A Timeliness Study of Disease Surveillance Data Post ELR Implementation in Houston

Kasimu Muhetaer, Eunice R. Santos, Avi Raju, Kiley Allred, Biru Yang, Raouf R. Arafat


After ELR implementation in Houston, the annual number of cases and number of reportable cases increased substantially (chart1); prior to the ELR implementation it took longer to report a case. The use of electronic disease surveillance system and the implementation of ELR improved the Houston disease surveillance system capacity of early case detection (table1); however, after ELR implementation, probably due to increase in case volume, it took longer to complete an investigation (table2); not substantial differences were found between cases pre and post ELR implementation, but cases populated by ELRs were less complete with case reporting information (table3).

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v8i1.6563

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