Evaluation of First Electronic Case Reports received in Illinois

Communicable disease reporting from providers can be a time-consuming process that results in delayed or incomplete reporting of infectious diseases, limiting public health's ability to respond quickly to prevent or control disease. The recent development of an HL7 standard for automated Electronic initial case reports (eICR) represents an important advancement for public health surveillance.

June 18, 2019

Strategies for Clinical Decision Support for Electronic Case Reporting

As the knowledge required to support case reporting evolves from unstructured to more structured and standardized formats, it becomes suitable for electronic clinical decision support (CDS). CDS for case reporting confronts two challenges: a) While EHRs are moving toward local CDS capabilities, it will take several years for EHR systems to consistently support this capability; and b) public health-related CDS knowledge, such as Zika infection detection and reporting rules, may differ from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.

June 18, 2019

Update on Digital Bridge Electronic Case Reporting (eCR) Project

Presented July 20, 2018.

July 24, 2018

Electronic case reporting of STIs: Are non-existent codes the reason for missing information?

Under the CDC STD Surveillance Network (SSuN) Part B grant, WA DOH is testing eICR of sexually transmitted infections (STI) with a clinical partner. Existing standard vocabulary codes were identified to represent previously-identified information gaps, or the need for new codes or concepts was identified.


January 21, 2018

Evaluation of chlamydia and gonorrhea electronic provider reports data quality

Electronic case reporting (eCR) is defined as the fully or semiautomated generation and electronic transmission of reportable disease case reports from an electronic health record (EHR) system to public health authorities, replacing the historically paper-based process. ECR has been reported to increase the number, accuracy, completeness and timeliness of surveillance case reports.

July 27, 2017

Successful implementation of electronic disease reporting in Georgia

The Ministry of Health of Georgia accepted the Electronic Integrated Disease Surveillance System (EIDSS) as an official disease reporting system in 2012. The Georgian government adopted electronic reporting for both veterinary and human diseases in 2015. We conducted a comparative assessment of progress in the implementation of electronic reporting.


August 10, 2017

The prevalence of rabies cases in the territory of Azerbaijan, January 2015-June 2016

Rabies is an infectious disease which was and remains to be one of the most serious diseases of all species of hematothermal animals and humans, in many regions of the world. The epizootic situation on rabies in the Republic of Azerbaijan has been unfavorable for many years, which is confirmed by scientific data and the veterinary cases reporting in the EIDSS system. This system was introduced in the country in 2009 and is the electronic System of disease control.

August 20, 2017

Value of evidence from syndromic surveillance with delayed reporting

Taking into account reporting delays in surveillance systems is not methodologically trivial. Consequently, most use the date of the reception of data, rather than the (often unknown) date of the health event itself. The main drawback of this approach is the resulting reduction in sensitivity and specificity1. Combining syndromic data from multiple data streams (most health events may leave a “signature” in multiple data sources) may be performed in a Bayesian framework where the result is presented in the form of a posterior probability for a disease2.

August 26, 2017

A Suggestion to Improve Timely Feedback of Infectious Disease Surveillance Data at a Provincial Level in South Korea

In South Korea, the NNDSS is organized at three levels: local, provincial, and central. At the local level, physicians report the cased to the Public Health Center (PHC) and PHC conduct control measures. At the provincial level, the PHC reports the cases to the Department of Health (DOH) of the province and DOH obliged to report the cases to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) and feedback of the surveillance data to PHC and physicians.

August 07, 2017

The Public Health Community Platform: Implementing Electronic Case Reporting

The PHCP is a community-led initiative to provide shared infrastructure, services, and applications to the public health community as solutions for complex public health informatics problems. The project has progressed by establishing a governance structure led by an executive committee representative of the public health practice community. The executive committee has established the strategic path for the continued development of the PHCP and prioritized eCR as the initial use case for implementation.


September 21, 2017


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