019;62(7):568-579. doi:10.1002/ajim.22984

Harmon KJ, Hakenewerth AM, Waller AE, Ising A, Tintinalli JE. Begin risk assessment for falls in women at 45, not 65. Inj Prev. 2019 Jun;25(3):184-186. doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2018-042875. Epub 2018 Jul 23. PubMed PMID: 30037811; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6582733.

Harmon KJ, Ising A, Sandt L, Waller AE. Evaluation of Pedestrian/Bicycle Crash Injury Case Definitions for Use with NC DETECT. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics. 2019;11(1).

Harmon KJ, Peticolas K, Waller AE. North Carolina Linkage Study for Motor Vehicle Crashes Involving Pedestrians and Bicyclists. August 2019 Report

Peticolas K, Harmon KJ, Waller AE. Data Documentation for Linking Crash and Health Data in North Carolina. August 2019 Report

Harmon KJ, Peticolas K, Waller AE. North Carolina Data Integration for Motor Vehicle Crash Injury Research: The Long Road Ahead (Poster) 2019.

Harmon KJ, Peticolas K, Waller AE. Study for Motor Vehicle Crashes Involving Pedestrians and Bicyclists. January 2019 Report.

Harmon, KJ. Health and Transportation Data Linkage in North Carolina. 2019 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting

Mayer S, Wolff C, Ising A, Proescholdbell S, Waller AE. North Carolina Opioid Overdose Polysubstance Trends, 2012-2017. 2019 CSTE Annual Conference.

Wolff, C., Ising, A., Proescholdbell, S., & Waller, A. (2019). Trauma Center Designation and Treatment of Firearm-Related Injury in North Carolina, 2017. Poster presentation at the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) annual conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Wolff, C., Ising, A., Proescholdbell, S., & Waller, A. (2019). Trauma Center Designation and Treatment of Firearm-Related Injury in North Carolina, 2017. Quick oral presentation at the Council of States and Territorial Epidemiologist (CSTE) annual conference, Raleigh, NC.

Wu W, Harmon K, Waller AE, Mann C. Variability in Hospital Admission Rates for Neonates With Fever in North Carolina. Glob Pediatr Health. 2019;6:2333794X19865447. Published 2019 Jul 25. doi:10.1177/2333794X19865447

2018

Conway M, Mowery D, Ising A, Velupillai S, Doan S, Gunn J, Donovan M, Wiedeman C, Ballester L, Soetebier K, Tong C, Burkom H. Cross Disciplinary Consultancy to Bridge Public Health Technical Needs and Analytic Developers: Negation Detection Use Case. Online J Public Health Inform. 2018;10(2):e209. doi: 10.5210/ojphi.v10i2.8944. eCollection 2018. PubMed PMID: 30349627; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6194092.

Hargrove J, Waller A. Motor Vehicle Crash Case Definitions and How They Impact Injury Surveillance. N C Med J. 2018;79(6):351-357. doi:10.18043/ncm.79.6.351

Harmon KJ, Haskell MG, Mann CH, Waller AE. Snakebites Treated in North Carolina Emergency Departments, October 2013–September 2015. Wilderness & Environmental Medicine (in press)

Harmon KJ, Hakenewerth A, Waller AE, Ising A, Tintinalli JE. Begin risk assessment for falls in women and men at 45, not 65.  Injury Prevention, July 2018, DOI: 10.1136/injuryprev-2018-042875. [Epub ahead of print]

Harmon KJ, Ising A, Proescholdbell S, Waller A. Beyond mortality: Violent injury surveillance using NC DETECT ED visit data. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics, 2018; 10(1):e99. (abstract).

Harmon KJ, Proescholdbell SK, Register-Mihalik J, Richardson DB, Waller AE and Marshall SW. Characteristics of sports and recreation-related emergency department visits among school-age children and youth in North Carolina, 2010–2014. Injury Epidemiology2018 5:23. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40621-018-0152-0

Hargrove J, Waller A. Motor vehicle crash (MVC) case definitions and how they impact MVC injury surveillance.  North Carolina Medical Journal, Nov-Dec 2018; 79:351-357; doi: 10.18043/ncm.79.6.351.

Travers D, Waller A, Zegre-Hemsey J, Asafu-Adjei J, Beaudry A, Tintinalli J. Development of a case definition for emergency department visits attributable to life-threatening aortic dissections. American Medical Informatics Association Symposium Proceedings, 2016; (abstract).

Waller A, Harmon KJ, Geary S, Ising A, Hakenewerth A, Tintinalli J, Proescholdbell S. Informing public health prevention in NC using falls surveillance data. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics, 2018; 10(1):e142. (abstract).

2017

Deyneka, Lana, et al. “Using Syndromic Surveillance Data to Monitor Endocarditis and Sepsis among Drug Users.” Online Journal of Public Health Informatics 9.1 (2017).

Faigen, Zachary, et al. “Poison Control Center Data in the NC DETECT Syndromic Surveillance System.” Online Journal of Public Health Informatics 9.1 (2017).

