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SIDARTHa – The Surveillance System


Testing SIDARTHa

Click here to see a demo presentation (pdf - 2.5 MB) of the SIDARTHa syndromic surveillance system (SIDARTHa-Cantabria).

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Using SIDARTHa

A SIDARTHa syndromic surveillance system can be installed at the local/regional level or even at single emergency institutions. Using historical data, local spatio-temporal baselines and thresholds for syndromes can be calculated and periodically updated to adjust the SIDARTHa system to your local circumstances. Routinely collected data can automatically be transferred into the SIDARTHa syndromic surveillance system in near real time. Using pre-defined spatio-temporal detection algorithms, the actual demand will be compared to predefined thresholds. If a threshold is exceeded, the users is informed automatically. A autonated SIDARTHa syndromic surveillance system is currently active in the emergency medical dispatch centre of the state of Tyrol, Austria and in the university hospital emergency department in Santander, Cantabria, Spain.

You can download the User Manual and the SIDARTHa Coding Manual to support you to generate syndromes based on emergency medical data and install a SIDARTHa syndromic surveillance system.

Health authorities can use the timely information by SIDARTHa to initiate further analysis of the detected risk and organise a response. Further, the local/regional authorities can via the established reporting ways inform national health authorities which can report to European health information systems (e.g., Early Warning and Response System (EWRS)). 

Emergency professionals can use the SIDARTHa system for resource planning.

SIDARTHa cannot replace but only complement any existing surveillance and alerting systems.