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Event Details

Webinar - Big Data: Engaging in Public Health Surveillance beyond the Confines of the Local Health Department
4/30/2013 3:00 PM 4:00 PM
Have you heard the buzz around Big Data? Big Data is the capture, storage and management of large datasets that can be analyzed for correlations and valuable change in health improvement. Big data collected from the use of electronic health records, community health, human services, and social media can provide expanded opportunities for LHDs. Join NACCHO for an hour long webinar to learn about Chicago Department of Public Health's use of big data and Johns Hopkins University's research on the use of social media as a new data source for public health. Moderator: Julia Gunn, RN, MPH, Director of Communicable Disease Control Division at Boston Public Health Commission Speakers: Mark Dredze, PhD, Assistant Research Professor of Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University and a research scientist at the Human Language Technology Center of Excellence Roderick Jones, MPH, Director of Epidemiology, Epidemiology and Public Health Informatics, Chicago Department of Public Health
Contact: Nina Jolani
Phone: 202-507-4268
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