This Implementation Guide outlines policy, technical, and process requirements for Implementers of the Carequality Electronic Case Reporting Use Case, under the terms of the Carequality Connected Agreement (CCA), and their Carequality Connections (CCs), under the Carequality Connection Terms.
This Use Case addresses the need for Public Health Agencies (PHAs) to be notified when cases occur for reportable conditions. Such reporting is required in all US jurisdictions, although details of reporting criteria and the specific conditions may vary. The case reports are used by PHAs to support case management, contact tracing, isolation, and other response activities. The case reports also convey vital demographic and other information that may not be present in lab data feeds.
This Guide is being developed in an expedited fashion, and in its initial version will rely on the principle of cooperation among Carequality Implementers and CCs to address any gaps in a collaborative fashion, and to report solutions so that they can be included in a future version of this Guide.