Utah – National Electronic Disease Surveillance System


What is UT-NEDSS (EpiTrax)?

The UT-NEDSS (EpiTrax) project is a Utah public health initiative to develop an open source software epidemiologic and disease surveillance system modeled after the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS) vision. The system in place for Utah is called EpiTrax. EpiTrax is open source software and is designed to support Utah state and local public health agency surveillance and epidemiologic needs, including receiving or entering disease reports, conducting case/outbreak investigations, managing cases/outbreaks, analyzing data, reporting to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The system is compliant with the Public Health Information Network (PHIN) and the standards of clinical information exchange endorsed by the Utah Community Health Information Exchange (cHIE). UT-NEDSS resides and is maintained on servers managed by the Utah Department of Technology Services on its secure network and supports access by users in health departments across the state.