As a reminder, we are writing to invite you to participate in a short survey regarding immunization-related capabilities for electronic health records (EHRs) and other clinical software, as well as clinician reporting to immunization information systems (IIS), also known as immunization registries.
As background, HIMSS, the Drummond Group, and Chickasaw Health Consulting, LLC (CHC), under a contract with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), are advancing the integration of immunization capabilities within EHRs, through the HIMSS Immunization Integration Program by:
- Facilitating agreement on priority immunization-related software capabilities that align with clinical workflows
- Enabling software developers to voluntarily test and achieve recognition of their products for inclusion of immunization capabilities
- Providing guidance for improving usability of immunization-related software functions
CHC is also supporting CDC NCIRD in its efforts to improve the exchange of information between clinicians (through their EHRs) and IIS.
Individual information collected by CHC through this voluntary survey will be kept confidential. De- identified, aggregated, synthesized survey findings will be shared with the public later this year.
Integrating immunization-related capabilities within EHRs and other clinical software is expected to improve clinical and patient decision making by providing more timely access to immunization histories and forecasts and enhancing information sharing between EHRs and immunization registries.
Your valuable input regarding the HIMSS Immunization Integration Program will help to inform its ongoing improvement.
Thank you for taking a moment to provide your helpful feedback.
Immunization Integration Program Evaluation Team