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Electronic Case Reporting (eCR)

Electronic Case Reporting (eCR) will automate public health case reporting by automatically generating and transmitting case reports from Electronic Health Records (EHRs) to public health agencies for further investigation, rather than manually reporting. The electronic case report captures critical clinical and demographic patient data not included in laboratory reports submitted to public health.

eCR builds on interoperability work begun with earlier stages of Meaningful Use (MU). The initial stage of eCR focuses on the initial case report; later stages may include a response from public health to the reporting clinician that may include outbreak information for providers, links to treatment guidelines and recommendations, and other clinically relevant information. 

NDHIN Q&A session on eCR:    Slide Deck       FAQ

Link to ND Department of Health for more information and registration of intent:  click here

NDHIN Provides Access to Mayo Clinic Records Through the EHealth Exchange

Health care providers participating with the NDHIN will be able to securely access a patient’s medical history from Mayo Clinic facilities through the eHealth Exchange by using the external records search option from the NDHIN clinical portal. For detailed instructions on how to access external records from NDHIN, click here.

Newborn Screening Program Updates

NDHIN Invited to Speak About Expansion Project.

NDHIN receives CMS Certification

NDHIN received the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Outcomes-Based Certification (OBC). 

Joint Health Information Exchange (JHIE) and NDHIN are Connected

NDHIN participating healthcare providers can now securely query a patient’s medical history from both DoD and VA facilities. 

NEW Module in NDHIN for Newborn Screening

Newborn Screening Care Coordination Module.

AHIMA Releases Naming Policy to Enhance Patient Identification and Matching

Recommended Data Elements for Capture in the Master Patient Index (MPI).

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When it comes to healthcare, sharing information is important. In life’s unexpected events, having access to healthcare information can help clinicians quickly identify diagnoses.  The North Dakota Health Information Network (NDHIN) makes record sharing faster and easier for authorized clinicians.  The record-sharing methods are safe and confidential.  Protecting the privacy and security of health information is a top priority for NDHIN.  


The NDHIN is a public/private partnership that resides within North Dakota’s Information Technology (NDIT) department. Over the past decade, North Dakota has taken the concept of a statewide Health Information Exchange (HIE) from the drawing board to a functioning exchange. With initial funding from state appropriations and a federal ONC grant, NDHIN began operations in 2010 and currently has participants representing 400+ locations/points of care across the state.

A network model, statewide HIE, NDHIN provides value through a secure online network for electronic health information exchange, a robust patient data set, and an increasing number of connections among North Dakota hospitals, providers, and other related entities.