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Acute Disease Service: How to Report

Reporting COVID-19 Test Results to OSDH

Reporting through PHIDDO

The preferred method of reporting diseases or conditions to the OSDH is through the secure, web-based Public Health Investigation and Disease Detection of Oklahoma (PHIDDO) system. Healthcare providers interested in learning more information about the PHIDDO system or becoming a user may contact the Acute Disease Service.

The Acute Disease Service Epidemiologist-on-Call is available 24 hours/7 days a week at (405) 426-8710 for communicable disease consultations and reporting of diseases or outbreaks.

Additionally, diseases and conditions may be reported to the OSDH using one of the following reportable disease forms. 

Electronic Lab Reporting (ELR)

Oklahoma has begun facilitating electronic transmission directly from large laboratories in the state due the benefits described below and in light of the current national climate. The objective of the Oklahoma Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR) project is to convert selected, major Oklahoma laboratories to provide positive lab results for reportable diseases/organisms to the OSDH via secure electronic transmission, replacing the conventional paper method of reporting and greatly enhancing the online/web based data entry process utilized by practitioners.

Advantages of ELR

  • Meet public health reporting guidelines
  • No duplicate data entry
  • Lab technicians no longer have to enter data manually or complete forms by hand
  • Centralization of reporting to one data repository vs. reporting specified diseases to designated program areas (Communicable Disease Div, Tuberculosis Div, HIV/STD Service, etc.)
  • Increased data security
  • Fast transformation of data
  • Transmission consistency
  • Increased timeliness of reporting
  • Increased sensitivity of reporting system
  • Increase in providing public health with pertinent data

If you would like more information about the ELR project, please contact Anthony Lee at or (405) 426-8710.

Information on Meaningful Use Submissions of Public Health Measures can be
found here.

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Acute Disease Service
123 Robert S. Kerr Ave, Ste. 1702
Oklahoma City, OK 73102-6406

Physical Address:
Oklahoma State Department of Health
123 Robert S. Kerr Ave
Oklahoma City, OK

Phone: (405) 426-8710
Fax: (405) 900-7591

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