SIDARTHa – The Surveillance System
Click here to see a demo presentation (pdf - 2.5 MB) of the SIDARTHa syndromic surveillance system (SIDARTHa-Cantabria).
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
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,
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
Emergency professionals can use the SIDARTHa system for resource planning.
SIDARTHa cannot replace but only complement any existing surveillance and alerting systems.