Assessment of Electronic Health Records for Infectious Disease Surveillance

Final Mapping Exercise Report

Published in: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control website (November 2021). doi: 10.2900/21239

by Brandi Leach, Sarah Parkinson, Camilla d'Angelo, Emily Ryen Gloinson, Daniela Rodriguez-Rincon, Adam Bertscher, Katherine I. Morley

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The use of electronic health records (EHR) for infectious disease surveillance purposes has the potential to reduce the burden and improve the timeliness and completeness of reporting infectious disease data. The focus of the study is the degree of EHR implementation, characteristics of the data that is held on population members, and the ability to share these data. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought new focus to the need for rapid turn-around clinical information that can be aggregated at a national and international level.

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