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The Kansas Syndromic Surveillance Program (KSSP) quickly collects information from hospital emergency department (ED) and urgent care clinic visits. This provides our department, hospitals and local health departments insight into rapidly changing health conditions in the state. We use this data to describe emerging public health threats and enable the healthcare community to quickly identify health issues and take action to prevent injury and illness.

Currently 88 of 130 Kansas emergency departments share data. This is about 83% of all ED patient visits a year. Another 27 hospitals are working with us to submit their data.

National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP)

Kansas participates in the NSSP, which uses ESSENCE (Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-Based Epidemics) for aggregation and analysis of syndromic surveillance data. For more information about the NSSP, please visit the NSSP website.

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