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Using Electronic Death Registration Systems (EDRS) to Conduct "Real-Time" Disaster Mortality Surveillance

Straight, A., Baker, K., Donald, C., et al. (2014). Using Electronic Death Registration Systems (EDRS) to Conduct "Real-Time" Disaster Mortality Surveillance. (Free registration required.) National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO).

This webinar shares information on how states are using existing electronic death registration systems (EDRS) for active disaster response and surveillance, and EDRS' role in mass fatality planning. Speakers from Oklahoma, New York City, and Alabama health departments describe their experiences with disaster response in their jurisdictions. They also discuss a conceptual framework to leverage EDRS and other available databases to develop an electronic national disaster mortality surveillance system and outline the steps states can take to assist with that effort.
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