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 health care to public health faster and easier. It moves data securely and seamlessly—from the EHR at the point of care, to data systems at local and state agencies. eCR also allows public health to more rapidly provide information back to health care professionals. For example, this timely data sharing provides a real-time picture of COVID-19 to support outbreak management.
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