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New articles: The BID Initiative featured in MMS Bulletin #148 "Digital Health - A Blessing or Curse for Global Health?"

The BID Initiative is featured in the most recent issue (December 2018) of the MMS Bulletin #148 "Digital Health - A Blessing or Curse for Global Health."

"Marrying engineering with health policy to bring digital health to scale," by Steven C. Uggowitzer, Sima C. Newell, Dykki Settle, Alice Liu and David J. Hagan. 

Just as medical doctors take...

JUST RELEASED: Book Chapter on Information Systems for EPI (with special section on Electronic Immunization Registries)

A textbook from lectures we used to give at the “Ciro de Quadros Vaccinology Course for Latin America” just got published by the Sabin Institute: https://www.sabin.org/programs/training-education/vaccinology-book.

The book is available in English and Spanish.

My chapter on information systems for EPI (part of section 3) is attached.

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Electronic Immunization Registry: Practical Considerations for Planning, Development, Implementation and Evaluation

This document is designed to support EPI managers and their teams in the implementation of EIR-related information systems, using the various experiences compiled at the global level – and, especially, in the Region of the Americas – as a foundation.

Within this context, the main objectives of this document are as follows:

1) To generate knowledge related to information systems and immunization regis...

Is there a place for home-based records alongside electronic health records and/or electronic registries?

In some communities, electronic health information systems (a topic discussed here in TechNet periodically and within the Immunization Information Systems Group), including electronic nominal immunization registries, are being implemented. Some believe that electronic health information systems and electronic health records will replace the idea of keeping a physical, paper copy of t...

True cases occurring in tertiary care centre’s - generating hidden immunization gap

Dear viewers

 All of us are witnessing rapid multidimensional growth of routine immunization in the current decade. Keeping pace with the rapidly expanding / frequently changing schedule itself is a challenge faced by the service providers, more so in the private sector.

Pilot study revealed dangerously poor operational knowledge among the Medicos who are the current and would-be programme managers at various levels. This is conspicuously accentuated by the absence of an unifo...

PAHO highlights four immunization data related activities

PAHO highlights four immunization data related activities - please see the Global Immunization News (GIN) - September 2017 (http://www.who.int/immunization/GIN_September_2017.pdf?ua=1) for full articles:

Training on monitoring vaccination coverage and preventive chemotherapy to eliminate lymphatic filariasis (GIN, Page 14)

Workshop on Immunization Data Quality in Nicaragua (GIN, Page 15)

Countrie...

Vertical immunization information system or integrated one?

How vertical is the immunization service delivery and supply chain information managment system when they are migrated into electronic paltform? Should it be part of routine HMIS or LMIS system? or a separate one?

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Immunisation Information systems - Special issue of EUROSURVEILLANCE - April 2017

On 27 April 2017, EUROSURVEILLANCE dedicated a special issue to Immunisation Information Systems (in attachment) with a focus on experiences in the EU and the outcome of an EU-wide survey on IIS implementation.

The issue contains a nice ensemble of papers showing the various areas where an ISS can be used to positively impact on immunisation programmes and help steer important public health policies.

// Tarik Derrough

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A method for measuring performance of outreaches

This report explains Shifo's approach and solution - MyChild Outreach, to strengthen outreach services to reach the fifth child and reduce equity gaps in vaccination services in rural and hard to reach areas:https://shifo.org/doc/MyChildOutreach.pdf/

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Advances on Electronic Immunization Registries in Latin America Highlighted in the Global eHealth Report

One interesting post from PAHO in the Global Immunization Newsletter (GIN), January 2017.

The Global eHealth report, recently released includes a case study on Electronic Immunization Registries (EIR) in Latin America. This case study highlights the fact that Latin America is home to some of the oldest computerized immunization registers in the world. Also, that to date, many countries in Latin America have been working toward implementing electronic immunization registries, seeking t...

VaxTrac's New Project in Sierra Leone!

Dear Colleagues,

VaxTrac is excited to announce our new project in Sierra Leone, in partnership with eHealth Africa (eHA)! The pilot phase of the project will launch this month, starting with the first-round of training in Freetown, and will run until May 2017. We are thrilled to be working with eHA, the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, and Africell on this new project! For more information, check out our official project announcement attached to this email.

For more informa...

For people working on Electronic Immunization Registries - Updated Clinical Decision Support for Immunizations (CDSi) resources

The US CDC has updated their Resources for tools for Clinical Decision Support for Immunization. These tools can help persons adding CDSi to their Electronic Immunization Registries. CDS algorithms help the registry determine a person's eligibility for a given vaccine based on their age, vaccination history (especially when there is delayed vaccination) and contraindications/precautions. Although these resources are very United States-specific, they type of tool can be adapted to other schedu...

