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HLN Participates in Important National Healthcare Meetings

HLN is preparing to attend the 2017 American Immunization Registry Association (AIRA) National Meeting in Chicago, IL from April 11-13. We will present the following talks:

  • ICE Update: Product Governance, Roadmap and Use (4/12 1pm)
  • Assuring Correctness and Consistency in AFIX-IIS Coverage Implementation (4/12 1pm)
  • HL7 Data Quality Tool: Transformation to a General Purpose OpenSource Tool (4/12 2:30pm)
  • Implementing Health Factors (HALO) in Immunization Forecasting (4/13 9:45am)

Over the past few months HLN has participated in several important national healthcare meetings:

  • In February, HLN participated in the annual in-person meeting of  the Joint Public Health Informatics Task Force(JPHIT) in Washington, DC as part of a team representing the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).
  • Also in February, HLN participated in the HIMSS17 Interoperability Showcase as part of team demonstrating technology to implement electronic case reporting (eCR). HLN provided a key software component for this demonstration – the Reportable Condition Knowledge Management System (RCKMS).
  • In early March HLN participated in a regional meeting sponsored by the American Immunization Registry Association (AIRA) in Oklahoma City, OK. This meeting brought together Immunization Information Systems projects from the central part of the country.
  • In late March HLN participated in the Healthcare Services Platform Consortium (HSPC) 14th General Meeting in New Orleans, LA and presented a talk on Service-oriented Architecture and Public Health.
Read all about Clinical Decision Support for Immunizations in our new comprehensive article in Biomedical Informatics Insights .
HLN Responds to CDC CDS RFI

In December 2016 CDC issued a Request for Information related to clinical decision support (CDS). Specifically, CDC was, “…seeking input on the most important areas of focus, the stakeholders who are or should be part of the effort, and depictions of the current state of CDS development and implementation, including detailed descriptions of the individual components that impact effectiveness and the process of CDS development, particularly in those areas where the responder to this RFI has specific expertise.”

In HLN's response we answered CDC’s questions largely based on our experience with ICE and RCKMS. These projects involve significant engagement between public health and the clinical and vendor communities and represent significant experience to leverage open source solutions more broadly.