FHIR®-Up Your Electronic Health Records to Help Manage the Spread

The eCR Now initiative and the Association of Public Health Laboratories call on health care organizations to implement electronic case reporting (eCR) for COVID-19 and other diseases. Public health agencies need more timely and complete data. Hospitals, health care systems, ambulatory practices, and their partners can increase the implementation of eCR through participation in the eCR Now COVID-19 Challenge.

The challenge will increase the number of electronic health records (EHRs) enabled with eCR capabilities by use of the eCR Now FHIR® App and the HL7 FHIR® standard. The app enables eCR, helps meet legal reporting requirements, fulfills CMS’ Promoting Interoperability Program requirements, and moves public health in our nation forward.

The eCR Now COVID-19 Challenge will make up to three awards of $100,000 and three awards of $60,000 to eligible participants that accomplish production eCR for COVID-19 using the eCR Now FHIR® App.

Find out more about the challenge and pose questions to eCR public health and technical experts at these upcoming webinars:

Thursday, November 19
12:00-1:00 p.m. CT

Tuesday, December 1
12:00-1:00 p.m. CT

Webinar details are available on the eCR Now COVID-19 Challenge webpage.