Automatic Electronic Laboratory-Based Reporting of Notifiable Infectious Diseases

  title={Automatic Electronic Laboratory-Based Reporting of Notifiable Infectious Diseases},
  author={Anil A. Panackal and Fu-Chiang Tsui and Joan K. McMahon and Michael M. Wagner and Bruce W. Dixon and Juan Carlos Zubieta and Maureen A. Phelan and Sara A Mirza and Juliette Morgan and Daniel B. Jernigan and Anthony W. Pasculle and James T. Rankin and Rana A. Hajjeh and Lee H. Harrison},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
Electronic laboratory-based reporting, developed by the UPMC Health System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was evaluated to determine if it could be integrated into the conventional paper-based reporting system. We reviewed reports of 10 infectious diseases from 8 UPMC hospitals that reported to the Allegheny County Health Department in southwestern Pennsylvania during January 1-November 26, 2000. Electronic reports were received a median of 4 days earlier than conventional reports. The completeness… CONTINUE READING

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