Harduar Morano L, Ising A, Waller A. Evaluation of the components of the North Carolina syndromic surveillance heat syndrome case definition.  Public Health Reports, July 2017; 132(S1):40S-47S.  DOI: 10.1177/0033354917710946.

La EH, Hassmiller Lich K, Domino M, Seibert J, Waller AE. Impact of state psychiatric hospital waitlists on monthly admissions.  Psychiatric Services, August 2017; DOI: 1176/appi.ps.201600578.

Yau R, Golightly Y, Richardson D, Runfola C, Waller A, Marshall S. Injuries among elite pre-professional ballet and contemporary dancersJournal of Dance, Medicine and Science, June 2017; 21(2):53063. DOI: 10.12678/1089-313X.21.2.53.

2016

Faigen, Zachary, Amy Ising, Lana Deyneka, and Anna E. Waller. “Triage Notes in Syndromic Surveillance–A Double Edged Sword.” Online journal of public health informatics 8, no. 1 (2016).

Fuhrmann, Christopher M., Margaret M. Sugg, Charles E. Konrad, and Anna Waller. “Impact of extreme heat events on emergency department visits in North Carolina (2007–2011).” Journal of community health 41, no. 1 (2016): 146-156.

Geary, Shana M., Mary E. Cox, and Scott K. Proescholdbell. “Running the Numbers Understanding the Prevalence of Eye and Ear Injuries in North Carolina.” North Carolina medical journal 78, no. 2 (2017): 134-137.

Ising, Amy, Scott Proescholdbell, Katherine J. Harmon, Nidhi Sachdeva, Stephen W. Marshall, and Anna E. Waller. “Use of syndromic surveillance data to monitor poisonings and drug overdoses in state and local public health agencies.” Injury prevention 22, no. Suppl 1 (2016): i43-i49.

Jones, Jennifer L., Dennis M. Falls, Clifton A. Barnett, Amy Ising, and Anna E. Waller. “Motor Vehicle Crash (MVC) Case Definitions and How They Impact MVC Surveillance.” Online Journal of Public Health Informatics 8, no. 1 (2016).

Reardon, Joseph M., Katherine J. Harmon, Genevieve C. Schult, Catherine A. Staton, and Anna E. Waller. “Use of diagnosis codes for detection of clinically significant opioid poisoning in the emergency department: A retrospective analysis of a surveillance case definition.” BMC emergency medicine 16, no. 1 (2016): 11.

Sandt, Laura S. “Examining pedestrian crash trends and data sources in NC and assessing the effectiveness of a community-based intervention to prevent pedestrian injury.” PhD diss., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2016.

Sugg, Margaret M., Charles E. Konrad, and Christopher M. Fuhrmann. “Relationships between maximum temperature and heat-related illness across North Carolina, USA.” International journal of biometeorology 60, no. 5 (2016): 663-675.<

Sun, Xuezheng, Anna Waller, Karin B. Yeatts, and Lauren Thie. “Pollen concentration and asthma exacerbations in Wake County, North Carolina, 2006–2012.” Science of the Total Environment 544 (2016): 185-191.

Waller, Anna E., Katherine J. Harmon, and Amy Ising. “Lessons Learned from the Transition to ICD-10-CM: Redefining Syndromic Surveillance Case Definitions for NC DETECT.” Online Journal of Public Health Informatics 8.1 (2016).

2015

Fangman, Mary T., et al. “Routine dissemination of summary syndromic surveillance data leads to greater usage at local health departments in North Carolina.” Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology 7.1 (2015): 1-5.

Harduar Morano, Laurel. “Who’s Missing: Identifying Work-Relatedness in Emergency Department Data Using ICD-9-CM Codes.” 2015 CSTE Annual Conference. Cste, 2015.

Hakenewerth A, Tintinalli J, Waller AE, Ising A. Emergency department utilization by patients >= 65 years old with mental health disorders in North Carolina from 2008-2010.  Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2015; 16(7):1142-1145.  DOI:5811/westjem.2015.8.27662.

Harmon, Katherine J., et al. “Motorcycle crash-related emergency department visits and hospitalizations for traumatic brain injury in North Carolina.” The Journal of head trauma rehabilitation 30.3 (2015): 175-184.

Harmon, Katherine, et al. “0035 Development of 12 poisoning and drug overdose case definitions for use with emergency department data in North Carolina.” Injury Prevention 21.Suppl 1 (2015): A27-A28.

Ising, Amy, et al. “Assessing the Potential Impact of the BioSense 24-hour Rule Using NC DETECT ED Data.” Online Journal of Public Health Informatics 7.1 (2015).

Ising, Amy, et al. “Using NC DETECT for Comprehensive Morbidity Surveillance on Poisoning and Overdose.” Online Journal of Public Health Informatics 7.1 (2015).

Kovach, Margaret M., Charles E. Konrad, and Christopher M. Fuhrmann. “Area-level risk factors for heat-related illness in rural and urban locations across North Carolina, USA.” Applied Geography 60 (2015): 175-183.

