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Immunization Integration Program Collaborative

Overview

Convened by HIMSS, the American Immunization Registry Association (AIRA), and Chickasaw Health Consulting, LLC (CHC) under a contract with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Immunization Integration Program Collaborative engages stakeholders and experts to identify common challenges and drive the development and adoption of solutions that enable both clinicians and immunization information systems (IISs) to have timely access to complete and accurate data, to not only improve clinical decision-making but also increase vaccination coverage and reduce vaccine-preventable disease.

The Immunization Integration Program (IIP) Collaborative is led by an executive committee comprised of leaders representing clinicians, EHR developers, IISs, public health and other key stakeholders.

Approach

The IIP Collaborative uses the following approach to achieve its goals:

  1. Strengthen relationships among clinicians, health IT developers and immunization information systems (IISs)
  2. Identify and prioritize issues associated with interoperability and information sharing and management
  3. Develop consensus on recommended solutions to prioritized issues
  4. Communicate and raise awareness of solutions and their benefits
  5. Drive the adoption of recommended solutions

2020 Priorities

In February 2020, the IIP Collaborative identified its top priorities to improve interoperability and information sharing and management in 2020. After careful consideration of more than 30 issues, the IIP Collaborative Executive Committee selected four initial areas of focus:

  • Addressing variability in the handling of acknowledgement messages among EHRs, IISs and clinicians to improve the quality of information used for decision-making
  • Helping to address challenges associated with multiple patients being identified by IISs in response to queries from clinicians through their EHR systems
  • Promoting standardization in transport methods across EHRs and IISs
  • Improving patient identification and matching to support information sharing and management

Download a print-ready version of the IIP Collaborative’s announcement of its 2020 priorities.

 

Executive Committee

Co-Chairs

David McCormick, Indiana State Department of Health

Stuart Weinberg, MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Members

Geoff Caplea, MBA, MD, Allscripts

Sarah Corley, MD, ACP/MITRE

Tiffany Dent, MPH, Scientific Technologies Corporation (STC)

Kristin Glaza, Cerner/TAP

Melissa Kotrys, MPH, SHIEC/HIMSS/Healthcurrent

Susan J. Kressly, MD, Kressly Pediatrics

Kimberly Martin, MAT, BSN, RN, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)

Theresa Meadows, MS, RN, CHCIO, FHIMSS, Cook Children’s Hospital

Amy Metroka, DrPH, MSW, New York City CIR

Steve Murchie, MBA, Envision

Miriam Muscoplat, MPH, Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC), Minnesota Department of Health

Craig Newman, Altarum

Amit Popat, Katie Schwarz and Ted Stamp, Epic

Katie Reed, MPA, DXC

Heather Roth, MA, Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment

Melissa Stockwell, MD, MPH, American Academy of Pediatrics/Columbia University Irving Medical Center and Lisa

Priyanka Surio, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)

Krams, American Academy of Pediatrics

Ex-Officio Members

Kafayat Adeniyi, MPH, CDC

James B. Daniel, MPH, HHS/CTO

Lynn Gibbs-Scharf, MPH, CDC

 
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