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REALD for Health Care Providers

What is changing?

Starting October 1, 2020, health care providers subject to Oregon Disease Reporting rules must report REALD information when reporting the following information to the Oregon Health Authority (OHA):

  • Positive or negative COVID-19 cases,
  • COVID-19 hospitalizations or deaths, and
  • MIS-C cases.

View OHA's House Bill 4212 Implementation and Rulemaking fact sheet, which describes who must start reporting on October 1, 2020, and March 1, 2021.

Phase 1 providers who cannot start reporting data on October 1, 2020, must submit a compliance plan to OHA by December 31, 2020.

Learn more about how OHA will assess compliance in theDecember 7, 2020 memo to health care providers.

Frequently Asked Questions about REALD Data Collection and Reporting

How to collect data

Use OHA's REALD collection templates for health care settings (English forms updated 11/1/2020; other languages to be updated soon).

  • All questions must be completed.
  • Patients may decline to answer any question.
Until translations of the updated forms are available::
  • Please collect data using the posted translations.
  • Clearly identify the patient’s first name, last name, date of birth and medical record number (if applicable) on each completed form for your records.

Providers may also choose to adapt their own systems and forms to incorporate the REALD questions into their existing data collection processes. If doing so:

  • Do not change or remove wording in the questions or in the response choices for each question.
  • Changing the question order is acceptable.

Learn about 2020 template changes

How to report data

Sites reporting COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths or Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) data to OHA may submit data two ways:

Learn how to report data to OHA

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Updating systems or forms for REALD data collection

Find additional guidance in OHA's full REALD Implementation Guide.

Questions?

Email Belle Shepherd, HB 4212 implementation lead.

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