Nobles, Mallory, et al. “Identifying Emerging Novel Outbreaks In Textual Emergency Department Data.” Online Journal of Public Health Informatics 7.1 (2015).

Sun X, Waller AE, Yeatts KB, Thie L. Pollen concentration and allergic disease exacerbations in Wake County, North Carolina, 2006-2012:  Distinct association by pollen type and disease type.  Science of the Total Environment, 2015; 544:185-191.

Waller, Anna E., et al. “Childhood Injury in Wake County, NC: Local Use of Public Health Surveillance Data.” Online Journal of Public Health Informatics 7.1 (2015).

Young, Allison, Mike D. Fliss, and Amy Ising. “Improving Local Non-Communicable Disease Surveillance within a Changing Data Environment.” Online Journal of Public Health Informatics 7.1 (2015).

2014

Haas SW, Travers DA, Waller A, Mahalingam D, Crouch J, Schwartz TA, Mostafa J. Emergency Medical Text Classifier: New system improves processing and classification of triage notes. In press, Online Journal of Public Health Informatics, 6(2), 2014.

Hunold KM, Richmond NL, Waller AE, Cutchin MP, Voss PR, Platts-Mills TF. Primary Care Availability and Emergency Department Use by Older Adults: A Population-Based Analysis. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 Sep; 62(9):1699-706.

Kerr ZY, Harmon KJ, Marshall SW, Proescholdbell SK, Waller AE. The epidemiology of traumatic brain injuries reporting to emergency department in North Carolina 2010-2011. NC Medical Journal, 2014; 75(1):8-14.

Rhea S, Weber D, Poole C, Waller A, Ising A, Williams C. Epidemiology of animal bite injuries: A novel method for identifying animal bite-related emergency department visits from a statewide public health surveillance system. Journal of the American Veterinary Medicine Association JAVMA, 2014; 244(5):597-603.

Sacks J, Rappold AG, Davis JA, Richardson DB, Waller AE, Luben TJ. Influence of urbanicity and county characteristics on ozone-related asthma emergency department visits in North Carolina. Environmental Health Perspectives, 2014; 122(5):506-512.

Samoff E, Fangman MT, Hakenewerth A, Ising A, Waller AE. Use of syndromic surveillance at local health departments: movement toward more effective systems. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, epub ahead of print January 15, 2014 (approximately 14 pages).

Travers D, Lich KH, Lippmann SJ, Weinberger M, Yeatts KB, Liao W, et al. Defining Emergency Department Asthma Visits for Public Health Surveillance, North Carolina, 2008–2009. Prev Chronic Dis 2014;11:130329. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5888/pcd11.130329

2013

Lippmann SJ, Yeatts KB, Waller AE, Hassmiller Lich K, Travers D, Weinberger M, Donohue JF, Hospitalizations and return visits after chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ED visits. Am J Emerg Med 2013 Aug 1 (Epub ahead of print)

Hakenewerth A, Tintinalli J, Waller A, Ising A, DeSelm T. Emergency Department Visits by Patients with Mental Health Disorders—North Carolina, 2008–2010. MMWR 62(23);469-472, June 14, 2013.

Lippmann SJ, Fuhrmann CM, Waller AE, Richardson DB. Ambient temperature and emergency department visits for heat-related illness in North Carolina, 2007-2008. Environmental Research, April 2013

Yeatts K, Lippmann SJ, Waller A, Hassmiller Lich K, Travers D, Weinberger M, Donohue JF. Acute Exacerbations of COPD in the Emergency Department (ED): ED Returns, Hospital Admissions, and Comorbidity Risks.  CHEST 2013 Apr 11. doi: 10.1378/chest.12-1899. [Epub ahead of print].

Lich KH, Travers D, Psek W, Weinberger M, Yeatts K, Liao W, Lippman SJ, Njord L, Waller AE. Emergency Department Visits Attributable to Asthma in North Carolina, 2008. North Carolina Medical Journal. Jan/Feb 2013 74(1).

Modarai F, Mack K, Hicks P, Benoit S, Park S., Jones C, Proescholdbell S, Ising A, Paulozzi L. Relationship of opiod prescription sales and overdoses, North Carolina. Drug and Alcohol Dependence (in press).

Samoff E, DiBiase L, Fangman MT, Fleischauer AT, Waller AE, MacDonald PDM.  We can have it all:  Improved surveillance outcomes and decreased costs associated with electronic reportable disease surveillance, North Carolina, 2012.  American Journal of Public Health (accepted – in final revision).

Samoff E, Fangman MT, Fleischauer AT, Waller AE, MacDonald PDM.  Electronic laboratory reporting reduces reportable disease case processing time in local health departments – improvements in timeliness resulting from the implementation of electronic laboratory reporting and an electronic disease surveillance system.  Public Health Reports (accepted – in final revision).

Samoff E, MacDonald PDM, Fangman MT, Waller AE.  Local surveillance practice evaluation in North Carolina and value of new national accreditation measures.  Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. 2013 Mar-Apr;19(2):146-52. doi: 10.1097/PHH.0b013e318252ee21.

