Electronic Case Reporting (eCR) – CDC

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The CDC has updated the website to include healthcare facilities in production for COVID-19 electronic case reporting.

Electronic case reporting (eCR) is the automated, real-time exchange of case report information between electronic health records and public health agencies. In partnership with the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE), CDC is rapidly onboarding healthcare facilities to eCR during the COVID-19 pandemic. As of May 28, 2021, more than 8,800 facilities are sending COVID-19 electronic initial case reports to public health using eCR.

Healthcare Facilities in Production for COVID-19 Electronic Case Reporting

eCR uses a shared standards-based, interoperable, shared services infrastructure that supports data delivery to public health in real time. eCR runs behind the scenes in the EHR to automatically capture and report required information. eCR uses standard codes to automatically trigger the transfer of relevant, clinical data to the shared services platform for processing against jurisdictional alignment with reporting laws and delivery to appropriate state and local public health agencies for case investigation and follow-up.


Take a look, check out the website and see how and why it is important. Stay well and stay tuned!