Instead of paying for transaction volume-based fee with a HISP, all eHealth Exchange participants may initiate unlimited case reports to the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) via the Hub.
Organizations using the eHealth Exchange hub aren’t vulnerable to increased fees due to spikes in activity, such as with COVID-19 reporting.
Depending on the EHR vendor, eCR generation may be supported natively (“out of box”). If not, you may be able to utilize a SMART on FHIR application from APHL called“eCR Now” that will interface with your EHR system to generate an eCR.
which reports on items such as patient, encounter, condition and travel history information, if available.
according to an evaluation it performs on the reportability of the eCR.
with the patient’s records (a.k.a. the patient’s chart).
“Since switching from HISP to the eHealth Exchange hub, we’ve established a more stable connection for sharing these critical case reports. State and federal officials are relying on these daily reports to make decisions in the fight against COVID-19.”