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The incident, which resulted in a 3-month shutdown of the building, (16) may partially explain Senator Lugar's commitment to the expansion of biosafety, biosecurity, and biosurveillance
efforts in Africa through the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Act.
DHS has also started to coordinate biosurveillance
efforts with other agencies, but DHS has not yet formalized some key agreements to fulfill NBIC's integration mission.
A wide range of biosurveillance
activities is underway at the federal, state, and local levels, and in the private sector, Dr.
The data and experience gained from >20 years' of automated biosurveillance
will provide valuable empirical underpinning for such improvements.
It includes the delivery of animal health programs, food protection, biosurveillance
, research, and the development of new methods to positively affect our beneficiaries' lives.
Despite the onset of the information age, where a doctor in Asia could theoretically inform a centralized information clearinghouse on the other side of the world of a new virus within seconds, realizing this dream is years away, experts at a recent National Defense Industrial Association Biosurveillance
By September 29, the Health Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP) will produce detailed instructions on the implementation of 92 standards for EHR interoperability, PHR (personal health record) development and biosurveillance
DHS is also pursuing two major public health IT initiatives--the National Biosurveillance
Integration System and the Biological Warning and Incident Characterization System (BWICS).
Finally, there must be a recognition that the benefits of syndromic surveillance fall not only in infectious disease monitoring and biosurveillance
but also in other areas, some potentially not yet realized.
Specifically, the team is working to develop chemical and biological building-protection measures, biodecontamination techniques and protocols, subway biosurveillance
technologies, emergency-response-management software, and biocasualty projection methods to assist civilian emergency managers in assessing the consequences of a bioterrorist attack.
The facility enhances the existing biosurveillance
system to detect and respond to bioterrorism and potential pandemics.