Electronic Laboratory Reporting is a secure, automated mechanism for the reporting of laboratory and patient information by hospitals and commercial laboratories. ELR facilitates accurate and timely automated entry of this information into MAVEN. Therefore, sudden changes in disease trends may be more quickly identified than could otherwise occur with manual data entry of paper laboratory reports received by mail. ELR is mandated in accordance with 105 CMR 300.170 (Laboratory Findings Indicative of Infectious Disease reportable Directly to the Department by Laboratories). For more information please contact ELR.CDSupport@state.ma.us .