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Electronic Laboratory Reporting

This page discusses several interoperability topics relative to electronic laboratory reporting.


Meaningful Use Compliance

To receive an Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR) Compliance letter necessary for Meaningful Use compliance, hospitals must be in the process of onboarding electronic lab reporting or be actively engaged in electronic lab reporting.


Onboarding

Labs or hospitals that wish to begin or continue the onboarding process should contact the ELR Electronic Laboratory Reporting Coordinator through the doh-elr-onboard@state.nm.us email address.


Fax Numbers for Reporting

Until a program has been onboarded with ELR and has received confirmation that the feed has been approved, hospitals and laboratories must continue to fax relevant laboratory reports to NMDOH.


Reporting Type Fax Number
HIV 505-476-3544
STD 505-476-3638
TB 505-827-0163
Drug Overdose, Violent Death, Childhood Fatalities 505-476-3633
Everything Else 505-827-0013

Guidance

The following documents and websites will be useful during onboarding.


Questionnaires

The onboarding trading partner will need to complete 4 questionnaires.


National Guidance

The following resources provide guidance on a national level.


Learn More

Please visit the following links to learn more.

  • LOINC — This site may require that users register and log in (at no cost). All LOINC terms sent by laboratories will be compared against the LOINC.org website.
  • SNOMED-CT — This site has information on how to register for ULMS to access their SNOMED-CT browser.
  • PHIN VADS — Public Health Information Network Vocabulary Access Distribution System (PHIN VADS) & Reportable Condition Mapping Table
  • LOINC Codes — Regenstrief Institute