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Tuberculosis Information Management System (TIMS) Replacements


NEDSS Base System (NBS) Tuberculosis Program Area Module

The National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS) Base System (NBS), Tuberculosis Program Area Module (TB PAM) has been in production since December 19, 2008. Data from the NBS TB PAM is now being transferred to CDC using HL7 messaging, version 2.5.

The NBS TB PAM will include the revised RVCT with features for validating surveillance data, basic reports, and electronic lab reporting. A patient management module will not be included.


Electronic Report of Verified Case of Tuberculosis (eRVCT)

CDC has developed the electronic Report of Verified Case of Tuberculosis (eRVCT) application. This system includes the revised RVCT (2009) and HL7 messaging, version 2.5. The eRVCT has completed beta testing and is in production. Additional features such as reports will be available in later revisions.

For additional information about the eRVCT, please contact us by e-mail at TBPAM@cdc.gov.


Commercial off-the-Shelf Systems (COTS)

Commercial off-the-shelf systems (COTS) are available for reporting TB surveillance data to CDC. Presently, four companies have systems in production or development and some are transferring data to CDC through HL7 messaging, version 2.5.

Technical Specifications for TB Surveillance Systems

For additional information about COTS systems for TB surveillance, please contact us by e-mail at TBPAM@cdc.gov.


State-built Surveillance Systems

Several states have developed an in-house TB surveillance system. Some of them are currently sending messages to CDC now, while others are developing messaging capability. The majority of State-based systems include other reportable diseases, in addition to TB.

Technical Specifications for TB Surveillance Systems


 
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