Expanding Digital Immunization Registry in Vietnam

PATH has been collaborating with Vietnam National EPI to pilot the Digital Immunization Registry in one district in a Southern province under Optimize Project since 2012. In 2014, this system was expanded in all 164 Commune Health Centers in that province. It can help to reduce workload burden, increase data accuracy and more importantly increase on-time vaccination rates. This intervention has been awarded the Health Innovation Award, a partnership between GSK and Save the Children in 2015. ...

Third Regional Meeting to Share Lessons Learned in the Development and Implementation of Electronic Immunization Registries

Date:4 - 6 April 2016


Purpose:To share lessons on the planning, development and implementation of Electronic Immunization Registries (EIRs), as well as to socialize a draft document on the planning, design, development and implementation of a national EIR.


Summary:During this two and a half day meeting, participants discussed and shared their experiences and lessons learned regarding the development and implementation of EIRs. Furthermore, the meeting participants revi...

Good work done on Good Friday by 3 Aces – 25 March 2016: Birth of Common simpler tool cum Immunization register: “SARAL IMMUNOGRAM” incorporating IPV

Dear Viewers

Dr Rajendra KV, I.A.S, Assistant Commissioner of Puttur, Dakshina Kannada, in his speech on the occasion of Silver Jubilee Celebration of KVG Institute of Nursing, wholeheartedly expressed that he learnt many bedside operational procedures from the staff nurses, expressed his gratitude to the nurses and iterated that it is a noble profession. All over world, many doctors up to the Director General of WHO have expressed the same whether it is curative service or p...

Community engagement in immunization

Delivering immunization is essentially a technical task: it would seem quite inappropriate to expect community members to vaccinate or maintain the cold chain. Yet there is growing evidence (e.g. from RED evaluations in Africa and the ARISE study) that the participation of community leaders, community-based workers, and community members can result in improved coverage and protection. Potentially, community members can be engaged in planning services, social mobilization, raising community un...

In Pictures: Online immunization registry transforms work in Albania

To accompany the article “Online immunization registry transforms the work of health staff in Albania” in this month’s newsletter, project Optimize has publishedhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/projectoptimize/sets/72157630314080396/" target="_blank"> a ...

Online immunization registry transforms work in Albania

An interview with Silvia Bino, Albania Institute of Public Health The Institute of Public Health in Albania recently developed an online immunization registry to replace their existing paper-based system. In May 2011, the new system—named IIS—was piloted in Shkoder district. One year later, Op.ti.mize talks to Silvia Bino about how it has transformed the way vaccinations are scheduled and recorded. Before IIS was launched, how were immunizations scheduled? Nurses and the district head of vacci...

Going digital: Upgrading Vietnam’s paper-based immunization registry

by Dr. Nguyen Van Cuong, NEPI and Joanie Robertson, PATH Vietnam’s National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology is collaborating with project Optimize to demonstrate the benefits of a computerized immunization registry. In January 2012, a new computerized immunization registry was piloted by Vietnam’s National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology. Dr. Nguyen Van Cuong of Vietnam’s National Expanded Program on Immunization (NEPI) and Joanie Robertson of PATH provide an update on its performan...

Albania pilots electronic immunization registry

by Erida Nelaj, Albania Institute for Public Health and Jan Grevendonk, PATH In May 2011, the Albanian Institute for Public Health (IPH) launched a new web-based immunization registry and vaccine ordering system in the district of Skodra. Based on the acceptability and success of the system in Skodra, the government is deciding when and how to roll out the software nationwide. After an initial training with nurses, the system appears to be working well, and acceptability is high. [Click photo...

Using mobile phones to track immunizations

Using mobile phones to track immunizations by Jørn Ivar Klungsøyr on behalf of http://www.openXdata.org (http://www.openXdata.org) and Jan Grevendonk, PATH In August 2010, the Norwegian Research Council approved funding for a new project that will allow countries to manage immuni...

Albania explores computerized immunization registries

Albania explores computerized immunization registries by Jan Grevendonk, PATH, and Olivier Ronveaux, WHO In early 2009, the Albanian Institute for Public Health (IPH) asked Optimize, a WHO-PATH collaboration, to develop a strategy for a computerized national immunization registry and vaccine ordering system. Working with IPH and other large stakeholder groups, Optimize assessed the existing paper-based system this summer and developed a strategy for implementing a small-scale pilot under IPH man...
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