On March 17, 2023, HLN released a new version (v1.38.1) 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 1.38.1 includes the following additions and updates, as noted in the Release Notes:
- Updates to the COVID-19 Vaccine Group to align ICE with the latest guidelines related to bivalent doses for patients 6 months and older.
- Minor updates to the DTP, Polio, Hep B and Orthopoxvirus vaccine groups.
- An updated ICE Implementation Guide with the following new CVX codes: (1) COVID-19 CVX codes: 230, 302, 518, 519, 520, 521; (2) DTP CVX codes: 195, 196; (3) Polio CVX codes: 195. A Google Sheet that lists all of the coded values in the Implementation Guide is also available.
Note that on 3/14/2023, the FDA amended the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for children ages 6 months and older who have previously completed a 3-dose monovalent Pfizer-BioNTech primary series. The recommendation states that those who fall into this category should receive 1 bivalent Pfizer-BioNTech booster dose at least 2 months after completion of the monovalent primary series. The ICE team is studying the new recommendation and will schedule a follow up release of ICE to add this recommendation. We will be in touch with information about the timing of the ICE release with these changes, via this e-mail list and posts to the ICE News Page. Check out the latest ICE press release.
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See the feature article about ICE in Open Health News.
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