We are writing to invite you to participate in a short, four-question* survey regarding immunization-related capabilities for electronic health records (EHRs).
Individual information collected through this voluntary survey will be kept confidential. De-identified, aggregated, synthesized survey findings will be shared with the public later this year.
As background, under a contract with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), CNIADV—in collaboration with HIMSS—is advancing the integration of immunization capabilities with EHRs, by identifying and gaining input on such capabilities and advancing a software product recognition program.
Immunization-related capabilities within EHRs and other software are expected to improve immunization rates in several ways, including (1) making it easier for clinicians to administer appropriate vaccines; (2) improving the ability for immunization registries to track and report immunization rates; (3) increasing knowledge and acceptance of immunizations among patients and their caregivers; and (4) improving the tracking and safety of vaccines.
Immunization-related capabilities—informed by public input and tested through pilots—have been published, and HIMSS has recently launched the Immunization Integration Program, which enables EHR and other clinical software companies to test their software products and be recognized for their inclusion of capabilities that are expected to improve immunization in the United States.
Your valuable input regarding your current awareness of the Program and its value will help to inform its ongoing improvement.
Thank you for taking a moment to provide your helpful feedback.
CNI Immunization Integration Team
*EHR and other clinical software developers are invited to participate in a seven-question survey.