Samoff E, DiBiase L, Fangman MT, Fleischauer AT, Waller AE, MacDonald PDM. We can have it all: Improved surveillance outcomes and decreased costs associated with electronic reportable disease surveillance, North Carolina, 2010. American Journal of Public Health, 2013; 103(12):2292-2297.

Travers D, Haas SW, Waller AE, Schwartz TA, Mostafa J, Best NC, Crouch J. Implementation of Emergency Medical Text Classifier for syndromic surveillance. Proceedings of the 2013 American Medical Informatics Association, 2013; 1365-1374.

2012

Buckley JP, Richardson DB. Seasonal modification of the association between temperature and adult emergency department visits for asthma: a case-crossover study. Environmental Health 2012 Aug;11(1):55.  http://www.ehjournal.net/content/pdf/1476-069X-11-55.pdf

Fangman MT, Samoff E, Waller A.  Having the cake and eating it too:  Improved surveillance outcomes and decreased costs associated with electronic reportable disease surveillance system in North Carolina, 2010.  Research Brief from The North Carolina Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center (NCPERRC), UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, October 2012.

Fangman MT, Samoff E, DiBiase L, MacDonald PDM, Waller A.  Local Surveillance Practice and Implications for Public Health Accreditation:  The North Carolina Example.  Research Brief from The North Carolina Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center (NCPERRC), UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, April 2012.

Fangman MT, Samoff E, DiBiase L, MacDonald PDM, Waller A.  Local Health Department Electronic Surveillance:  Best Practices and Costs, North Carolina, 2010.  Research Brief from The North Carolina Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center (NCPERRC), UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, April 2012.

Harmon KJ, Waller AE, Barnett C, Proescholdbell SK, Marshall S, Dellapenna AJ.  The UNC Department of Emergency Medicine Carolina Center for Health Informatics Report, Overview and Analysis of NC DETECT Emergency Department Data for Injuries: 2010.  UNC Department of Emergency Medicine, June 2012.

Glickman SW, Shofer FS, Wu MC, Scholer MJ, Ndubuizu A, Peterson ED, Granger CB, Cairns CB, Glickman LT. (2012). Development and validation of a prioritization rule for obtaining an immediate 12-lead electrocardiogram in the emergency department to identify ST-elevation myocardial infarction. American Heart Journal, 163(3), 372-382.

Leak A, Mayer D, Wyss A, Travers D, Waller A.  Why do cancer patients die in the emergency department (ED)?  An analysis of 283 deaths in NC EDs.  American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care, (published online May 2012).

Rhea S, Ising A, Deyneka L, Vaughn-Batten H, Fleischauer A, Waller A.  Using near real-time morbidity data to identify heat-related illness prevention strategies in North Carolina.  Journal of Community Health, 2012; 37(2): 495-500 (published online September, 2011).

Rhea S, Ising A, Waller A, Haskell MG, Weber DJ.  Using ICD-9-CM E-codes in addition to chief complaint keyword searches for identification of animal bite-related emergency department visits (comment).  Public Health Reports 2012; 127(6):561-2.

Samoff E, Waller AE, Fleischauer A, Ising A, Davis M, Park M, Haas SW, DiBiase L, MacDonald PDM.  Integration of syndromic surveillance data into public health practice at state and local levels.  Public Health Reports, 2012; 127(3):310-317.

Samoff E, Davis M, Park M, Waller A, MacDonald P.  Evaluation of Syndromic Surveillance Data Use for Communicable Disease Control Practice in North Carolina, 2009.  Summary of Report of Findings to the North Carolina Division of Public Health.  Research Brief from The North Carolina Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center (NCPERRC), UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, January 2012.

Published Abstracts

Deyneka, L., Ising, A., & Li, M. Enhanced Surveillance during the Democratic National Convention, Charlotte, NC. (Abstract). ISDS Annual Conference Proceedings 2012. http://www.syndromic.org/uploads/files/Enhanced%20Surveillance%20during%20the%20Democratic%20National.pdf

Li M, Loschen W, Deyneka L, Burkom H, Ising A, Waller A.  Time of arrival analysis in NC DETECT to find clusters of interest from unclassified patient visit records.  International Society for Disease Surveillance Annual Conference Proceedings, San Diego, CA, December 3-5, 2012 (abstract).

Lippmann, S. J., Yeatts, K. B., Waller, A., Lich, K. H., Travers, D., Weinberger, M., & Donohue, J. F. COPD-Related ED Visits in North Carolina: Hospitalizations and Return Visits. (Abstract). ISDS Annual Conference Proceedings 2012. http://www.syndromic.org/uploads/files/COPD-Related%20ED%20Visits%20in%20North%20Carolina.pdf

Deepika Mahalingam, Javed Mostafa, Debbie Travers, Stephanie Haas, and Anna Waller. 2012. Automated syndrome classification using early phase emergency department data. In Proceedings of the 2nd ACM SIGHIT International Health Informatics Symposium (IHI ’12). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 373-378. DOI=10.1145/2110363.2110406 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2110363.2110406

Samoff E, Fangman MT, Deyneka L, Ising A, Waller, A.  Adapting syndromic surveillance systems to increase value to local health departments.  International Society for Disease Surveillance Annual Conference Proceedings, San Diego, CA, December 3-5, 2012 (abstract).

