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*Edited on 9/29 to correct project contact. The BID Initiative is analyzing electronic immunization registry (EIR) data from Tanzania to better understand common immunization program...
The BID Initiative is launching a new scope of work that examines common immunization program barriers and the ways in which electronic immunization registries (EIRs) can solve for them. A BID...
Rustam Nabi - 2020
Assessment of a novel scanner-supported system for processing of child health and immunization data in Uganda Äijö, A., Schäffner, I., Waiswa, P. et al. Assessment of a novel...
As technology has become cheaper and more accessible, countries are adopting digital health interventions to improve the provision of and demand for health services. These interventions are complex...
For an annual cost of between US$3.30 to $3.81 per child under the age of one, health workers in Tanzania can benefit from the better data and time savings made possible by an electronic immunization...
Lux Phatak - 2020
On February 12, 2020, HLN released a new version (v1.22.1) of the Immunization Calculation Engine (ICE). ICE is a state-of-the-art open-source software system that provides clinical decision...
Maya Rivera - 2020
Please join the PATH Introducing Digital Immunization information systems: Exchange and Learning from Vietnam (IDEAL-Vietnam) project for a webinar on scaling-up electronic immunization information...
Hi everyone :) We are now circulating the final survey for this study on national vaccination coverage estimates.   Grateful for any time you can spare to complete and share. Many...
Join us for a webinar: Five proven strategies to improve immunization data use (Findings from the Immunization Data: Evidence for Action Review) Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019 3:00...
David Brown - 2019
Recent reports [1] of counterfeit yellow fever vaccination certificates in Zambia follow reports of falsified proof of vaccination documents being used in other countries, including Ethiopia [2],...
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...
Hemanthi - 2018
A new issue of Vaccine is now available: Rotavirus Surveillance, Safety and Economic Data before Vaccine Introduction: a Global Perspective from the World Health Organization Global Rotavirus...
Hemanthi - 2018
A new article Expenditures on vaccine-preventable disease surveillance: Analysis and evaluation of comprehensive multi-year plans (cMYPs) for immunization, recently published,  is available...
Hemanthi - 2018
The article Considerations for the development and implementation of electronic immunization registries in Africa, published this year, can be found...
Nargis Rahimi - 2018
Herein lies the external evaluation results of the Smart Paper Technology Solution (aka MyChild Solution) in The Gambia which has assessed data quality, efficiency gains, operational costs, and the...
Hereby to share a new resource on IIS produced by the Vaccine-preventable diseases at ECDC in collaboration with partners globally: Designing and implementing an immunisation information system. A...
Hemanthi - 2018
New article on "Global Routine Vaccination Coverage - 2017" was recently published in the CDC MMWR. Article can be accessed...
Hemanthi - 2018
A new article is available on converage and timeliness of vaccination and the validity of routine estimates: Insights from a vaccine registry in Kenya BACKGROUND: The benefits of childhood...
The WHO Immunization Monitoring Academy is a learning and capacity-building initiative. The Academy is open to all immunization professionals with an interest in the use, collection, and improvement...
Nargis Rahimi - 2018
Dear colleagues,  The results of external evaluations assessing MyChild Solution based on Smart Paper Technology in Afghanistan are now available. These evaluations assessed the data quality,...
Strategic reuse of appropriate tools is one of the core principles of the BID Initiative. Over the last five years, we have worked with the governments of Tanzania and Zambia to enhance...
As countries increasingly implement and scale electronic immunization registries (EIRs), it will be critical that they exchange lessons and best practices. The BID Initiative, which is led by PATH,...
Noam Arzt - 2018
A new release (v 1.13.1) of the Immunization Calculation Engine (ICE) is now available (download ICE version 1.13.1). ICE is a state-of-the-art open-source software system that provides clinical...
Hemanthi - 2018
WHO would like to announce that the new WHO Vaccination Coverage Cluster Surveys Reference Manual is available on the Technet website on the Coverage Surveys page. This document can be downloaded...
  Here are some links where this updated data can be downloaded from:   Main data page:   http://www.who.int/immunization/monitoring_surveillance/data/en/     Country profile selection...
Paul Dowling - 2018
As a relative newcomer to the EPI supply chain world, but not to healthcare supply chain I have always struggled with some of the terminology. One term in particular bugs me. And not just because I...
OpenLMIS - 2018
Dear TechNet-21 Colleagues, The OpenLMIS Community is hosting a French-language webinar this Thursday, May 24 at 6 AM PST / 13h00 UTC on the latest features in the OpenLMIS 3.3 release. Details...
Robin Mowson - 2018
PAHO is pleased to introduce a new resource publication that contains a set of modules aimed at improving the monitoring of coverage of integrated public health interventions.  To improve the...
Robin Mowson - 2018
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,...
ThinkWell is currently accepting submissions of GREY LITERATURE about immunization delivery costs in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Resources need to be published between January 2005 and...
OpenLMIS - 2018
Greetings TechNet Colleagues, Please save the date on Thursday, May 10 at 13h00 UTC (6:00 AM PST) when the OpenLMIS Community will host a webinar presenting the latest features in the OpenLMIS...
