In 2010, the
VTrckS works through an interactive, privacy-protected interface, similar to an electronic health record. Healthcare workers initially place an order through VTrckS by referencing data in their state’s immunization information system (IIS). The VTrckS application is available through download, but use of the downloaded version is very technical. For healthcare workers to easily access and use VTrckS, the software must be integrated with the state’s IIS, a complex task with numerous challenges.
“For Montana, we added support for the three different export types to existing related pages where that data would otherwise be accessed by the user,” says STC software engineer
“For Maine, we developed a completely new user interface for exporting VTrckS data,” says Cleaves “They wanted all functions available from one page rather than distributed in existing, but related, pages.”
Maine’s three export files, Agreement, Reconciliation and Orders, correspond in VTrckS to the Provider Master Data export, the Provider Ending Inventory Data export and the Provider Order Data export. STC added functionality on a single webpage to integrate the information from these three files.
STC, with over eight years of experience in the development of vaccine ordering and inventory management systems, has also successfully assisted the states of
STC’s goal is to ensure healthy populations through partnership, expertise, and applied use of information technology. In the early 1990s, STC was one of the first promoters of the value of immunization registries and the data that could be used for decision support to augment clinical practice, targeting the reduction and impact of vaccine preventable disease on children. With the support of physicians, organizations, and policy and vaccine experts, STC’s public health and software professionals became the trusted authority that led many of the early efforts and best practices to implement statewide registries. The efforts continue today as over 250 million vaccine encounters are retained in the immunization registries of STC and their state public health partners. Increasing the value of these national health data assets is a primary goal of STC through the next decade.
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