Laboratory Notification Flowcharts March 2006
Well documented and explicit rules for the generation of a notification of an infectious disease under the Public Health Act 1991 is essential. The NSW eNotification (electronic pathology laboratory notification) Project was commenced in November 2004 with the aim of implementing eNotification in the larger laboratories in NSW. The first step in developing a robust eNotification system in NSW is the development and documentation of detailed specifications for laboratory notification triggers (based on existing case definitions) and a set of business rules detailing when to report, how to report and who reports. This document aims to record the business rules and triggers for laboratory initiated notification of infectious diseases, whether the notification is delivered electronically or by conventional means.
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