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

September 22, 2017

Webinar: Building the Legal Framework behind eCR

Taking place October 11, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m., Building the Legal Framework behind Electronic Case Reporting will highlight challenges and strategies to implement eCR at a national level.

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

Vivian Singletary, Jeff Engel and 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.