Improve public health reporting with the new electronic case reporting (eCR Now) FHIR application

The COVID-19 pandemic has focused global attention and resources on improving public health reporting systems. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) is running a joint nationwide effort intended to strengthen public health data collection, standardization and automation that includes the development of an electronic case reporting (eCR) application. Cerner adopted the new FHIR application, eCR Now, in 2020 and began testing and deployment at LMH Health (LMH), which resulted in a go live in April 2021 and general availability in July 2021. This breakout session will review eCR Now and Cerner's eCR solution, discuss the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rule requiring eCR attestation for Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program incentive payments in 2022, and share LMH’s experience and outcomes using the app.


The speakers, content managers, and planners from Cerner Corporation do not have any relevant financial interests to disclose.

  • Session Type:Breakout
  • Learning objective 1:Identify the value and benefits of electronic case reporting vs manual public health reporting.
  • Learning objective 2:Recognize the steps necessary to plan and deploy the Cerner Electronic Case Reporting solution.
  • Learning objective 3:Identify the role of the CDC, Cerner and clients in strengthening nationwide public health reporting systems to better control future disease outbreaks.
  • Content topics:Interoperability, Government, Clinician experience, Ambulatory, Care Continuum, Clinicals, Ambulatory ASP, CommunityWorks
  • Continuing education credits:CME, CNE, PACE, AHIMA, ASRT, HIMSS, CHISL, AARC
  • Solutions:Infection Control & Antimicrobial Surveillance, Millennium Clinicals Acute, Millennium Clinicals Ambulatory, Millennium Patient Access Management, PowerChart, PowerChart Touch, Soarian Clinicals
  • Target audience:Business Development, Clinical, Informatics, Care Management, Case Management, Nursing, Physician, Regulatory
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