Electronic case reporting (eCR) is the automated real-time exchange of case report information between electronic health records (EHRs) and public health agencies.

Traditionally, health care providers need to know the rules for reporting and manually report about cases, or people with conditions of public health concern, to their public health agencies via fax, phone call, or email. Electronic Case Reporting (eCR) will automate public health case reporting by automatically generating and transmitting case reports from EHRs to public health agencies for further investigation, rather than manually reporting. 

eCR will:

  • Decrease the burden on providers to report
  • Eliminate the need for manual data entry
  • Deliver more timely, complete, and accurate communicable disease surveillance data.

North Dakota Department of Health and Human Services can only receive eCR messages related to conditions that are Mandatory Reportable in North Dakota, a list of which can be found here:  You may qualify for an exemption from Promoting Interoperability Program or MIPS requirements if your facility does not treat or diagnose any reportable diseases within ND.

NDDoH is ready to onboard and receive eCR messages from providers. This will replace provider reporting via phone, fax or direct web portal entry. To learn more about eCR reporting click here.

Click the link below to register your intent for Electronic Case Reporting.  

If you have questions please contact us at and in the subject line please put Electronic Case Reporting, or you can call us at 701-328-3278.