Comprehensive, individual-level vaccine information is vital for determining levels of community protection, examining uptake trends, clinic planning and engaging in health promotion initiatives. Electronic immunization information systems produce high quality immunization data that are rapidly available. While these systems are becoming more widely used across Canada, many jurisdictions still capture influenza vaccination data on paper only or through a hybrid process in which data are initially recorded on paper and manually transferred into a database or registry afterwards. This presentation describes observations of data collection systems employed across Canada, as well as our findings from in-depth evaluations of two fully electronic immunization information systems.
Presenter: Christine Heidebrecht
Christine Heidebrecht has a master of science in epidemiology. Over the past several years she has been involved in a range of health systems and health services research initiatives employing qualitative, quantitative and mixed-methods approaches.
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