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Electronic Case Reporting (eCR) is the automated generation and transmission of case reports from electronic health records (EHRs) to public health agency surveillance systems. The value of eCR is several fold, including more complete, accurate data in near real-time for case management, contact tracing, situational awareness and reporting, connecting with lab results, as well as helping to coordinate isolation and other response measures.

This presentation will focus on eCR as part of AMIA's COVID-19 Webinar Series and explore the “eCR Now” initiative to rapidly deploy eCR capability for COVID-19. Presenters will discuss the informatics opportunities and challenges with implementation of eCR and discuss ways, among other things, that FHIR and CDA technology standards and eHealth Exchange and Carequality policy frameworks can be leveraged to provide eCR functionality across various EHRs nationwide. 

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Speaker Information

Laura A. Conn, MPH 
eCR lead, Public Health Informatics Office, Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Steven R. Lane, MD, MPH, FAAFP 
Clinical Informatics Director, Privacy, Information Security & Interoperability Sutter Health
Clinical Professor, Family & Community Medicine University of California San Francisco

John W. Loonsk, MD, FACMI
Adjunct Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Consulting Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Association of Public Health Laboratories

Catherine Staes, RN, MPH, PhD, FACMI
Professor & Director, Nursing Informatics, College of Nursing, University of Utah

About the Series

AMIA's COVID-19 Webinar Series highlights how the informatics community is addressing this global pandemic from all angles. From front-line informaticians and public health informaticists, to clinical and bioinformatics researchers, AMIA's members are uniquely positioned to leverage data and evidence in the fight against COVID-19.

We will look at the pandemic through a health informatics lens and is designed to share informatics responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Panelists will share their specific domain expertise, including clinical informatics, public health informatics, translational bioinformatics, clinical research informatics, and consumer health informatics. We will also have special emphasis webinars covering topics related to global health, telemedicine, and public policy during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Dates and Times: April 28, 2020 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 .m. EDT

Type: Webinar

Price: Free for AMIA members and non-members