The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) would like to share information about the COVID-19 Point-of-Care Reporting Portal. We are hopeful that this will be a better way for you to report the results of antigen or other POC tests you do in office for COVID-19. We know that many of you have been frustrated with the difficulty of sending ADH your COVID-19 results via fax. Despite continually adding fax capacity, our fax system has been overrun by the increasing number of clinics and other sites in Arkansas performing POC tests. It is also much more cumbersome for ADH to process and manage the information when result is submitted via fax rather than electronically. Therefore it is our hope that this new web-based portal will be an improvement for all parties.
The Reporting Portal is password protected on a secure website for privacy reasons, therefore you will have to submit a brief form to obtain access and a password to the system.
The link to register for a log-in is at the following web address: https://adhredcap.arkansas.gov/redcap/surveys/?s=LM79CNJJFH.
We encourage all healthcare providers performing POC testing register for the portal so that they can submit their COVID-19 results electronically. You can also find sign-up instructions at the beginning of the attached “Reporting Instructions” document, which can serve as a reference guide or tutorial for how to properly fill the forms and submit results.
Once you fill out the registration, we will do our best to provide a login within 24 hours. Please note that you will only need to register once for each location or clinic that will be submitting results; multiple employees at your clinic can report using the same log-in, as long they are only reporting results tested at your one location/clinic.
In addition, the following video and attached word document provide a tutorial on how to use the portal and submit lab reports. You will need to use the passcode to access the video.
- Passcode: 4.Q0$6W1
We hope you will sign up for this new reporting mechanism. Like any new process, a brief amount of time will be required to become accustomed to using it, but we are confident that this will be a great improvement in the reporting of COVID-19 results in Arkansas.