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Electronic Health Records (EHR) Meaningful Use Requirements

Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR)

If you would like to register your intent with the North Carolina Division of Public Health to initiate electronic laboratory reporting, please complete and submit the ELR Registration Survey.

Electronic Laboratory Reporting for eligible hospitals under HITECH in North Carolina includes these areas:

  • Communicable Disease
  • Blood Lead

Please note: NCDPH is not requesting and will not receive Electronic Laboratory Reports from eligible professionals.

N.C. Division of Public Health Requirements

The N.C. Division of Public Health requirements for ELR are more extensive than the minimum requirements for ONC certification of the ELR Interface to Public Health. See details of the N.C. Division of Public Health ELR requirements.

The N.C. Division of Public Health will also test and accept ELR transmissions from software that has not been ONC-certified; however, such transmissions would not qualify as a Meaningful Use measure.

Guidelines for Electronic Laboratory Reporting to the N.C. Divsion of Public Health (for Hospitals and Commercial Laboratories). (PDF, 525KB / April 2014)

ELR Checklist

N.C. ELR Mapping Tool (Excel, 25KB)

Reporting results for non-North Carolina residents.