189305 Crossing Programmatic Borders: Utilizing IIS data to support state, federal, and external immunization partners to improve immunization coverage, inform immunization recommendations, and support program planning efforts

Monday, October 27, 2008: 10:50 AM

Laura Williams , Ncird, CDC, Atlanta, GA
Diana Bartlett, MPH , National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, CDC, Atlanta, GA
Warren Williams, MPH , Ncird, CDC, Atlanta, GA
Immunization Information Systems (IIS) are confidential, computerized information systems that collect and consolidate vaccination data from health-care providers within a defined geographic area. In addition to informing clinical decision-making regarding vaccine administration, IIS data can be used to support state, federal and external immunization partners for program planning and evaluation and to inform policy-making. This presentation will describe examples of data sharing between state-based IIS and CDC to monitor vaccine uptake, assess vaccination shortages, and evaluate other immunization program goals. This data sharing allows for the identification of gaps in vaccination coverage for which targeted interventions can be developed at the state or regional level. Use of IIS data to inform and support federal program goals, such as pandemic influenza preparedness planning, will be described. And lastly, data sharing between IIS and CDC to help inform other groups, such as the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices, for the development of immunization recommendations and data quality guidelines will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:
Demonstrate use of IIS as a data source for the evaluation of immunization programs and vaccine uptake at the state level. Discuss sharing of IIS data with federal and external immunization partners to inform policy and programmatic decision-making.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I serve as a data quality expert in the field of Immunization Information Systems and have experience with study design, data collection, analysis, and reporting, and data interpretation for program evaluation.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.