2011

Mayer D, Traver D, Wyss A, Leak A, Waller A.  Why Do Cancer Patients Visit Emergency Departments? Results of a 2008 Population Study in North Carolina.  Journal of Clinical Oncology 2011, 29(19):2683-8 (published online May 23, 2011).

Rappold A,Stone S, Cascio W  Neas L, Carraway M, Kilaru V, Szykman J, Ising A, Farooqui M, Vaughan-Batten H,   Deyneka L,BarnettC, Devlin R.  Peat Bog Wildfire Smoke Exposure in Rural North Carolina Is Associated with Cardio-Pulmonary Emergency Department Visits Assessed Through Syndromic Surveillance.  Environmental Health Perspectives 2011; published online June 27, 2011.

Rhea S, Glickman S, Waller A, Ising A, Maillard J, Lund E, Glickman L.  Evaluation of routinely collected veterinary and human health data for surveillance of human tick-borne diseases in North Carolina.  Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 2010; 11(1) 9-14.

Rhea S, Glickman S, Waller A, Ising A, Williams C, Glickman L.  Association of doxycycline prescriptions and tick-related emergency department visits in North Carolina.  Southern Medical Journal 2011; 104(9) 653-658.

Samoff E, DiBiase L, Fangman MT, Davis M, Waller AE, MacDonald PDM.  Use of the North Carolina Electronic Disease Surveillance System in local health departments:  Summary of findings.  The North Carolina Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center (NCPERRC), UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, June 2011.

Samoff E, Davis M, Park M, Waller A, MacDonald P.  Evaluation of Syndromic Surveillance Data Use for Communicable Disease Control Practice in North Carolina, 2009.  A Report to the North Carolina Division of Public Health.  The North Carolina Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center (NCPERRC), UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, February 2011.

Schinasi L, Waller AE, Ising A, Tintinalli JE.  The UNC Department of Emergency Medicine Carolina Center for Health Informatics Report Overview and Analysis of NC DETECT Emergency Department Visit Data:  2009.  UNC Department of Emergency Medicine, May 2011.

Tintinalli J, Hakenewerth H, Ising A, Waller A, DeSelm T. The Prevalence of Mental Health Disorders in Patients who Visit the ED.  Chapel Hill, NC:  UNC Department of Emergency Medicine, Carolina Center for Health Informatics, July 2011.

Tintinalli J, Hakenewerth H, Ising A, Waller A, DeSelm T. The Prevalence of Substance Abuse Disorders in Patients who Visit the ED.  Chapel Hill, NC:  UNC Department of Emergency Medicine, Carolina Center for Health Informatics, July 2011.

Travers D, Rupp V, Mecham N, Katznelson J, Hohenhaus S, Waller A, Rosenau A.  The Use of ESI for Pediatric Triage.  In:  Emergency Severity Index (ESI):  A Triage Tool for Emergency Department Care, Version 4. Implementation Handbook 2012 Edition.  Gilboy N, Tanabe T, Travers D, Rosenau AM.  Rockville, MD:  AHRQ Publication No. 12-0014; November 2011; 41-52.

Zhao, Y, Zeng, D, Herring, AH, Ising, A, Waller, AE, Richardson, D, Kosorok, MR.  Detecting Disease Outbreaks Using Local Spatiotemporal Methods.  Biometrics 2011; 67 1508-1517. (Winner of 2011 Best Paper in Biometrics by an IBS Member Award.)

Published Abstracts

Deyneka L, Xu Z, Burkom H, Hicks P, Benoit S, Vaughn-Batten H, Ising A.  Finding time-of-arrival clusters of exposure-related visits to emergency departments in contiguous hospital groups.  Emerging Health Threats Journal 2011, 4:11032 – DOI: 10.3402/ehtj.v4i0.11032 (abstract).

Ising A, Li M, Deyneka L, Vaughn-Batten H, Waller A.  Improving syndromic surveillance for non-power users:  NC DETECT dashboards.  Emerging Health Threats Journal 2011, 4: 11033 – DOI: 10.3402/ehtj.v4i0.11033 (abstract).

Rhea S, Ising A, Waller A, Deyneka L, Vaughn-Batten H, Haskell M.  Animal bite surveillance using NC DETECT emergency department visit data.  Emerging Health Threats Journal 2011, 4: 11163 – DOI: 10.3402/ehtj.v4i0.11163 (abstract).

Travers D, Hassmiller Lich K, Lippmann S, Waller A, Weinberger M, Yeatts K.  Defining emergency department asthma visits for public health Surveillance.  Emerging Health Threats Journal 2011, 4: 11042 – DOI: 10.3402/ehtj.v4i0.11042  (abstract).

