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Electronic Case Reporting

Electronic Case Reporting (eCR) is the automated generation and transmission of case reports from electronic health records (EHRs) to public health agencies (PHAs) for review and action. eCR reduces burden to public health and improves the timeliness and completeness of case reports at the local, state, and national levels.

Reporting diseases and conditions of interest to public health by healthcare providers is required by law in all U.S. states and territories. Requirements of this reporting vary by disease/condition and public health jurisdiction. Historically, healthcare providers have had to identify that their patient has a disease/condition of interest to public health, create a reportable condition case report using time-intensive manual processes (e.g., written reports, fax, or mail), and submit the report to the appropriate PHA. This has led to significant underreporting and, therefore, delayed identification of events, such as dangerous disease outbreaks that require public health intervention.

For general eCR inquiries, contact eCR-Info@aimsplatform.org.

For eCR connection technical problems and support, contact the eCR support team at informatics.support@aphl.org. Include “eCR” in the subject line.