Electronic Case Reporting (eCR) is the automated generation and transmission of case reports from an electronic health record (EHR) to the public health agency’s disease surveillance system. The West Virginia Electronic Disease Surveillance System (WVEDSS) is now accepting HL7 messages from certified EHR systems for eCR and Promoting Interoperability (PI) attestation. eCR reporting is designed to be secure, automated, and unobtrusive to facility operations with the aim to reduce administrative burden in reporting to public health. Successful ongoing submission to WVEDSS using the eCR reporting method will assist eligible hospitals in receiving Medicare and Medicaid incentive funds.
The information below provides an overview of the eCR reporting process in West Virginia for the 2021 reporting period.
Upon registration, facilities should immediately begin “active engagement”. The basic steps of “active engagement” are:
For further details on the onboarding process, please review the InductiveHealth eCR Implementation Guide.