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HLN updates COVID-19 vaccine support for Pfizer pediatric dose in its Award Winning ICE Open Source Immunization Forecaster

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HLN updates COVID-19 vaccine support for Pfizer pediatric dose in its Award Winning ICE Open Source Immunization Forecaster

On November 24, 2021, HLN released a new version (v1.32.1) of the Immunization Calculation Engine (ICE) in support of updates to the COVID-19 vaccine. ICE is a state-of-the-art ope ...

On November 24, 2021, HLN released a new version (v1.32.1) of the Immunization Calculation Engine (ICE) in support of updates to the 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.

Version 1.32.1 includes the following additions and updates. Please see the Release Notes for details.

  • COVID-19 Updates:
    • COVID-19 Pfizer Pediatric Dose (5 through 11 years old)
    • Evaluation of Janssen booster dose as Valid
    • Added COVAXIN (CVX 502) as a WHO-approved vaccine for EUA
  • An updated Implementation Guide with the following new codes:
    • CVX 218 – vaccine code for the COVID-19 Pfizer pediatric vaccine
    • BOOSTER_DOSE – new recommendation reason code to indicate that the recommendation is for a booster dose

The full software release is available for download at https://cdsframework.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/ICE/pages/18972704/Downloads 

Note about upcoming ICE release (scheduled December 2021)

  • As always, HLN is actively monitoring all news and updates in regards to new and existing COVID-19 vaccines. Currently, we are working on adding additional support and logic (based on latest published guidance) in ICE to handle the following:
    • Updated Booster Dose Rules
    • Updated Additional Dose Rules
    • Updated Absolute Minimum Intervals and Absolute Minimum Ages

Plans for COVID-19 Support in ICE

Once a vaccine has been approved for use by the FDA (either Expanded Access, EUA, or full licensure), the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) will hold an emergency meeting and publish recommendations in a very quick time frame (i.e., days). HLN intends to release a version of ICE that includes updated COVID-19 forecasting as early as possible. The initial release will contain COVID-19 logic that is known at the time of the release. As additional, relevant information on COVID-19 becomes available from official sources, HLN will continue to release additional versions of ICE, at appropriate times.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please e-mail us at ice@hln.com.

HLN updates COVID-19 vaccine support for Pfizer booster dose in its Award Winning ICE Open Source Immunization Forecaster

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HLN updates COVID-19 vaccine support for Pfizer booster dose in its Award Winning ICE Open Source Immunization Forecaster

On October 25, 2021, HLN released a new version (v1.31.1) of the Immunization Calculation Engine (ICE) in support of updates to the COVID-19 vaccine. ICE is a state-of-the-art open ...

On October 25, 2021, HLN released a new version (v1.31.1) of the Immunization Calculation Engine (ICE) in support of updates to the 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.

HLN updates COVID-19 vaccine support in its Award Winning ICE Open Source Immunization Forecaster

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HLN updates COVID-19 vaccine support in its Award Winning ICE Open Source Immunization Forecaster

On September 21, 2021, HLN released a new version (v1.30.1) of the Immunization Calculation Engine (ICE) in support of updates to the COVID-19 vaccine. ICE is a state-of-the-art op ...

On September 21, 2021, HLN released a new version (v1.30.1) of the Immunization Calculation Engine (ICE) in support of updates to the 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.

Implementing Vaccine Credentials Across State Lines

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Implementing Vaccine Credentials Across State Lines

I have written previously about the role that Immunization Information Systems (IIS) play in the US with respect to providing authoritative, complete information about vaccinations ...

I have written previously about the role that Immunization Information Systems (IIS) play in the US with respect to providing authoritative, complete information about vaccinations for the citizens within their jurisdictions. Under Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) leadership, the IIS community is making strides towards enabling a more transparent exchange of information between IIS. This is to primarily ensure that vaccinations received by an individual in a location other than where they live (for example, a workplace or school in another state) will find their way to the IIS in the individual’s home jurisdiction. This ensures that the IIS where a person lives has as complete a record as possible.

HLN Attends the AIRA 2021 National Meeting

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HLN Attends the AIRA 2021 National Meeting

HLN’s Noam Arzt attended the AIRA 2021 National Meeting held on August 3-5 in Portland, Oregon. Around 175 individuals attended in person supplemented by nearly 200 remote attendee ...

HLN’s Noam Arzt attended the AIRA 2021 National Meeting held on August 3-5 in Portland, Oregon. Around 175 individuals attended in person supplemented by nearly 200 remote attendees. Throughout the three-day event, AIRA provided interesting speakers, and engaging panels on a variety of topics.