Gather Technical Documentation

The technical documentation checklist summarizes the artifacts that the PHA may find useful while preparing to implement HL7 case notifications. These artifacts help the PHA fully understand the current technical architecture within the agency, initiate a gap analysis, and design an appropriate technical solution.

Technical documents and descriptions
Technical Document Description
Case Investigation Form(s) Forms used by the PHA to collect case investigation information from the provider for the relevant condition(s).
Example Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR) Message ELR message specification used by the agency to receive ELR from laboratories; or example ELR messages.
Data Extract Example extract from the surveillance system that the PHA uses to generate the current case report for the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (often an xml).
Technical Architecture Diagrams/Workflows Any diagrams, workflows, or other information that the PHA has outlining or describing the systems that comprise the PHA’s technical infrastructure and how these systems are integrated.