Vaughan-Batten H, Deyneka L, Ising A, Waller A.  Data requests for research:  Best practices based on the NC DETECT experience.  Emerging Health Threats Journal 2011, 4: 11094 – DOI: 10.3402/ehtj.v4i0.11094 (abstract).

2010

Chapman W, Dowling J, Baer A, Buckeridge A, Cochrane D, Conway M, Elkin P, Espino J, Gunn J, Hales C, Hutwagner L, Keller M, Larson C, Noe R, Okhmatovskaia A, Olson K, Paladini M, Scholer M, Sniegoski C, Thompson D, Lober B.  Developing syndrome definitions based on consensus and current use.  Journal of American Medical Informatics Association, 17:595-601, published September 2010.

Kaydos-Daniels, SC, Rojas-Smith, L, Ising AI, Barnett, C, Farris, T, Waller, AE, Wetterhall, S.  Biosurveillance and Public Health Practice:  A case study of North Carolina’s NC DETECT System.  In:  Biosurveillance: Methods and Case Studies, Kass-Hout, T and Zhang, X, editors. Boca Raton, FL:  CRC Press; 2011; 195-213.

Rein DB.  A Snapshot of Situational Awareness:  Using the NC DETECT System to Monitor the 2007 Heat Wave.  In: Biosurveillance: Methods and Case Studies, Kass-Hout, T and Zhang, X, editors. Boca Raton, FL:  CRC Press; 2011; 313-326.

Skiles M, Schinasi L, Waller AE, Ising A, Tinitinalli, JE.  The UNC Department of Emergency Medicine, Carolina Center for Health Informatics Report of NC DETECT Emergency Department Data:  2008.  Monograph published July 2010.

Waller, AE, Scholer, MJ, Ising, AI and Travers, DA. Using Emergency Department Data for Biosurveillance: The North Carolina Experience.  In: Infectious Disease Informatics and Biosurveillance: Research, Systems, and Case Studies, Zeng D, et al., editors, New York:  Springer Publishing Company; 2010; 46-66.

Waller, AE, Ising, AI, Deyneka, L.  North Carolina Biosurveillance System.  In:  Wiley Handbook of Science and Technology for Homeland Security.  Voeller JG, editor.  New York:  John Wiley and Sons, Inc.; 2008; 1-40. Published online April 2010, vol. 3.5.

Waller A, Hakenewerth A, Tintinalli J, Ising A.  Annual Report of North Carolina Emergency Department Data, January 1, 2007-December 31, 2007.  North Carolina Medical Journal, January/February 2010, 71(1):15-25.

Published Abstracts

Leacock BW, Platts-Mills TF, Cabana J, McLean S. Increases in Emergency Medical Services Use Across the Life Span: Analysis of North Carolina’s Comprehensive Emergency Department Database.  Academic Emergency Medicine 2010; 17(s1) S114 (abstract).

Moro-Sutherland D, Johnson C, Falls D, Scholer M, Waller A, Shofer F, Cairns C. Variability in Hospital Admission Rates for Neonates (0-28 days) with Fever in North Carolina.  Academic Emergency Medicine 2010; 17(s1) S188 (abstract).

Ndubuizu A, Glickman S, Glickman L, Scholer M, Waller A, Shofer F, Cairns C.  The Impact of Aging on the Clinical Presentation of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction.  Academic Emergency Medicine 2010; 17(s1) S8 (abstract).

Ndubuizu A, Scholer M, Glickman S, Glickman L, Waller A, Travers D, Cairns C, Shofer F.  Accuracy and Feasibility of a Novel Approach to Emergency Medicine Text Processing of ED Chief Complaints.   Academic Emergency Medicine 2010; 17(s1) S60 (abstract).

2009

DeKoning P, Hakenewerth A, Tintinalli J, Platts-Mills T.  Epidemiology of Burns in North Carolina. Burns. 2009 Sep;35(6):776-82. Epub 2009 May 30.

Hakenewerth AM, Waller AE, Ising AI, Tintinalli JE.  NC DETECT and NHAMCS:  Comparison of Emergency Department Data.  Academic Emergency Medicine 2008; published online December 31, 2008.  Print version 2009; 16(3):261-269.

2008

Dara J, Dowling JN, Travers D, Cooper GF, Chapman WW.  Evaluation of preprocessing techniques for chief complaint classification.  Journal of Biomedical Informatics 2008; 41(4):613-623.

Haas SW, Travers D, Tintinalli JE, Pollock D, Waller A, Barthell E, Burt C, Chapman W, Coonan K, Kamens D, McClay J.  Towards vocabulary control for chief complaint. Academic Emergency Medicine, 2008; 15(5): 476-482.

Hohenhaus S, Travers D, Mecham N.  Pediatric Triage:  A Review of the Emergency Education Literature.  J Emerg Nurs 2008; 34(4): 308-313.

