Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (I-NEDSS) - Davies Public Health Award

IDPHNational Electronic Disease Surveillance System, (I-NEDSS) is a web-based application utilized by all 95 local health departments in Illinois and by health care providers and laboratory staff throughout Illinois to report and investigate infectious disease conditions, clusters and outbreaks. 

As of March 13, 2006, I-NEDSS users include 114 state health department users, 657 local health department (LHD) users, and 375 health care providers (representing 85% of hospitals in the state). In addition, the I-NEDSS application receives electronic laboratory reporting via HL7 messaging from the state laboratory, LabCorp and Mayo Clinic.

The LHD system averages 2,340 unduplicated cases per month. Since implementation of health care provider reporting in January 2005, 14,321 cases have been reported by providers via I-NEDSS.

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I-NEDSS serves as the central repository for receiving and retrieving important information on reportable diseases and conditions in Illinois. It is a web-based system that provides for browser-based data entry by local health department staff and health care providers, and electronic messaging of laboratory data.