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(1) (Electronic Image Stabilization) See image stabilization.

(2) (Executive Information System) An information system that consolidates and summarizes ongoing transactions within the organization. It provides top management with all the information it requires at all times from internal and external sources.

The terms EIS and DSS (decision support system) are often used synonymously; however, an EIS implies more of a war room style graphical interface that overlooks the entire enterprise. A decision support system (DSS) typically provides a spreadsheet style "what if?" analysis capability, often for only one department or one product at a time. LightShip and Forest & Trees are examples of EIS software that popularized the concept. The EIS systems in the 1980s were the progenitors of the business intelligence (BI) software in the 1990s. See decision support system, EII and BI software.

(2) (Enterprise Information Services) The back-end layer where the traditional data processing occurs in an organization, which includes the databases, mainframe and ERP applications.

(3) (EIS International, Inc., Herndon, VA) Founded in Connecticut in 1980 by Robert Jesurum, EIS became a leading provider of advanced technology solutions for call centers worldwide. The firm's call center workstations and predictive dialing software were used in a wide variety of industries, including finance, telecom and cable, publishing and market research. In 2000, EIS became a subsidiary of German-based SER Systeme AG, and in 2002, a management buyout created the independent SER Solutions, Inc. with headquarters in Dulles, VA. Private investment firm The Gores Group acquired SER in early 2006. For more information, visit www.ser.com.

environmental impact statement

A detailed analysis of the probable environmental consequences of proposed federal legislation, major federal actions, or large-scale construction making use of federal funds, likely to have significant effects on environmental quality; such a statement is required by the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. §4321 et seq.).
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Epidemic Intelligence Service of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: 50 years of training and service in applied epidemiology.
Although you've probably never heard of them, the officers of the Epidemic Intelligence Service have probably saved millions of lives over the last half-century.
Ethan Fechter-Leggett is a second-year Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer in CDC's Environmental Health Tracking Branch at the National Center for Environmental Health.
What follows is a summary of findings previously reported in a 2008 JAMA study jointly authored by the Centers for Disease Control Epidemic Intelligence Service and National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (1) which is primarily based on findings of medical examiner death investigations for the year 2006; followed by an overview of the drug abuse phenomenon in West Virginia over the period of 1991 to 2008, as abstracted from completed medical examiner death certificates.
Sallyann Coleman King, the study's lead author and an epidemic intelligence service officer in the CDC's Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, said in a statement.
Report co-author Arica White, a CDC epidemic intelligence service officer, said: "The number of cancer survivors is expected to grow as the aging population grows.
Inside the Outbreaks: The Elite Medical Detectives of the Epidemic Intelligence Service shares the stories of public health investigations conducted by the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officers of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention since their advent in 1951.
Inside the Outbreaks tells the story of this little-known corps, the Epidemic Intelligence Service of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
He assigned an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer to work with our office and the DC Narcotics Treatment Administration to study the epidemiology of the problem.
He also served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), performing outbreak investigations and work on Swine Flu vaccine-associated Guillian-Barre syndrome.
Iris Varnack (Joely Richardson) of the Epidemic Intelligence Service.

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