HLN Consulting

For more than twenty years HLN Consulting has been a leading public health informatics consulting company focused on developing and supporting robust technical solutions addressing pressing public health needs. Founded in 1997, HLN Consulting, LLC brings together an academic heritage and technology perspective in a collaborative approach to health information technology. We learn through partnerships with our clients to bring insight into pressing informatics issues with regard to public health policy and practice.

No project is too big, or too small for that matter. For our Federal partners, we are often engaged to support strategic planning efforts, to conduct research on health IT trends or developments, or to work with national experts on developing or validating standards. For our state and local partners, we are often engaged to evaluate existing technology, develop new software solutions, or advice on the application of Federal or state policy for IT. Clients often contract for our services through their not-for-profit partners, and HLN provides flexible and nimble contracting support for these arrangements.

HLN's Michael Suralik receives 2017 Upshot Award

Our clients come to us for different reasons. Our technological competency. Our business acumen. Our project management expertise. Our strategic thinking. HLN offers a full complement of consultant services and support that deliver results. We partner with our clients to ensure that they get the most practical approach and solution and we take this responsibility seriously.

HLN is dedicated to the development, improvement, promulgation, and use of Open Source solutions in health information technology. Much of our Open Source work is focused on clinical decision support (CDS) applications built using OpenCDS, an open source clinical decision support platform. Current projects include our Immunization Calculation Engine (ICE),  a service-oriented, standards-based immunization forecasting software system that evaluates a patient’s immunization history and generates the appropriate immunization recommendations,and the Reportable Condition Knowledge Management System (RCKMS) which is supporting the national strategy of electronic case reporting to public health. RCKMS is being funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) and deployed centrally to determine if a patient’s symptoms and conditions require reporting to one or more public health jurisdictions.

On June 6, 2017, HLN was awarded the 2017 Upshot Award for Excellence in Vaccine Supply, Access, and Use by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Vaccine Program Office (NVPO) for its ICE Open Source Immunization Forecaster. In the letter of award, Dr. Jewel Mullen, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health commented that, "HLN Consulting's efforts on the Immunization Calculation Engine (ICE) are impressive. This powerful tool-including its open-source nature and seamless integration into clinical workflows-holds great promise for improving clinical decision-support and ultimately vaccination rates. Thank you for daring to innovate, collaborate, and lead in an area that is not only complex, but constantly evolving." 

HLN is proud to be a corporate member of the American Immunization Registry Association (AIRA), The Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS), Health Level 7 (HL7), Integrating  the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE), and the Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA).

HLN holds a Federal GSA Schedule 70 contract as well as several State contract vehicles.

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