Gossamer Health is an open source information system for conducting indicator-based surveillance for a population. Gossamer Health stands for Good Open Standards System for Aggregating, Monitoring and Reporting of Health. Gossamer Health, an information technology invented at the University of Washington, is the result a decade of informatics research, syndromic surveillance, data collection and aggregation research in clinical and public health domains. Gossamer Health is being open sourced under the modified BSD license, approved by the Open Source Initiative. Gossamer Health will provide state and local health jurisdictions with a cost-effective way to conduct syndromic surveillance using summarized and anonymized data and electively participate in both Federal and Independently Organized Networks of Surveillance (IONS) to share these indicators with other organizations, including Influenza-Like Illness (ILI) indicators.

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