Automated Immunization Surveillance: Using Business Intelligence to Improve Up-to-Date Rates


IIS have effectively increased vaccination rates through targeted engagement and outreach, often with clinicians and patients. Little has been published around IIS use for generating meaningful population health measures. To leverage IIS data for sub-county population health measures, new tools are required to make IIS data easily accessed for this distinct use case. Human papillomavirus (HPV), the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, has a highly effective (97%) vaccine to prevent infection when administered to individuals 9-26 years old. According to the National Immunization Survey, only 47% of Colorado females 13-17 years had completed the HPV vaccine series in 2011. In 2012, Denver metropolitan health departments were awarded a three year grant to support the Alliance for HPV Free Colorado, where media and clinic coaching were used to improve HPV vaccination coverage among adolescents (11-17 years) in Adams, Arapahoe, Denver, Douglas, and Jefferson counties. Recent HPV vaccination schedule changes from three to two required doses highlighted further challenges in monitoring vaccination UTD rates.

Objective: To describe a business intelligence system designed to reprocess and utilize an immunization information system's (IIS) data to visualize, and track population trends in immunization coverage in an urban population.

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January, 2019

June 18, 2019

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