Electronic Lab Reporting

ELR expedites reporting of notifiable diseases, assists in early detection of outbreaks and enables more effective public health response. ELR can help alleviate the burden of reporting and resolve the challenges of under-reporting. ELR helps identify areas of need and align public health resources for efficient delivery of services where the impact is the greatest. Surveillance activities are linked to public health actions, such as investigation, control and prevention, evaluation, or planning and allocating resources to address the diseases affecting the population.

The following document (Reportable Diseases- South Dakota 2017), contains a complete list of the diseases and conditions that are reportable to the DOH.

The Meaningful Use public health option allows Eligible Hospitals (EH) to electronically submit Electronic Lab Results (ELR) using Health Level Seven (HL7) to send the data.

Public Health Meaningful Use Objective: Capability to submit electronic data to the state for Disease reporting.


For MU Stage 1 please contact us.

Registration of Intent

For Stage 2, eligible participants will be required to register their intent to submit data to the South Dakota Department of Health within 60 days of the start of their EHR data reporting period. If you are ready to start your reporting period and wish to register your intent to submit please fill out the Registration form. Please note you must first have purchased EHR technology that meets the ONC 2014 edition Certified EHR Technology (CEHRT) criteria.

Questions may be submitted to: