A first of its kind partnership, the Digital Bridge has created a forum for key decision makers in the health care, public health and health information technology arenas to share ideas and solutions. The Digital Bridge is also an incubator, cultivating projects that meet the goal of effective information sharing between clinicians and public health professionals. As its first project, the Digital Bridge collaborative has designed a nationally scalable, multi-jurisdictional approach to electronic case reporting (eCR) that will be implemented across different states and cities.

Latest News, Events & Resources

December 19, 2017

Update: eCR initial implementations

Based on current information, the first implementation site is expected to go into production in March 2018.

March 8, 2018

HIMSS18 Conference

Jeff Livesay of the Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) and Jim Jellison of the Public Health Informatics Institute will lead a presentation on how Digital Bridge addresses current challenges with data sharing between health care and public health.  

October 4, 2017

Canceled: Digital Bridge Legal & Regulatory Webinar

The October 11 webinar titled “Building the Legal Framework Behind eCR” has been canceled. We plan to present the webinar at a later date. Please sign up for the e-newsletter for updates.

November 4-8, 2017

AMIA Annual Symposium

A panel of experts will share how the current eCR strategy will work, the technical standards that support bi-directional communication between health care and public health, and the strengths and limitations present in the proposed eCR approach.

November 4-8, 2017

APHA 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo

Joel Hartsell will speak on a panel at the APHA Conference to discuss the Digital Bridge and communicate the value of electronic case reporting.

June 27, 2017

Preparing for meaningful use

Beginning in 2018, eCR will be a public health reporting measure that eligible hospitals and professionals may perform for credit under specific Medicaid or Medicare programs.

May 12, 2017

Workgroup updates

See what’s new with the eCR implementations, and the sustainability and evaluation plans.