Goal: 80% ELR in 2016
By 2016, 80% of laboratory reports to public health agencies (CDC, States) will be received as electronic lab reports.
Since its origins over a decade ago, tremendous progress has been made with ELR, putting CDC on track to reach the goal identified in the CDC Surveillance Strategy to receive 80% of the volume of laboratory reporting of notifiable conditions to public health electronically by 2016. This progress has been achieved through the collaborative efforts of key partners working together across jurisdictional, vendor, association, and government sectors to overcome funding, resourcing, scheduling, and technical challenges.
During the most recent reporting period, overall ELR volume rose from 62% to 67%.
The following table and graph compare overall laboratory reporting volume and ELR volume in 2012 to the values for 2013. All volume numbers have increased, as well as the percentages of ELR.
|Calendar Year||All Laboratory Report Volume (Millions, rounded)||ELR Volume (Millions, rounded)||ELR % All Volume|