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Posted on May 27th, 2022   |   SSG


Immunization Information Systems paired with Electronic Disease Surveillance Systems gives public health teams the power tool to track and prevent diseases


By integrating EDSS and IIS into a single pane of glass, policy makers can gather insights on vaccine efficacy, vaccine breakthroughs, case rates, deaths by vaccination status, and other critical topics. But it’s about more than tracking trends in communicable diseases and managing vaccine preventable diseases: it’s about making sure that two vitally important systems can talk to each other to give public health organizations the information they need to develop policies to protect the public.



Technology is at the heart of every public health agency and organization in the United States, but it can be difficult to get an accurate picture of how new tools are being evaluated, deployed, and used. Two of the main approaches to leveraging data to improve outcomes are Immunization Information Systems (IIS) and Electronic Disease Surveillance Systems (EDSS), which often function in concert with each other to empower public health decision makers to develop effective policies to track and manage the spread of communicable illnesses. Here are some of the recent findings from an SSG poll of public health officials to determine how these approaches are being rolled out in the field.

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