Doctors participating in Nebraska's statewide health information exchange now can electronically share data with the state's immunization information system.
Neb. expands immunization info sharing
The Nebraska State Immunization Information System is a Web-based system used for sharing immunization data among public clinics, private physician offices, hospitals and other healthcare facilities, according to an e-mailed news release from the Nebraska Health Information Initiative. Integrating NESIIS into the NEHII exchange will help providers maintain more accurate and up-to-date records and could help reduce the rates of missed immunizations and overimmunization, according to the release.
"This is not only a step in proving the value of electronic information sharing, but it is going to improve our vaccination rates and save more lives over time," Dr. Joann Schaefer, chief medical officer for the state's public health department, said in the release.
NEHII, founded in 2008, is a not-for-profit public-private collaborative that reaches more than 85% of Nebraskans.
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