From the CDC:Responding effectively to a public health emergency depends on having timely and complete data. Electronic case reporting (eCR) is the solution to eliminate manual case reporting. Automated data transmission provides faster and more complete data that help to provide a clearer picture for public health action. The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL), the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have teamed up to expand the nationwide scale-up of electronic case reporting (eCR) for COVID-19. Through the nationwide strategic initiative, eCR Now, public health agencies in all 50 states, Washington D.C., and several large local jurisdictions are receiving eCR data for COVID-19. In addition, thousands of healthcare facilities nationwide are sending COVID-19 data to public health agencies.CDC Announces eCR Now Initiative
Responding effectively to a public health emergency depends on having timely and complete data. The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the need for rapid adoption and implementation of electronic case reporting (eCR). A new nationwide strategic initiative from the CDC, eCR Now, helps healthcare providers rapidly adopt and implement eCR for COVID-19. For more information about eCR Now, visit the CDC's eCR website.