Electronic Case Reporting: The Surveillance Gold Rush

Sunday, June 19, 2016: 8:00 AM-5:30 PM
Tikahtnu A (Dena'ina Convention Center)

This full day workshop will feature dialogue, learning sessions, and demonstrations of various components of electronic public health case reporting (eCR). While case reporting is not a new practice for public health agencies (PHAs), eCR has gained significant momentum in the last year, boosted by the development of an HL7 eCR implementation guide and the progress made across multiple levels of public health. CSTE, the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), the Association for Public Health Laboratories (APHL), and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) have been working alongside CDC’s Office of Public Health Scientific Services (OPHSS) and Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (CSELS) to support the infrastructure necessary for eCR activities and ensure PHA readiness to receive electronic case reports from our healthcare partners.


The workshop will focus on a hands-on walkthrough of the CSTE eCR state readiness/implementation guide currently in development. This guide is intended to aide PHAs at the state level in eCR implementation. In the context of this state readiness/implementation guide, attendees will participate in learning sessions on the following:

  • Interactive discussions on the state-of-the-state of eCR, related initiatives, progress made to date, and prioritization of additional state readiness needs;

  • Standards that have been developed for eCR, specifically clinical document architecture (CDA) and the HL7 Standard for Trial Use (STU) CDA® R2 Implementation Guide for Public Health Case Reporting; and

  • Active demonstrations of software and tools that have been developed to support eCR, including the Public Health Community Platform (PHCP) and the Reportable Conditions Knowledge Management System (RCKMS).


Target Audience: Epidemiologists and informaticians interested in implementing eCR, public health leadership interested in understanding more about what is involved in eCR, public health associations involved in eCR activities, and public health’s partners from the clinical and EHR vendor communities.

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