(D3) Trying on the RCKMS Glass Slipper: How Well Do Jurisdictional Reporting Criteria Fit? (HLN’s part of this larger session encompasses slides 55-67 and slides 82-103)
HLN Consulting is pleased to announce a new project with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) which will result in the incorporation of HLN’s Open Source ICE Immunization Evaluation and Forecasting software into VistA, the EHR used by VHA, and its deployment system-wide over the next few years. VHA is the largest health system in the US (other than the Department of Defense). HLN has been collaborating with VHA and its Open Source partners in the Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA) for the past several years. This represents a major step forward for the Open Source movement in government and for higher quality immunization forecasting and evaluation. For more information contact Noam Arzt (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mike Suralik (email@example.com).
HLN participated in the 2016 OSEHRA Open Source Summit in Bethesda, MD. Our work bringing the ICE immunization forecasting system to VA-VistA is a major effort for the next several years and a conspicuous activity at the Summit. Mike Suralik, HLN’s ICE Program Manager, participated in a panel at the Summit as part of the OSEHRA Immunization Open Source Project Group.
And congratulations to our VA and WorldVistA colleagues who swept the 2016 OSEHRA Leadership Awards with their immunization-related work!
HLN attended the 2016 Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) Annual Conference and will be involved in several presentations, including:
- Demonstration of the Reportable Conditions Knowledge Management System (RCKMS) during the pre-conference workshop Electronic Case Reporting: The Surveillance Gold Rush.
- Presentation of RCKMS Technology on a Surveillance/Informatics panel.
- Presentation of Clinical Decision Support for Public Health Surveillance: Three Open Source Examples in a Rapid-Fire session.
HLN delivered several presentations at the 2016 AIRA National Meeting including:
- A presentation on Open Source strategies and issues for IIS
- A presentation with Bill Brand from PHII on successful strategies for IIS sustainability
- A “make your own” session with some colleagues from other projects on CDSi testing issues and strategies (links to follow)
It was truly a great conference. And congratulations to NYC CIR for winning the Center of Excellence award, and Kim Salisbury-Keith from RI KIDSNET for winning a volunteer service award!