A Mainstream, Electronic Approach to Tracking Immunizations

HIMSS17 offers programs and conversations on the Immunization Integration Program

by: Thomas M. Leary, MALA, CAE, FHIMSS, Vice President, Government Relations, HIMSS North America

The advantage of digital health information extends to immunizations…Digital health records put patient health data at patients’ and clinicians’ fingertips to better manage personal and population health. Immunization records belong in the electronic health record.

Now, three organizations working together - CNI Advantage, HIMSS, and ICSA Labs, invite health IT vendors to test their immunization-capable products through the Immunization Integration Program [IIP], supported by CDC. Participation is free of charge.

“Immunization records are a vital component of a child’s digital medical record and belong in health IT systems used by healthcare providers across the country,” said Joyce Sensmeier, MS, RN-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, FAAN, in a recent news release. She is vice president, informatics, HIMSS North America. “The decisions made now to integrate immunization records to health IT systems will help saves lives and improve health for many generations. This testing program is the first step to achieve this outcome.”

Learn more about the Immunization Integration Program at HIMSS17

HIMSS17 offers several options to learn more about IIP with educational programs and informal discussions. Join us in Orlando from Feb. 19-23 to learn more and be part of the testing program.

Enabling Healthier Populations through the Immunization Integration Program
Tuesday, February 21
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Interoperability Showcase Theater [OCCC, Tangerine Ballroom]
Dialogue with the experts: CDC, Project team [HIMSS/ICSA Labs] and Technical Advisory Panel members

IIP Stakeholder Meeting for Non-profit Partners
Wednesday, February 22
8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Strategic Relations Room [OCCC, W235]
Informal gathering targeting HIMSS non-profit partners to help raise awareness of the program and spread the word to their constituents. Coffee and pastries provided.

IIP HIMSS Spot Meet-up
Wednesday, February 22
11:45 a.m.- 12:45 p.m.
HIMSS Spot Networking Area Lobby C [OCCC]
Informal opportunity for interested vendors to learn more about the program and understand what 'testing' entails; more technical in nature

IIP Informational Breakfast
Thursday, February 23
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Government Relations Room [OCCC, W310B Level 3]
Informal opportunity to meet with interested stakeholders to learn more about the program. Coffee and breakfast provided.

Apply today to participate in the Immunization Integration Program supported by CDC.

Contact IIPhelp@himss.org with questions.

Learn more – review general program information.


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