Benefits and barriers to electronic laboratory results reporting for notifiable diseases: the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene experience.

@article{Nguyen2007BenefitsAB,
  title={Benefits and barriers to electronic laboratory results reporting for notifiable diseases: the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene experience.},
  author={Trang Quyen Nguyen and Lorna E. Thorpe and Hadi A Makki and Farzad Mostashari},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2007},
  volume={97 Suppl 1},
  pages={S142-5}
}
OBJECTIVES Despite national support for electronic laboratory reporting (ELR), the transition from paper to electronic reporting has been slow both nationally and locally. We assessed the ELR experience of New York City's surveillance programs to identify barriers to ELR implementation and generalizable lessons about automated electronic notifiable disease surveillance. METHODS We conducted interviews with key staff of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to evaluate ELR… CONTINUE READING

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