Immunisation Information Systems in the EU and EEA

Immunisation information systems (IIS) are defined as confidential, population-based, computerised databases that record all immunisation doses administered by participating providers to persons residing within a given geopolitical area. At the point of clinical care, they support practitioner decision-making in ensuring appropriate individual vaccination and adherence to applicable policies. At population level, IIS provide aggregate data on vaccinations for use in surveillance and programme operations, and in guiding public health action to improve vaccination rates and reduce vaccine-preventable diseases.

The European Council conclusions on vaccinations from both 2011 and 2014 recommend the adoption of such systems and the World Health Organization's European Vaccine Action Plan 2015–2020 recognises IIS as 'an integral part of well-functioning health systems'. IIS have the potential to improve performance of vaccination programmes and to increase vaccine uptake, but the design, development and implementation of such systems can be challenging for national programme managers. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) is currently running activities to support the Member States in establishing IIS. One important initial activity was to gather information about the implementation level and the functionalities of existing immunisation information systems in European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) countries. To do this, ECDC, in close collaboration with subject-matter experts, developed surveys on IIS status and functionalities in EU/EEA countries.

Download: Immunisation Information Systems in the EU and EEA (1.282 KB).

Download from eHealthNews.eu: Immunisation Information Systems in the EU and EEA (2.282 KB).

Most Popular Now

Doctors Rely on More than Just Data for …

Many technology companies are working on artificial intelligence systems that can analyze medical data to help diagnose or treat health problems. Such systems raise the question of whether this kind...

App, Brief Intervention may be Lifesaver…

A troubled teenager is hospitalized with suicidal thoughts. The patient is diagnosed, medicated, and counseled by a team of experts. The teen is sent home a few days later, and...

New Coalition of Philanthropists Includi…

Philanthropist Bill Gates and the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) co-founder Leonard Lauder have announced a new initiative, Diagnostics Accelerator, to develop novel biomarkers for the early detection of Alzheimer's...

IMI Launches New Antimicrobial Resistanc…

A new Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Accelerator Programme is part of new Calls for proposals launched today by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI). Of the other topics launched in the Calls...

Wearable Devices and Mobile Health Techn…

With increasing efforts being made to address the current global obesity epidemic, wearable devices and mobile health ("mHealth") technology have emerged as promising tools for promoting physical activity. However, current...

Frontiers Health 2018

15 - 16 November 2018, Berlin, Germany. Frontiers Health has fast become one of the premiere conferences in the digital health space, combining a unique mix of attendees and presenters from...

Digital Health to Disrupt Health IT Mark…

25 - 26 March 2019, London, United Kingdom. Digital Health - publishers of digitalhealth.net and organisers of the CCIO, CNIO, CIO Networks and annual Summer Schools - is to shake up...

Bayer Cares Foundation Promotes Sustaina…

Grants4Impact (G4I), a new energizer program launched by Bayer Cares Foundation, is providing targeted support to social impact pioneers and start-ups in the fields of healthcare and nutrition. The aim...

Philips and Oxford University Hospitals …

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, and Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Foundation Trust, announced plans to create a digital pathology network to help...

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust …

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust has selected Allscripts Sunrise as its electronic health record, in a move that further solidifies the company's position in the South East of England...

Start Alliance Berlin: Digital Health

Start Alliance Berlin: Digital Health is a two-week program taking place in November 2018 which is intended to help startups from BEIJING, DUBAI, NEW YORK, LONDON, PARIS, SHANGHAI, TEL AVIV...