ACES: Acute Care Enhanced Surveillance
Acute Care Enhanced Surveillance (ACES) provides real-time epidemiological surveillance for Ontario. ACES monitors triage (emergency department visits) and inpatient (admissions to hospital) records from over 95% of Ontario’s acute care hospitals. Records are monitored as the patients are being treated, giving real-time situational awareness for disease outbreak and other potential health risks. Hospital visits are monitored with a sliding scale of specificity, from a province-wide assessment to our smallest level of geography, the FSA (forward sortation area, the first three characters of Canadian postal codes). ACES has built-in temporal and spatial capabilities to enable public health to be better informed on the health of the community to improve public health protection and prevention initiatives.
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Training Video 1
This first of three videos introduces the home page, tabs, and graphs. It is approximately eight minutes long.
Training Video 2
TThe second of three videos describes the use of the Epicurves tabs. Special attention will be paid to the Tools and Advanced options. The video runs approximately 14 minutes.
Training Video 3
The last in the series will describes the Line Listings page, with special attention to customization options, and individual patient records. The video is approximately 10 minutes long.
- Development and assessment of a hospital admissions-based syndromic surveillance system for COVID-19 in Ontario, Canada: ACES Pandemic Tracker
- The effect of seasonal respiratory virus transmission on syndromic surveillance for COVID-19 in Ontario, Canada
- Lessons Learned from an Extreme Heat Event using ACES for Situational Awareness, Ontario, Canada
- Characterizing the Effects of Extreme Cold using Real-time Syndromic Surveillance, Ontario, Canada, 2010-2016.
- Comparing Twitter data to routine data sources in public health surveillance for the 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games: an ecological study
- Risk assessment during the Pan American and Parapan American games
- Emergency department surveillance as a proxy for the prediction of circulating respiratory viral disease in Eastern Ontario
- Spatial and temporal aberration detection methods for disease outbreaks in syndromic surveillance systems.
- Modeling and Syndromic Surveillance for Estimating Weather-Induced Heat-Related Illness. (Perry AG, Korenberg MJ, Hall GG, Moore KM, Journal of Environmental and Public Health. 2011: 2011)
- A Comparison of Methods for Forecasting Emergency Department Visits for Respiration Illness Using Telehealth Ontario Calls. (Perry AG, Moore KM, Levesque LE, Pickett CWL, Korenberg MJ. CJEM. 2010;101(6))
- Automated Mortality Surveillance in South-Eastern Ontario for Pandemic Influenza Preparedness. (Fan C, van Dijk A, Fernando D, Hall JN, Wynn A, Gemmill I, Moore KM. CJPH. 2010;101(6):459-463)
- Canadian and United States Cross-Border Collaboration for Syndromic Surveillance: Overview and Recommendations from an International Society for Disease Surveillance (Edgar B, Buehler JW, Moore KM. Advances in Disease Surveillance. 2009;7(3))
- Real-time surveillance for respiratory disease outbreaks, Ontario, Canada (van Dijk A, Aramini J, Edge G, Moore K. Emerging Infectious Disease 2009; 15(5):799-801)
- Telehealth Ontario detection of gastrointestinal illness outbreaks (Caudle JM, van Dijk A, Rolland E, Moore K. Canadian Journal of Public Health 2009; 100(4):253-57)
- Implementation of an automated, real-time public health surveillance system linking emergency departments and health units: rationale and methodology (Moore KM, Edgar BL, McGuinness D. CJEM. 2008 Mar;10(2):114-9)
- Visualization techniques and graphical user interfaces in syndromic surveillance systems (Kieran M Moore, Graham Edge, Andrew R Kurc. Summary from the Disease Surveillance Workshop, Sept. 11-12, 2007; Bangkok, Thailand. BMC Proceedings 2008;2(Suppl 3):S6)
- Using Ontario's Telehealth health telephone helpline as an early-warning system: a study protocol (Rolland, E.; Moore,K.; Robinson,V.A.; McGuinness,D. U BMC Health Serv Res. 2006 Feb 15;6:10)
- Real-time syndrome surveillance in Ontario, Canada: the potential use of emergency departments and Telehealth (Moore, K.. Eur J Emerg Med. 2004 Feb;11(1):1-2)