EDRS Information for Registrars of Vital Statistics

EDRS is a secure web-based system that provides a method for electronically registering deaths at any time and from any location where web access is available. Access to the system will be granted to users authorized to complete a death certificate, including funeral directors, physicians, medical examiners, coroners, and registrars.

The purpose of EDRS is to streamline the death registration process and improve the quality of the death data collected, reduce the time it takes to file death records and improve communication among those responsible for filing and meeting the 72-hour filing requirement of Public Health Law. The resulting benefits include faster delivery of death certificates, reduced travel costs for funeral firms, improved disease tracking for public health purposes, and reduction in fraudulent filing of death benefits due to faster vital events tracking.

EDRS provides on-line access for all parties involved to work on the same case to complete decedent fact of death and cause of death information without the need for a physical paper trail.

Training Resources

Training resources for Local Registrar Offices includes live training, self-paced video tutorials, and reference documents. The schedule for live training is listed below. Video tutorials and reference documents are available below the training schedule.

Training Schedule for Local Registrars

Live training is conducted over the internet and telephone using your computer, internet browser application, and Cisco WebEx Player application. The training course for Local Registrars, Deputy Registrars, and Sub-registrars is a 1-hour course. The course includes a visual demonstration showing your work flow in EDRS, a discussion of best practices for Registrar Offices, and a question and answer period.

To sign up for training you first need to install the WebEx player on your computer. Click the following link to download and install the free WebEx Player if you have not previously installed WebEx: Download the WebEx Player. Be sure to select the correct player for your computer type (Windows or Macintosh) and follow the installation instructions.

After installing the WebEx Player application, you may sign up to attend one of the training sessions listed below by clicking the link to the desired session and completing the requested course registration information. After registering for a class, you will receive an email confirming your training registration and containing a link to the actual course and instructions.

When the date and time arrives for you to attend your scheduled training course, click the link to launch the WebEx application and sign into the course. For audio connection to the course so that you can hear the instructor and class discussion, dial into the toll-free telephone number provided in your training confirmation email message.

Month Training Dates and Times for Local Registrars
Sign Up for Live Training via WebEx
(Requires WebEx Player installed on your computer)
January 2019 Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - Implementation of EDRS Phase 2 for Registrars
10:00am-11:00am

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - Implementation of EDRS Phase 2 for Registrars
7:00am-8:00am

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - Implementation of EDRS Phase 2 for Registrars
12:00pm-1:00pm

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - Implementation of EDRS Phase 2 for Registrars
2:00pm-3:00pm

Friday, January 25, 2019 - Implementation of EDRS Phase 2 for Registrars
7:00am-8:00pm

Friday, January 25, 2019 - Implementation of EDRS Phase 2 for Registrars
12:00pm-1:00pm

Friday, January 25, 2019 - Implementation of EDRS Phase 2 for Registrars
2:00pm-3:00pm

Monday, January 28, 2019 - Implementation of EDRS Phase 2 for Registrars
10:00am-11:00am

Monday, January 28, 2019 - Implementation of EDRS Phase 2 for Registrars
2:00pm-3:00pm

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - Implementation of EDRS Phase 2 for Registrars
7:00am-8:00am

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - Implementation of EDRS Phase 2 for Registrars
12:00pm-1:00pm

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - Implementation of EDRS Phase 2 for Registrars
2:00pm-3:00pm

February 2019 Monday, February 4, 2019 - Implementation of EDRS Phase 2 for Registrars
7:00am-8:00am

Monday, February 4, 2019 - Implementation of EDRS Phase 2 for Registrars
12:00pm-1:00pm

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - Implementation of EDRS Phase 2 for Registrars
10:00am-11:00am

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - Implementation of EDRS Phase 2 for Registrars
2:00pm-3:00pm

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - Implementation of EDRS Phase 2 for Registrars
10:00am-11:00am

Monday, February 25, 2019 - Implementation of EDRS Phase 2 for Registrars
10:00am-11:00am

Monday, February 25, 2019 - Implementation of EDRS Phase 2 for Registrars
12:00pm-1:00pm

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - Implementation of EDRS Phase 2 for Registrars
12:00pm-1:00pm

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - Implementation of EDRS Phase 2 for Registrars
7:00am-8:00am

March 2019 Monday, March 4, 2019 - Implementation of EDRS Phase 2 for Registrars
12:00pm-1:00pm

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - Implementation of EDRS Phase 2 for Registrars
12:00pm-1:00pm

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - Implementation of EDRS Phase 2 for Registrars
2:00pm-3:00pm

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - Implementation of EDRS Phase 2 for Registrars
7:00am-8:00am

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - Implementation of EDRS Phase 2 for Registrars
10:00am-11:00am

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - Implementation of EDRS Phase 2 for Registrars
12:00pm-1:00pm

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - Implementation of EDRS Phase 2 for Registrars
10:00am-11:00am

April 2019 Monday, April 1, 2019 - Implementation of EDRS Phase 2 for Registrars
10:00am-11:00am

Monday, April 1, 2019 - Implementation of EDRS Phase 2 for Registrars
12:00pm-1:00pm

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - Implementation of EDRS Phase 2 for Registrars
12:00pm-1:00pm

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - Implementation of EDRS Phase 2 for Registrars
7:00am-8:00am

Monday, April 8, 2019 - Implementation of EDRS Phase 2 for Registrars
12:00pm-1:00pm

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - Implementation of EDRS Phase 2 for Registrars
12:00pm-1:00pm

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - Implementation of EDRS Phase 2 for Registrars
2:00pm-3:00pm

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - Implementation of EDRS Phase 2 for Registrars
7:00am-8:00am

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - Implementation of EDRS Phase 2 for Registrars
10:00am-11:00am

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - Implementation of EDRS Phase 2 for Registrars
12:00pm-1:00pm

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - Implementation of EDRS Phase 2 for Registrars
10:00am-11:00am

Video Tutorials

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Tutorials in SCORM 1.2 Format to Install in Your Learning Management System

Documentation

User Account Information

EDRS Procedures and Reference Guides