Although nearly all laboratory testing for the Zika virus is conducted at public health laboratories, most of these labs currently do not have the ability to electronically exchange information such as orders and test results.
However, a joint project between the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is attempting to create a national system for order entry and test reporting so that public health labs can interface with providers’ electronic health records, replacing the current manual process between providers and labs.
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