Tracking Communicable Disease Electronic Laboratory Data in New York State

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Noonan-Toly, C. M., Wang, X., & Chang, H.-G. (2015). Tracking Communicable Disease Electronic Laboratory Data in New York State. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics, 7(1).


Tracking electronic communicable disease laboratory reports through reportable disease case creation is a valuable tool for ensuring complete reporting of communicable diseases. In New York State we follow every lab report from its origin through every action taken to case completion or record dismissal. All of these steps can be traced to determine if appropriate action was taken. In this process we also analyze the timeliness of these procedures.
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