Hospital Recruitment Project

Data currently used in the Missouri ESSENCE system originates with the Hospital Electronic Syndromic Surveillance Reporting Rule. Now that all of Missouri’s mandated hospitals are reporting, we are seeking data from previously exempted hospitals in order to achieve greater emergency department (ED) coverage within ESSENCE. We estimate that the 92 facilities that currently participate in ESSENCE account for approximately 92% of all ED visits statewide. DHSS has also collaborated with its partners to recruit facilities in other states that border Missouri.  DHSS and its partners recognize that public health events such as outbreaks and natural disasters do not recognize borders, so data sharing is essential for timely and effective public health response. 

Illinois (Project Completed 2009)

Kansas and Kansas City Metropolitan Area (Project Completed 2012)

Other Missouri Hospitals