Texas Syndromic Surveillance (TxS2) Use Cases and Success Stories

Texas Syndromic Surveillance (TxS2) is the statewide syndromic surveillance system for Texas hosted by the Texas Department of State Health Services. 

For TxS2 to be valuable, the data within the system must be viewed and analyzed by experienced public health officials throughout the state. As such, DSHS employees, LHD officials, and hospital infection preventionists have been given access to the system. It is important to share the accomplishments of partners throughout the state and to demonstrate to stakeholders the benefits and usefulness of syndromic surveillance. These syndromic surveillance activities and success stories from partners across the state are highlighted below, as well as in annual updates produced by DSHS.

In addition, DSHS is reviewing syndromic surveillance use cases for both day-to-day, routine surveillance and for unexpected events such as hurricanes or transmission of Zika virus in an effort to provide standard and suggested data queries. Additional information will be added below as it is available. 

If you have questions or recommendations regarding use cases or would like to share your syndromic surveillance activities and success stories please contact DSHS at syndromic.surveillance@dshs.texas.gov.

Syndromic Surveillance Activities

Syndromic Surveillance Success Stories

Syndromic Surveillance Posters

Syndromic Surveillance Use Cases

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Last updated May 2, 2019