OpenLMIS - 2018
Greetings iSC Colleagues, The OpenLMIS Community is proud to announce the release of OpenLMIS version 3.3, the latest release in the version 3 series specifically supporting immunization supply...
Nargis Rahimi - 2018
"There is no arguing that aggregate data is useful, but as with most things, it has its limitations."   Read the full article (5 minutes)...
Noam Arzt - 2018
A new release (v 1.11.1) of the Immunization Calculation Engine (ICE) is now available (Download ICE version 1.11.1). ICE is a state-of-the-art open-source software system that provides clinical...
Nargis Rahimi - 2018
Dear colleagues,  Wanted to share the recent article we wrote about the big pivot we made in Afghanistan and the story of perseverance and flexibility in partnerships.  It’s great to...
OpenLMIS - 2017
Dear TechNet-21 Members, Please join OpenLMIS on November 30th at 8 AM PST/ 5 PM CET/ 7 PM EAT for a webinar presenting details on the current roadmap and latest developments in the OpenLMIS v3...
Electronic immunization registries (EIRs) and other immunization information systems can be powerful tools, but in order to achieve their long-term sustainability, countries and governments must...
Hemanthi - 2017
PAHO have released a few interesting articles on ICT and Data in their Immunization Newsletter. Please see attached for further reading.
Tracy Rehberg - 2017
This month several new data monitoring and supply videos have been added to www.immunizationacademy.com, including nine new training videos in Swahili. Anyone working in support of EPI can be...
OpenLMIS - 2017
The OpenLMIS community has the pleasure to announce the milestone release of OpenLMIS version 3.2. In line with the version 3 series, 3.2 includes new features in stock management,...
Dear all, Routine immunizations and new vaccine introductions are two best buys in global health. But while immunization coverage has increased dramatically in the last decade, more must be done to...
Noam Arzt - 2017
HLN has released a product Roadmap for its award winning Immunization Calculation Engine (ICE).  ICE is an open source service-oriented, standards-based immunization forecasting software system...
Dear colleagues,  Please find attached from the Interagency Supply Chain Group.  Kind regards,  Hitesh  Coordinator for the Interagency Supply Chain Group (ISG)       Hitesh...
Tracy Rehberg - 2017
Immunization Academy (www.immunizationacademy.com) is a new initiative sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, providing open access to short, practical training videos. The videos support...
Nargis Rahimi - 2017
Dear all,  Shifo has released an article on cost-effective and scalable way of measuring data completeness/reliability of Electronic Immunisation Registries. This method will simplify measuring...
Lora Shimp - 2017
Greetings, colleagues. With increasing importance on user-focused improvements in routine, administrative immunization data quality and use, it is useful to have some experience-sharing from country...
Hemanthi - 2017
[U.S.] National Center for Health Statistics releases data brief titled "Vaccination Coverage Among Adults Aged 65 and Over: United States, 2015" The National Center for Health Statistics recently...
 Dear viewers,  Vaccination Data management is a long standing universal problem, often discussed in this forum. We (KVG Team) wish to share the attached with the viewers as many of the viewers...
Nargis Rahimi - 2017
Most, if not all eHealth solutions fail and are not sustained in low-resource settings. The theoretical benefits are far more with eHealth solutions compared to existing paper systems, but the...
Since it seems that this got lost during the TechNet-21 hack, I am reposting. This was published in the Global Immunization Newsletter, January 2017:http://www.who.int/immunization/gin/en/ Last...
Kevin Pilz - 2016
Dear TechNet-21 Members, we invite you to follow a moderated discussion just getting started on the International Association of Public Health Logisticians (IAPHL) listserve. You can join the IAHPL,...
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...
Tracy Rehberg - 2016
WHO and UNICEF announce the availability of Immunization eLearning Initiative courses to all consultants, partners, and staff supporting immunization. The course series provides training in areas...
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,...
Chris Wright - 2016
Today is Innovation Day during World Immunization Week, and there are a lot of innovative ideas out there to reach every child. But innovation doesn’t always require radical new ideas. Sometimes it...
Tenly Snow - 2016
Greetings TechNet Community, I hope this message finds each of you well and successful in your work. I am the new OpenLMIS Community Manager working with the OpenLMIS Initiativeand Community to...
The final report of the “Briefing on WHO Tools and Guidance on Immunization Data Quality and Vaccination Coverage Survey” that took place in Istanbul in December 2015 is now available. The...
Dear TechNet colleagues: As presented this morning, the Vaccine Alliance Data for Management (D4M) working group is developing a guidance package on immunisation supply chain dashboards that...
TechNet Admin - 2009
Dear FORUM, The recent reports of NFHS/ DLHS reinforce the gap between the reported cverage and validated coverage, which is cause for concern. Whereas health managers react with denial and mistrust...
Moderator - 2008
POST 01321E: DEVELOPING COMPUTER-BASED INFORMATION SYSTEMS: ISSUES TO CONSIDER FOLLOW-UP ON POSTS: 01312E, 01314E & 01315E 11 SEPTEMBER 2008 ******************************************* Over...