Electronic Case Reporting (eCR) is the automated generation and transmission of case reports from the electronic health record (EHR) to public health agencies for review and action. eCR makes disease reporting from healthcare to public health faster and easier. eCR Now allows for rapid adoption and implementation of eCR for COVID-19, enabling real-time tracking.
- Enables bi-directional data exchange between healthcare providers and public health
- Provides immediate feedback from public health to healthcare about reportable conditions and possible outbreaks
- Reduces burden of manual reporting on healthcare facilities and providers and entry of information on public health agencies
- Improves completeness of reporting, including demographics that allows for expedited case investigation and contact tracing