HLN Learnings  Newsletter
The potential impact of COVID19 on immunization schedules and forecasting is significant. The Immunization Calculation Engine ( ICE ) team is looking forward to working collaboratively with the IIS, immunization, and clinical decision support communities to rapidly implement COVID19 rules. See article in AIRA SnapShots .
The primary purpose of this guide is to assist electronic health record (EHR) software developers in improving their products to better support pediatric health requirements. There are two ONC recommendations that seem most relevant to public health: synchronize immunization histories with registries and track incomplete preventative care by altering the clinician when children require services. See our comments in this blog .
A national project is underway to implement electronic case reporting (eCR): identification and transmission of COVID19 reports from the EHR to public health departments using an open source solution. As the use of eCR become more prevalent we should be able to have more timely and more accurate disease reporting. Read more in this blog.
Read our feature article about open source and public health in Medical Research Archives
T he US Senate released white paper has five recommendations to address future pandemics based on lessons learned from COVID-19 and the past 20 years of pandemic planning. Congress would get more “bang for its buck” with greater emphasis on using existing and new open source solutions. Read the blog for our thoughts on the Senate White Paper.
Immunization Calculation Engine ( ICE ), an open source, standards-based immunization forecaster, can play an important role not only in catching up with routine vaccinations but also in facing the threat of COVID-19. ICE, with its open source configurable rules is ready to implement whatever recommendations are published for the 2019-nCoV vaccine, including any high risk schedules. See article in Open Health News .
Dr. Noam Arzt, President of HLN, recorded a session for the NACCHO360 Virtual Conference available during the week of July 6 for registered attendees in the Information and Technology track. Titled, " Interoperability Update for Public Health: What’s In Store for the Coming Decade ," this talk reviews major developments in healthcare interoperability that will affect public health over the coming years.