Automated Disease Surveillance Section
The Automated Disease Surveillance Section (ADSS), provides surveillance of diseases in Los Angeles County through a variety of electronic systems from a range of sources including hospitals and laboratories. ADSS monitors these systems daily which helps to provide an early detection of disease outbreaks and assist in monitoring of the population's health in Los Angeles County.
Syndromic surveillance is an electronic early disease
detection system which uses emergency department data.
Since 2003, disease outbreaks and illnesses of public
health importance have been monitored using this system.
More information regarding syndromic surveillance
methods can be found at the following websites:
NOTE: The Los Angeles County Department of Public
Health does not currently
have the capability to receive syndromic surveillance
messages from private providers or medical groups in
accordance with meaningful use criteria.
For questions about meaningful use visit
Communicable Disease Control Program: Meaningful Use
Web Visual Confidential Morbidity Reporting (vCMR)
WebvCMR is an electronic reporting system for
communicable diseases. It's main purpose is to make
disease reporting, investigation, and tracking more
efficient for LACDPH's disease control programs. WebvCMR
manages the investigative cycle of a disease or outbreak
from date of onset to the final resolution.