• PHID Contact Information
    • For questions on COVID-19 lab registration, onboarding, resubmitting corrections, and technical assistance please send email to 
      COVID-19ELR@dshs.texas.gov.

    • For general informatics or HL7 related questions, please contact 
      IDI@dshs.texas.gov.

Communications

Welcome to the communications page from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Public Health Data Informatics and Exchange (PHID) Unit. This page will contain communication for specific PHID partners defined below. If you have questions on communications released by the PHID Unit, please contact the appropriate email box listed below. 

PHID Contact Information 

  • For questions on COVID-19 lab registration, onboarding, resubmitting corrections, and technical assistance please send email to COVID-19ELR@dshs.texas.gov
  • For questions on informatics in general or questions on HL7-related matters, please send correspondence to IDI@dshs.texas.gov.
  • To submit a question to the Texas National Electronic Disease Surveillance System help desk, please contact NEDSS@dshs.texas.gov

Communication for Laboratory Submitters 

The PHID INSIDER newsletter was developed to share important news and timely updates related to electronic laboratory reporting and electronic case reporting of notifiable conditions to laboratory reporting facilities in Texas. PHID’s goal is to enhance communication and ensure that registered laboratory submitters are aware of key updates, opportunities, and tools available to assist their lab facility in data submission. 

PHID ELR Training Videos for Laboratory Submitters

These training videos provide guidance to laboratories submitting electronic laboratory reporting for COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Public Health Informatics Data and Exchange (PHID) Team. 

Last updated August 25, 2021