Irvine A. Natural Language Processing and Temporal Information Extraction in Emergency Department Triage Notes. Masters Paper submitted to the School of Information and Library Science, 2008. <http://ils.unc.edu/MSpapers/3378.pdf>

Irvine AK, Haas SW, Sullivan T.  TN-TIES: A system for extracting temporal information from Emergency Department triage notes.  AMIA.Annu.Symp.Proc., 2008:328-332.

Sullivan T, Irvine A, Haas SW.  It’s all relative: usage of relative temporal expressions in triage notes.  Proceedings of the 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 2008; 45:1-8

Published Abstracts

Brannan S, Evens N, Barnett C, Deyneka L, Ising A, Wheaton B, Rineer J. Web-based Spatio-Temporal Display of NC DETECT Surveillance Data.  Advances in Disease Surveillance, 2008; 5:6 (abstract).

Glickman L, Rhea S, Glickman S, Waller A, Ising A, Engel J.  Canine Tick Diagnoses are a Sentinel for Tick-borne Diseases in People.  Advances in Disease Surveillance, 2008; 5:176 (abstract).

Li M, Ising A, Deyneka L, Falls D, Waller A.  Using NC DETECT Summary Reports to Share Syndromic Information.  Advances in Disease Surveillance, 2008; 5:113 (abstract).

Park M, Ising A, Deyneka L, Waller A.  Infection Control Practitioner Use of NC DETECT.  Advances in Disease Surveillance, 2008; 5:124 (abstract).

Phillips TG, Haas S, Tintinalli JE, Travers D, Waller A.  In Search of a Controlled Vocabulary for Emergency Department Chief Complaints:  A Comparison of Four Published Chief Complaint Lists.  Advances in Disease Surveillance, 2008; 5:52 (abstract).

Ratcliffe A, Barnett C, Ising A, Waller A.  Evaluating the Validity of ED Visit Data for Biosurveillance.  Advances in Disease Surveillance, 2008; 5:57 (abstract).

Rojas-Smith L, Daniels NK, Farris T, Barnett C, Ising A.  The Utility of Biosurveillance for Public Health Practice:  The Findings from Two Case Studies.  Advances in Disease Surveillance, 2008; 5:58 (abstract).

Travers D, Scholer M, Crouch J, Wetterhall S.  Using UMLS Semantic Network to identify search terms for biosurveillance.  Advances in Disease Surveillance, 2008; 5:69 (abstract).

2007

Haas SW, Travers DA, Waller AE, Kramer-Duffield J. What is an event?  Domain constraints for temporal analysis of chief complaints and triage notes.  Proceedings of the 2007 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (4 pages).

Scholer MJ, Ghneim G, Wu S, Westlake M, Travers D, Waller AE, McCalla A, Wetterhall SF. Defining and Applying a Method for Improving the Sensitivity and Specificity of an Emergency Department Early Event Detection System. American Medical Informatics Association 2007 Symposium Proceedings, 651-655.

Travers D, Wu S, Scholer MJ, Westlake M, Waller AE, McCalla A. Evaluation of a Chief Complaint Pre-Processor for Biosurveillance. American Medical Informatics Association 2007 Symposium Proceedings, 736-740.

Waller AE, Ising A, Deyneka L. North Carolina Emergency Department Visit Data Available for Public Health Surveillance. North Carolina Medical Journal, July/August 2007; 68(4): 289-291.

West SL, D’Aloisio AA, Ringle-Kulka T, Waller AE, Bordley C.  Population-based drug-related anaphylaxis in children and adolescents captured by South Carolina Emergency Room Hospital Discharge Database (SCERHDD) (2000–2002).  Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 2007; 12:1255-67. Published online in Wiley InterScience (www.interscience.wiley.com) DOI: 10.1002/pds.1502.

Published Abstracts

Barnett C, Deyneka L, Waller AE.  Post-Katrina Situational Awareness in North Carolina. Advances in Disease Surveillance 2007; 2:142 (abstract).

Barnett C, Ising A, Travers D, Waller AE. Emergency Department Data Quality Best Practices.  Advances in Disease Surveillance 2007; 2:193 (abstract).

Deyneka L, Costa P, Kipp A. Using Poison Center Syndromic Surveillance for Environmental Health Signals Detection. Advances in Disease Surveillance 2007; 2:151 (abstract).

Falls DM, McLamb JR, Ising AI, Waller AE.  Using Business Intelligence Tools to Automate Data Capture and Reporting.  Advances in Disease Surveillance 2007; 2:6 (abstract).

Forbach C, Scholer MJ, Falls D, Ising A, Waller AE.  Improving System Ability to Identify Symptom Complexes in Free-Text Data.  Advances in Disease Surveillance 2007; 2:7 (abstract).

Ghneim G, Wu S, Westlake M, Scholer MJ, Travers D, and Waller AE.  Defining and Applying a Method for Establishing Gold Standard Sets of Emergency Room Visit Data. Advances in Disease Surveillance 2007; 2:6 (abstract).

Ising A, Travers D, Crouch J, Waller AE. Improving Negation Processing in Triage Notes. Advances in Disease Surveillance 2007 4:50 (abstract).

