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Tools for Implementing ELR in Oregon
  • Laboratory Reporting Poster (pdf)
    Note: poster size is 11x17"
  • Laboratory Reporting Requirments and updates are detailed in the OARs
  • Oregon's HL7 2.5.1 ELR Implementation Guide (pdf)
    For a comprehensive guide on ELR message construction, visit
  • Mapper’s Guide for the Top 2000 plus LOINC Laboratory Observations
    Visit the LOINC web site to download the "Mapper’s Guide for the Top 2000 plus LOINC Laboratory Observations." You will need to register on the LOINC site, and then you can download the Mapper's Guide either as a pdf or excel file.
  • Reportable Condition Mapping Tables (RCMT)
    Tables containing mapping between reportable conditions, LOINC test codes, and SNOMED result codes, developed by the Standards Workgroup under the CDC/CSTE Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR) Task Force are available at
  • Health IT Glossary

Oregon Public Health Meaningful Use

ELR is a Stage 1 Meaningful Use menu objective for Eligible Hospitals in Oregon and will be required for Stage 2 (which begins in October 2013 for Medicare and January 2014 for Medicaid Eligible Hospitals).

Why choose ELR? ELR data are critical to Public Health disease surveillance programs and thus to population health. ELR provides a one-stop dropoff point for laboratories to submit reportable data: incoming laboratory data are translated, processed, and automatically routed to appropriate public health recipients (Local Health Departments and state program areas) by state ELR. To meet MU requirements, laboratory data must be sent from an ONC certified EHR (which usually includes Laboratory Information Systems (LIS)). Read more about Oregon Public Health Meaningful Use...