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The National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS) facilitates electronically transferring public health surveillance data from the healthcare system to public health departments. It is a conduit for exchanging information electronically. When states submit notifiable disease surveillance data electronically to CDC, they use data standards and electronic disease information systems and resources supported by NEDSS. This ensures that state data shared with the CDC is submitted quickly, securely and in an understandable format.   

PA-NEDSS is Pennsylvania's Electronic Disease Reporting system. PA-NEDSS allows for the healthcare system to report diseases and investigative findings 24/7 to the PA Department of Health (DOH). It also further allows for the PA DOH to report diseases and findings to the CDC. PA-NEDSS replaced any card and/or form-based methods by enabling incidence of disease to be entered in a secure, on-line tool providing a consolidated means for analyzing public health data while improving the timeliness of disease reporting. PA-NEDSS is the mandatory electronic disease reporting application for Pennsylvania. For more information about the electronic disease reporting regulation please review [33 Pa.B 2439]

PA-NEDSS - access to the PA-NEDSS disease reporting system.

The following links are available from the PA-NEDSS webpage: 

Disease Reporting Tools:
    Disease Reporting Regulations
    Notice Requiring Electronic Reporting
    PA Reportable Diseases
    CDC Case Definitions
    PA Case Definitions
    CDC Guidelines for Lead Exposure in Pregnant and Lactating Women

Government Sites:
    PA PowerPort
    PA Department of Health
    CDC Emerging Infections Diseases
    PA Childhood Lead Surveillance Annual Report

How to Register:
    PA-NEDSS Registration Procedures
    PA-NEDSS Prime Contact Form