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Dixon BE, Zhang Z, Amo JN
Improving notifiable disease case reporting through electronic information exchange-facilitated decision support: a controlled before-and-after trial.
This study examined the results of implementing an electronic, prepopulated notifiable disease report form on case reporting rates by ambulatory care clinics to public health authorities. They conducted a 2-year controlled before-and-after trial of a health information exchange (HIE) in Indiana. Data was analyzed from electronic prepopulated reports and paper and fax reports submitted to a local health department for 7 conditions by using a difference-in-differences model. Provider reporting rates for chlamydia and gonorrhea increased significantly during the baseline period. During the intervention period they decreased significantly in control clinics. Completion and timeliness improved for both intervention and control clinics.
Citation: Dixon BE, Zhang Z, Amo JN . Improving notifiable disease case reporting through electronic information exchange-facilitated decision support: a controlled before-and-after trial. Public Health Rep 2020 May/Jun;135(3):401-10. doi: 10.1177/0033354920914318..
Keywords: Health Information Exchange (HIE), Health Information Technology (HIT), Electronic Health Records (EHRs), Public Health, Public Reporting, Ambulatory Care and Surgery