HLN Learnings Newsletter
HLN released several new versions of the Immunization Calculation Engine (ICE) in support of updates to new and existing vaccines 

  • ICE v1.35.1 included updates to Pneumococcal Vaccine Group, COVID-19 Vaccine Group, and Hep B Vaccine Group
  • ICE v1.36.1 included support for the new Monkeypox vaccine, and Pneumococcal Vaccine Group update

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) launched the 2022 Public Health Data Systems Task Force as a subcommittee of the Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (HITAC). Members of the task force include individuals from various levels of government, relevant public health associations, and industry partners. Get the details of the task force focus.

On May 10, 2022, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) related to changes in the Medicare Program Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System. See what the proposal includes.
Annual conference and meetings attended last quarter:

The HLN team attended the NACCHO360 Conference with over 1,900 local public health professionals and other stakeholders either in Atlanta or virtually. Here are some highlights from the conference.

The HL7 Working Group Meeting (WGM) Continues to advance a public health agenda. The HLN team attended the WGM and participated focused on the #PublicHealth Workgroup. Read a brief review of key presentations given by members
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The delivery of public health information systems relies on the concerted convergence of people, process, and technology in a disciplined manner to ensure a quality product. Get more information on how the pandemic highlighted the need for public health information systems.

The development and acquisition of public health systems are poised to change. For agencies, this will necessitate a change in procurement practices: from lowest cost to best value; from fixed-price or deliverables-based projects to challenge-based procurement; from monolithic, COTS systems to modular and open source; from waterfall development techniques to “finish” a system to continuous development and Agile methodologies. 

Executives for Health Innovation (EHI) released a new report "Creating a Modern Public Health System" generated by its Public Health Modernization Task Force. The brief report seemed largely in response to a HIMSS21 conference presentation by Dr. Micky Trepathi, the current National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. Get our thoughts on this report.