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Informatics lessons from using a novel immunization information system.

Submitted by karopka on Fri, 2015/10/16 - 15:18
TitleInformatics lessons from using a novel immunization information system.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsVawdrey, DK, Natarajan, K, Kanter, AS, Hripcsak, G, Kuperman, GJ, Stockwell, MS
JournalStud Health Technol Inform
Date Published2013
Keywordselectronic health records, Health Information Management, Immunization, Internet, Medical Record Linkage, New York, Registries, Software

In the 1990s, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital began developing a comprehensive, standards-based immunization information system. The system, known as EzVac, has been operational since 1998 and now includes information on 2 million immunizations administered to more than 260,000 individuals. The system exchanges data with multiple electronic health records, a public health immunization registry, and a standalone personal health record. EzVac modules have recently been incorporated into the OpenMRS application and are being used to enhance immunization efforts in developing nations. We report on our experience with developing and using the EzVac system for 1) clinical care, both in local and global settings, 2) public health reporting, 3) consumer engagement, and 4) clinical and informatics research. We emphasize the advantages of using health IT standards to facilitate immunization information exchange in each of these domains.

Alternate JournalStud Health Technol Inform
PubMed ID23920624
Grant ListR18 HS018158 / HS / AHRQ HHS / United States
R40 MC08961 / / PHS HHS / United States
R40 MC17169 / / PHS HHS / United States
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