ELR / Electronic Laboratory Reporting

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Hospitals, including critical access hospitals, that want to implement ELR can request CDC technical assistance. Technical assistance for ELR projects can help overcome obstacles to successful electronic reporting between laboratories, testing organizations, and public health departments.

Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR) for public health is the transmission of digital laboratory reports, often from laboratories to state and local public health departments, healthcare systems, and CDC.

Receiving timely, accurate, complete, and consistent laboratory report data can improve the effectiveness and efficiency of public health responses to outbreaks.

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