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National Health IT Week Blog Post on IIS Measurement and Improvement

Check out this blog post about IIS measurement and improvement by AIRA Policy and Planning Director, Mary Beth Kurilo, MPH, MSW on the National Health IT Week website


Identifying Immunization Pockets of Need

AIRA is excited to announce that a new guide, Identifying Immunization Pockets of Need – Small Area Analysis of IIS Data to Detect Undervaccinated Populations, is now published on the AIRA website.

The guide includes:

  • An overview of pockets of need and small area analysis using IIS data
  • A step-by-step process for using small area analysis to find pockets of need
  • Practical tips for assessing data quality issues that may impact identifying pockets of need
  • Strategies on when and how to respond to identified pockets of need

The guide also includes examples from a variety of IIS throughout the country that are using their IIS data to identify pockets of need through small area analysis. By finding pockets of need, immunization programs can strategically use limited resources and prevent or control vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks. Responses may include performing other analyses to confirm the pocket of need, conducting outreach, or making the data broadly available.

We hope this guide will be a valuable resource to those interested in identifying pockets of need using their IIS data. A warm thank you to the AIRA Assessment Steering Committee and the workgroup members who helped develop the guide


Save the date!

The AIRA 2019 National Meeting will be Tuesday, August 13 through Thursday, August 15, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. 


AIRA's Final Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA) Comments

Thank you to all the IIS community members who provided comments on the 2018 ONC ISA. The ISA can be found at: https://www.healthit.gov/isa.

AIRA’s final comments, submitted to ONC on October 1, are available here.


AIRA Letter and Comments on Latest CMS Proposed Rules

The AIRA Letter and Comments on the latest CMS proposed rules on Promoting Interoperability can be found in the AIRA repository. They were shared with the IIS community, and submitted to CMS’s comment website on June 25, 2018.