HLN To Present at AIRA 2021 and HIMSS21 Digital Symposium
American Immunization Registry Association (AIRA) 2021 National Meeting – August 3-5
IIS Consumer Access Strategies in the Age of COVID: presented by Dr. Noam Arzt
IIS provide complete and comprehensive immunization records for the individuals whose records they hold either directly or through a clinical provider. A key factor of 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. The increased use of immunization data has led to different strategies applied by IIS to provide access to the information. This presentation will discuss specific approaches.
Vaccine Provider Agreement System (VPAS): presented by Mike Suralik and Dr. Noam Arzt
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a COVID-19 Vaccination Program Provider Agreement to jurisdictions that were anticipated to be distributing the COVID-19 vaccine. This presentation will discuss a solution – VPAS – developed by HLN and deployed on a cloud-based infrastructure to help jurisdictions complete the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued COVID-19 Vaccination Program Provider Agreement.
HIMSS21 Public Health Informatics Digital Symposium – August 9-13
First Steps on the Journey towards a Digital Health Wallet. Co-presented by HLN’s Dr. Noam Arzt and University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Dr. Richard Bookman
By early March 2021 in the COVID-19 pandemic, pressures to re-open society are increasing the demand for some sort of vaccine passport to replace the old WHO ‘Yellow Card’ as a means of certifying that an individual is not infectious. Multiple stakeholders across the globe are approaching this problem and offering solutions with varying degrees of interoperability, privacy protection, health data content, etc. In this session, Bookman & Arzt will provide an overview of the current state at the time of the HIMSS meeting and review some of the design decisions made by various stakeholders along the way. While the long-term vision of a fully enabled digital health wallet, based on open standards, self-sovereign identity, and ‘privacy by design, remains intact, such an undertaking, can not and is not going to happen overnight. Just the magnitude of the human behavior change is huge. Nations have widely varying public health data infrastructure and regulations. It can not always be counted on to provide authoritative and comprehensive health data, even for something as simple as a COVID-19 vaccine. In the US case, the pandemic has thus revealed the urgent need for significant investment in such public health data infrastructure and ‘ready-to-go’ protocols for data sharing. Against this background, issues of privilege and equity must and are being addressed. Various efforts working on paper-based versions of health credentials for those who are offline will be reviewed. During this session, Arzt & Bookman & will provide an overview of the current state of vaccine credentialing and review some of the design decisions made by various stakeholders along the way.