Historically, communicable disease reporting to state and county health departments was paper-based, relying heavily on FAX, telephone and snail mail. Today's sophisticated laboratory information systems bring an opportunity to move toward more timely and efficient electronic laboratory reporting.
The Oregon ELR project is a long-term effort to convert major labs, local health departments, and the state Public Health Division to electronic data interchange. In this system, the Public Health Division functions as an electronic hub to accept, route, and process electronic HL7 messages containing lab and clinical data. Read more...
ELR Legally Mandated for High-Volume Laboratories
Oregon ELR Participants