Immunization information systems

Immunization information systems

All topics related to information systems used to support immunization programmes, including electronic immunization registries, logistics management information systems (LMIS), geographic information systems (GIS), integrated health management information systems, and immunization coverage monitoring (administrative and survey data).

06/12/2017

Whether on the political, scientific, or cultural front, the world today is in a state of flux. Reviews from BCG, McKinsey, Deloitte, and Accenture highlight major demographic shifts, the increasing importance of technology in health, and the convergence of business and technical considerations. Digital platforms and solutions are emerging as…

15/11/2017

Today, about 80% of infants living in the world’s 73 poorest countries receive routine immunizations, a measure currently assessed by whether they have been given a full course of a vaccine regime to prevent diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus. In 2000, only about 60% received such protection. That progress is great,…

06/11/2017

Rajasthan is the first state, not only in India but in the world, to launch a pilot project to access real-time information on vaccination of children. The health department has started using a Vaccine and Logistics Evaluator (VALUE) device, developed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), on a pilot…

24/08/2017

The digital health landscape is rife with disconnected systems that make it challenging to aggregate information and improve the health of populations. After years of disjointed experiences, multiple organizations and governments have found that multi-platform, standardized, and connected information systems are critical to allow health care providers and decision makers…

07/08/2017

A picture is worth a thousand words, they say, but numbers can speak volumes. And this year, when the World Health Organisation (WHO) and UNICEF released their report on global immunisation coverage, those numbers revealed many volumes. For me, the standout figure was that 1 in 10 infants worldwide did…

04/08/2017

Home-Based Records (HBRs) are an important data collection and monitoring tool used by parents, health workers, and health administrators to track a child’s vaccination history. JSI’s HBRs project, funded by the Gates Foundation, is currently testing ways to improve availability, use, and design of HBRs in four countries. In Zimbabwe,…

20/07/2017

In November 2016 we announced the launch of a Child Immunization Initiative in Sierra Leone - an Electronic Vaccination Record and Tracking Project, also known as VaxTrac. The goal of this initiative was to implement an electronic registry for children’s immunizations in order to provide timely and quality data for…

14/07/2017

The decade between 2000-2010 can be described as the era of the digital health pilot program. This “wild west” offered a glimpse into the untapped potential of collecting data by integrating digital tools into current health systems, where information flow was previously stagnant or non-existent. In an effort to create…
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