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.

  • COVID-19 Update: 
    • Added additional support and logic in ICE to handle the following:
      • COVID-19 Additional Dose 
      • COVID-19 Vaccines Not Authorized by FDA, but Authorized by WHO
      • COVID-19 Vaccines Not Authorized by the FDA or WHO
      • COVID-19 Vaccines Not Authorized by the FDA or WHO, but is an active COVID-19 vaccine candidate as part of a U.S.-based clinical trial of a COVID-19 vaccine 

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

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.

See the feature article about ICE in Open Health News.