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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 information is available from the PA-NEDSS webpage: 

  • PA-ELR - Electronic Laboratory Reporting
  • PADOH 800 MHz Radio System
    The Pennsylvania Department of Health (PADOH) has implemented its redundant communication system as a subsystem of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 800 MHz Statewide Radio System (PA-STARnet). 

    The PA-STARnet was constructed by the Commonwealth to provide two-way voice and data communications for all state agencies.

    PADOH Radio Subsystem consists of a network of fixed radio control stations, mobile vehicular tactical network (VTAC) radios and portables, located at 66 PADOH facilities, 16 Regional EMS Councils, 10 county and municipal health departments, 2 poison control centers and 198 hospitals. 

    The primary function of the PADOH Radio Subsystem is to provide redundant communications between and among PADOH and partner agency facilities in the event that primary means of communication become interrupted.