HLN Learnings Newsletter
HLN releases updates to several vaccine groups in its Award-Winning ICE Open Source Immunization Forecaster

HLN released new versions (v1.39.1 and v1.40.1) of the Immunization Calculation Engine (ICE). ICE is a state-of-the-art open source software system that provides clinical decision support for immunizations for Immunization Information Systems (IIS), Electronic Health Record (EHR), and Personal Health Record (PHR) Systems.

HLN supports IIS implementations in New York City (CIR) and Rhode Island (KIDSNET/RICAIR). As we began testing connections to other IIS, we wondered whether the IIS-IIS HL7 data exchange might yield similar issues as noted with existing EHR to IIS reporting. Testing of IIS-IIS pairings has highlighted several variances in platform configuration, business rules, and policies.

HLN is on FHIR! We have successfully implemented FHIR interfaces to enable healthcare data interoperability, using our experience in FHIR. Let’s look into some details of the projects HLN has been working on in public health.

Low-cost Application Platforms (LCAP) are an emerging approach for the development of core public health applications. The post discusses LCAP software development and what techniques public health can use to develop applications without sacrificing the quality, precision, and functionality of complex systems.
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AIRA has elected HLN Senior Project Manager Mike Berry as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Immunization Registry Association (AIRA) for the 2023-2025 term.

World Health Organization (WHO) released its report on Emerging Technologies and Scientific Innovations: A Global Public Health Perspective for 2023, after consulting with a group of global health experts, providing valuable and comprehensive insights. Read our summary and observations.
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