Syndromic Surveillance & Electronic Lab Reporting
Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR) | Meaningful Use | CDC
As of July 2014, 479 hospital laboratories were using the message format required under the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Meaningful Use incentive program to report clinical test results (), compared with fewer than 200 in 2013. In addition, the number of hospital laboratories testing Meaningful Use–compliant ELR transmissions has more than doubled, to more than 1,300 as of July 2014. Nationally, nearly 3,000 eligible hospitals have registered their intent to send electronic laboratory reports to public health agencies under the Meaningful Use program.
Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR) | NNDSS
Laboratory reporting is a critical component of disease surveillance. For laboratories that generate reportable condition reports, Minnesota's electronic lab reporting (ELR) system provides a secure electronic means to automate reporting through an electronic network. There are many benefits of ELR including improved timeliness, reduction of manual data entry errors, reports that are more complete reporting and enable public health to respond more quickly to reports. Electronic laboratory reporting has been promoted as a public health priority for the past several years and its inclusion as a meaningful use objective for public health serves as a catalyst to accelerate its adoption.
In an effort toward improving disease surveillance and timely notification of communicable disease reports for public health intervention, the NJDOH mandated electronic reporting of laboratory test results from all licensed state, commercial and hospital laboratories. Electronic laboratory reports are critical for an effective public health response both for routinely reportable diseases as well as potential bioterrorism (BT) agents. Information regarding the registration, testing, onboarding, and transmission of electronic laboratory results can be found on the . Before you begin, please read through the for an overview of the entire Electronic Laboratory Reporting process. In addition to HL7 2.5.1 formatting, electronic lab reporting must use the LOINC (Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes) and SNOMED (Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine) nomenclature standards. More information on these standards can be found in the ELR . Electronic Laboratory Reporting allows laboratories to report the mandatory reportable infectious diseases to the Division of Disease Control in an automated and secure process.