New Jersey has developed an electronic system that allows health partners to immediately report and track the incidence of communicable diseases across the country. The Communicable Disease Notification and Surveillance System (CDRSS) facilitates the immediate notification and exchange of relevant data in a timely manner, supporting appropriate responses to public health, whether it is an isolated incidence or a multi-state outbreak. Positive laboratory reports on communicable diseases are introduced into the CDRSS, either through electronic laboratory reports (ELRs), or through clinical laboratories and acute hospitals every day. Tracking information is added by hundreds of users trained in different public health roles. CDRSS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and weekly transmissions to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) national and national surveillance support. Currently, the system does not account for different health care providers. The CDRSS has a large user base. It is currently managed by staff of the local Ministry of Health, Infection Control Professionals (ICPs), Public Health Nurses (PHNs), microbiologists, Public Health Environmental Laboratories (PHEL), Health Officers (HOs), Registered Environmental Health Specialists (REHS), Public Health Educators (PHEs), Nurses, Epidemiologists (EPIs), Administrative Support, Clerical Staff, Laboratory Technicians, Managers, Planners, Field Representatives, Analysts and Department of Health staff from various programs such as the Communicable Disease Service (DOH CDS), Occupational Health Program, and the Sexually Transmitted Disease Program. Important message: CDRSS 2.0 is live! You can access the system under cdrs.doh.state.nj.us/cdrss/login/loginPage.
When you first access the system, you`ll need to activate your user account. You`ll find important information about activating your account as well as FAQs and training information on the CDRSS 2.0 homepage. CDRSS 2.0 ILI/FLU/RSV On-demand training – for users who report absence from school, LTC ILI unit data or CDRSS hospital RSV/FLU aggregate results is web-based and can be accessed from any location where you have an Internet connection.