New York State Electronic Case Reporting - NYSECR

Electronic case reporting (eCR) is the automated, real-time exchange of case report information between electronic health records (EHRs) and public health agencies. It moves data quickly, securely, and seamlessly from EHRs in healthcare facilities to state and local public health agencies.

Reporting Mandate

Starting in January 2022, eCR will be required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Promoting Interoperability Program for hospitals, critical access hospitals and Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinicians.

Declaration of Readiness

In January 2020, the New York State Department of Health Electronic Case Reporting Registry (NYSECR) declared they are capable of accepting electronic case reporting data.

How Does It Work?

For more information on the CDC Electronic Case Reporting initiative: CDC ECR.

New York State Electronic Case Reporting (NYSECR)

The NYS DOH uses the HL7 electronic Initial Case Report (eICR) standard (R1.1 and R3) for Electronic case reporting (eCR) and to support the new CMS Promoting Interoperability regulations for eCR.

It is these standards that we will use to eventually eliminate manual reporting requirements.

Electronic Case Reporting (eCR) Frequently Asked Questions

For more information New York State Electronic Case Reporting, send an email to: