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Electronic Case Reporting (eCR)

Be a star!  Sign up for eCR.

Florida eCR participants are building a public health information superhighway.

A special thanks to the trailblazers below:

eCR Early Adopters

Memorial Health System

Leon Medical Centers

Premise Health

Lee Memorial Health System

Watson Clinic LLP

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Mayo Clinic

Welcome to the Florida Department of Health eCR page!

The Florida Department of Health declares that they are ready to receive electronic case reports from eligible health care organizations.

If you are a health care provider, we encourage you to sign up for eCR.

If you need more background information before you get started, you have come to the right place. Read on to learn what eCR is, who should participate, where to sign up or get more details and how to reach out if you need to speak to us.

What is eCR?

The defining characteristic of electronic case reporting, also known as eCR, is automation. Traditionally, health care providers have communicated with public health agencies about cases, or people with conditions of public health by manually compiling and sending case reports to health departments via FAX, phone call or email. eCR provides an alternative to these time-consuming manual processes by making it possible to automatically generate case reports from electronic health records and ​transmit them via a secure, Web-based platform.

The Florida Department of Health uses the HL7 electronic initial case report (eICR) standards (R1.1 and R3) for electronic case reporting and to support the new CMS Promoting Interoperability regulation for eCR. It is these standards that we will use to eventually eliminate manual reporting requirements.

Should my organization participate in eCR?

The Florida Department of Health declares that they are ready to receive electronic case reports from eligible health care organizations.

The answer is yes if your organization wants to do any of the following:

  • Fulfill its legal obligation to report conditions of public health concern with less administrative burden.
  • Reduce the number of phone calls and medical records requests related to epidemiologic investigations.
  • Get credit, if eligible, for participating in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services promoting interoperability programs.
  • Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of disease detection, surveillance, investigation and response.

Where can I sign up?

Click here to sign up.

How can I learn more about eCR?

We are glad you asked! We recommend exploring the links below:

How do I contact the eCR team?

If you do not find the answers to your questions after exploring all the information on this page or our registration site, email us at​ We are also happy to hear suggestions for our web page at this address.