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Electronic Laboratory Reporting

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 health department to electronic data interchange. In this system, the state health department 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