Ising A, Li M, Deyneka L, Barnett C, Scholer M, Waller AE.  Situational Awareness Using Web-based Annotation and Custom Reporting. Advances in Disease Surveillance 2007 4:167 (abstract).

Li M, Ising A, Havaldar R, Waller AE.  Multi-Tier Role Based Access for Secure and Flexible Syndromic Surveillance.  Advances in Disease Surveillance 2007; 2:158 (abstract).

2006

Ising AI, Waller AE, McLamb J, Eubanks T.  North Carolina Disease Event Tracking and Epidemiologic Collection Tool (NC DETECT).  Proceedings of the 2006 HIMSS Annual Conference, Davies Award Paper (14 pages).

Travers DA, Barnett C, Ising A, Waller A.  Timeliness of emergency department diagnoses for syndromic surveillance.  American Medical Informatics Association 2006 Symposium Proceedings, 769-773.

Travers DA and Haas SW. Unified Medical Language System Coverage of Emergency-Medicine Chief Complaints. Academic Emergency Medicine 2006; 13(12): 1319-1323.

Published Abstracts

Falls DM, Schopler B, Ising AI, Kipp A, Waller, AE.  Incorporating Wildlife Data into Syndromic Surveillance.  Advances in Disease Surveillance 2006; 1:79 (abstract).

Ising AI, Travers DA, MacFarquhar J, Aaron Kipp A, Waller, AE. Triage Note in Emergency Department-Based Syndromic Surveillance. Advances in Disease Surveillance 2006; 1:34 (abstract).

Ising A, Li M, Waller AE.  Documenting Alerts within a Web-based Early Event Detection System.  American Medical Informatics Association 2006 Symposium Proceedings, 964 (abstract).

Katznelson J, Hohenhaus S, Travers D, Agans R, Trocinski D, Waller A. Creation of a Validated Set of Pediatric Case Scenarios for the Emergency Severity Index Triage System.  Academic Emergency Medicine 2006; 13:S169 (abstract).

Li M, Ising AI, Waller AE, Falls D, Eubanks T, Kipp A.  North Carolina Bioterrorism and Emerging Infection Prevention System.  Advances in Disease Surveillance 2006; 1:80 (abstract).

MacFarquhar JK, Sickbert-Bennett EE, Waller AE, Travers D, Scholer MJ, Davies M.  Evolution of a Syndromic Surveillance Case Definition. Advances in Disease Surveillance 2006; 1:46 (abstract).

Rosenau AM, Waller A, Trocinski D, Travers D, Mecham N, Katznelson J, Hohenhaus S, Eubanks T, Rupp V, Eitel D.  Is the Emergency Severity Index Reliable for Pediatric Triage? Annals of Emergency Medicine 2006; 4S:62-63 (abstract).

Scholer MJ, MacFarquhar J, Sickbert-Bennett E, Kipp A, Travers D, Waller A.  Reverse Engineering of a Syndrome Definition for Influenza.  Advances in Disease Surveillance 2006; 1:64 (abstract).

Travers D, Kipp A, MacFarquhar J, Waller, A.  Evaluation of Emergency Medical Text Processor for Pre-Processing Chief Complaint Data for Syndromic Surveillance.  Advances in Disease Surveillance 2006; 1:71 (abstract).

Travers D, Agans R, Eitel D, Mecham N, Rosenau A, Tanabe P, Trocinski D, Waller A.  Reliability of the Emergency Severity Index Version 4.  Academic Emergency Medicine 2006; 13:S126 (abstract).

 2005

Sickbert-Bennett EE, Scholer MJ, Butler J, Travers D, MacFarquhar JK, Waller AE, Ghneim G. Evaluation of a Syndromic Surveillance System for the Detection of Acute Infectious Gastroenteritis Outbreaks — North Carolina.  MMWR. 2005; 54(Suppl): 201.

2004

Haas SW and Travers DA. Issues in the development of a thesaurus for patients’ chief complaints in the hospital emergency department.  Proceedings of the 2004 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 411-417.

Travers DA, Haas SW. Evaluation of Emergency Medical Text Processor, a system for cleaning chief complaint data.  Academic Emergency Medicine 2004; 11(11): 1170-1176.

2003

Travers DA, Haas SW, Waller AE, Tintinalli JE.  Diagnosis Clusters for Emergency Medicine.  Academic Emergency Medicine 2003; 10(12): 1337-1344.

Travers DA and Haas SW. Using nurses’ natural language entries to build a concept-oriented terminology for patient’s chief complaints in the emergency department. Journal of Biomedical Informatics 2003; 36:260-270.

Travers DA, Waller A, Haas S, Lober WB, Beard C.  Emergency department data for bioterrorism surveillance: Electronic availability, timeliness, sources and standards. American Medical Informatics Association 2003 Symposium Proceedings, 664-668.

2002

Travers DA, Waller AE, Bowling JM, Flowers D, Tintinalli JE.  Five-level triage system more effective than three-level in tertiary emergency department.  Journal of Emergency Nursing 2002; 28(5):395-400.