JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is launching a new electronic COVID-19 reporting system.

A press release states the new system allows providers to report case information for individuals with COVID-19 more quickly and easily. It is replacing all forms of paper reporting.

“We are determined to continue finding ways to advance processes and create more efficiencies throughout our public health response to this crisis,” said Dr. Randall Williams, director of DHSS. “Digitizing this reporting system will help streamline a process between the state and those reporting cases to us in multiple ways.”

By consolidating multiple methods of reporting, providers now can submit reports to DHSS through one channel. The COVID-19 case reporting system will integrate with other disease surveillance systems.

DHSS states it will ensure that all necessary data is collected and disseminated to epidemiologists and facility management.

DHSS partnered with the Office of Administration’s Information Technology Services Division for creation of the new system.

The electronic COVID-19 case reporting system is available for any health care or congregate facility reporter in accordance with the state regulation on communicable disease and can be accessed from the main COVID-19 webpage.