Evaluation of chlamydia and gonorrhea electronic provider reports data quality


Electronic case reporting (eCR) is defined as the fully or semiautomated generation and electronic transmission of reportable disease case reports from an electronic health record (EHR) system to public health authorities, replacing the historically paper-based process. ECR has been reported to increase the number, accuracy, completeness and timeliness of surveillance case reports. Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) collaborated with Alliance of Chicago (AOC) to develop an application to generate electronic provider reports (ePR) for chlamydia (CT) and gonorrhea (GC) cases from the EHR system managed by AOC and send ePR records to the Illinois National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (I-NEDSS). This application was tested in the EHR database of Health Center A in AOC’s network. It is essential to ensure ePR data are accurate, so that public health receives correct information to take actions if needed. Therefore, evaluation is needed to assess ePR records data quality.


To describe the evaluation process to assess data quality during development of an electronic case report application, and to describe the evaluation results

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December, 2016

July 27, 2017

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