BioSense Evaluation Cooperative Agreement

This study comprises a collaboration between the Research Triangle Institute and CCHI to conduct biosurveillance evaluations in support of the CDC BioSense Initiative.  RTI is conducting case studies at several different sites around the US to describe the operational components and functioning of a public health system’s response to a public health threat, and to assess the impact of biosurveillance on the timeliness of detection and response and its role within the public health system.  CCHI's role in this cooperative agreement is to assess the quality of the data obtained through a biosurveillance system, by conducting data validity audits.  These audits compare data in source systems to the data found in biosurveillance systems.