HLN Learnings  Newsletter
We have written in a previous  policy white paper  about collaboration between Immunization Information System (IIS) projects and  Health Information Exchange (HIE) networks , and a second more  technical white paper  about options for interoperability between IIS and electronic health record (EHR) systems. This article describes three approaches in the context of our HIE update .
In the past several years we have seen a real shift in leadership over Health Information Exchange (HIE) in the US. This article discusses the shifts that have occurred since the end of the ONC State HIE Cooperative Agreement Program and the shift of focus and leadership away from government and into the private sector.
We have written several times about patient matching in the US, both in a  blog entry  and a  published article . On December 11, 2017 the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology ( ONC ) sponsored a half-day “Interoperability in Action” webinar focused on Patient Matching Milestones at ONC (see  agenda  and  slides ). The webinar focused on four ONC projects from the past year. Here’s a quick run-down on what they covered.
HLN Convenes National Advisory Board for its Open Source ICE Immunization Forecasting Software - see details
HLN Participates in Several National Meetings
On November 14-15, 2017, Mike Berry from HLN, with the Rhode Island Department of Health, attended the  CDC Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI)  Grantee Meeting in Atlanta. The meeting featured  EHDI programs  from
states and territories across the U.S., along with national experts in areas of hearing screening and diagnostic audiology as well as epidemiology, public health informatics, health outcomes and program evaluation.

On November 8, 2017  Dr. Noam Arzt , President of HLN, participated in a panel discussion titled, “Advancing Electronic Case Reporting (eCR) to Enable Public Health Disease Control and Emergency Response: Getting Into the Technical Weeds.” Dr. Arzt presented on various  models of deployment for the clinical decision support (CDS) component  of eCR, referred to as the Reportable Condition Knowledge Management System ( RCKMS ).

On October 3, 2017  Noam Arzt  and Daryl Chertcoff from HLN attended the  Patient Centered Clinical Decision Support Learning Network (PCCDS-LN) 2017 Annual Conference  in Crystal City, VA. HLN was also a Bronze-level Sponsor of this event, which brought together clinicians, informaticists, and health policy advocates to discuss current trends in clinical decision support leveraging information from Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) findings and patient-specific information.