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Vaccine Credentialing Activities: A Complicated Path Forward in the US (Part 1 of 3) – Potential Sources of Data

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Vaccine Credentialing Activities: A Complicated Path Forward in the US (Part 1 of 3) – Potential Sources of Data

As COVID-19 vaccination increases the US is preparing for a phased reopening. A key factor of that reopening in the United States and some other countries may be a requirement ...

As COVID-19 vaccination increases the US is preparing for a phased reopening. A key factor of that reopening in the United States and some other countries may be a requirement for individuals to prove that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19. “Proof” will likely be embodied in a paper – or perhaps electronic – certificate whose source and contents can be independently verified to ensure validity. Uses of such a certificate include international travel, and perhaps also domestic travel (like what is being proposed in the European Union), admission to large venues such as sporting events or other entertainment, and even school or business admission

HLN Introduces Support for Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine in its Award Winning ICE Open Source Immunization Forecaster

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HLN Introduces Support for Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine in its Award Winning ICE Open Source Immunization Forecaster

On March 3, 2021, HLN released a new version (v1.28.1) of the Immunization Calculation Engine (ICE) in support of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. ICE is a state-of-the-art open s ...

On March 3, 2021, HLN released a new version (v1.28.1) of the Immunization Calculation Engine (ICE) in support of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. ICE is a state-of-the-art open source software system that provides clinical decision support for immunizations for use in Immunization Information Systems (IIS), Electronic Health Record (EHR), and Personal Health Record (PHR) Systems.

Public Health Town Hall at the National Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine

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Public Health Town Hall at the National Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine

This week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sponsored the National Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine, a three-day virtual event for stakeholders supporting COVID-19 vaccinatio ...

This week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sponsored the National Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine, a three-day virtual event for stakeholders supporting COVID-19 vaccination. On the second day there was a 90 minute town hall style session titled “Using Technology to Manage COVID-19 Vaccination” which brought together public health and industry leaders to discuss the use and challenges of information technology solutions in addressing the needs of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign in the US.

The Apollo Program for Bioidefense

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The Apollo Program for Bioidefense

In January 2021 the Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense released its latest report: The Apollo Program for Biodefense. Issued in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the report draw ...

In January 2021 the Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense released its latest report: The Apollo Program for Biodefense. Issued in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the report draws upon earlier findings of the Commission to call for a “moon shot”-style investment to prepare the US (and the world) for the ongoing reality of large-scale biological threats.

First Look for IIS: National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness

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First Look for IIS: National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness

On January 21, 2021 the White House released the new administration’s National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness. While initially it seems to be a daunti ...

On January 21, 2021 the White House released the new administration’s National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness. While initially it seems to be a daunting 200 page document, it is divided into three manageable sections. First, the core of the recommendations are presented in just twenty pages. If that’s all you have time to read, focus there. The document then expounds on the seven goals and related action plans in the next ninety-five or so pages. Finally, the remainder of the document is a compilation of the new Executive Orders signed by the president that support the plan.