immunizations

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2D Barcodes Can Save Money And Streamline EHR Implementation

Katie Wike | Healthcare Technology Online | August 13, 2013

The use of 2D barcodes for vaccines improves the accuracy of medical records and transfers patient information directly into an EHR system; providing healthcare savings is the next step Read More »

Can GAVI’s New Partnership Model Crack ‘mhealth Pilotitis’ While Opening New Markets For Vodafone?

Stephanie Hanson | devex.com | August 21, 2013

In the 13 years since it was founded to jumpstart stagnating global vaccination rates, the GAVI Alliance has achieved some remarkable results. Read More »

DSS and HLN Consulting Partner to Offer Enhanced Immunization Forecasting Solution

Press Release | Document Storage Systems, Inc., HLN Consulting | July 17, 2018

Document Storage Systems, Inc. (DSS), a leading provider of health information technology (HIT) solutions for federal, private and public healthcare organizations, announced that it has partnered with HLN Consulting to offer an enhanced forecasting solution that provides clinical decision support (CDS) for immunizations. HLN Consulting’s open source Immunization Calculation Engine (ICE) is now interfaced with the DSS Immunization Dashboard (iDB), to bring patient-specific immunization forecasting to the provider without an interface to a registry. iDB provides a visualization of the patient’s historical record from the treating facility, as well as information from the Immunization Registry.

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Halamka on MU3 Regs: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

On Friday March 20, CMS released the Electronic Health Record Incentive Program-Stage 3 and ONC released the 2015 Edition Health Information Technology (Health IT) Certification Criteria, 2015 Edition Base Electronic Health Record (EHR) Definition, and ONC Health IT Certification Program Modifications. Perhaps the most important statement in the entire 700+ pages is the following from the CMS rule:  "Stage 3 of meaningful use is expected to be the final stage and would incorporate portions of the prior stages into its requirements."

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Help Us Crowdsource Vaccine Prices Around The World

Carla Kweifio-Okai | The Guardian | January 20, 2015

Médecins sans Frontières is calling for the cost of the life-saving pneumococcal vaccine to be slashed, as it has become prohibitively expensive for poorer countries. Tell us how much it is costing you...

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How are Clinical Decision Support Artifacts Tested Today?

In October 2018 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Request for Information (RFI) for a Natural Test Collaborative (NTC). Through a series of questions, the RFI seeks opinions and information about "The development of a national testbed (notionally called the National Test Collaborative (NTC)) for real-world testing of health information technology (IT)" and "Approaches for creating a sustainable infrastructure" to achieve it. The scope of this RFI is daunting. It might be useful, rather than to try to tackle this whole topic broadly but superficially, to take just one Clinical Decision Support (CDS) domain and show as completely as possible how testing is currently done.

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Pharmaceutical Companies Told To Slash Price Of Pneumococcal Disease Vaccine

Sarah Boseley | The Guardian | January 20, 2015

Two giant pharmaceutical companies should lower the price of a new vaccine against pneumococcal disease that is needed by children in developing countries, but is unaffordable for some of their governments, say the volunteer doctors of Médecins sans Frontières (MSF)...

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Using EHR, HIE To Share Vaccine Data Improves Public Health

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | July 22, 2013

EHRs are an effective tool in the fight against infectious diseases, according to a new study by researchers at the Columbia University School of Nursing.  Automated immunization reporting using EHR data helped speed the collection of vaccine data and allowed public health agencies to assemble a clearer picture of at-risk populations. Read More »