Set to commence in February, the Clinician Vaccine Integrated Platform (CVIP) will support the Australian Government’s COVID-19 vaccination program. It supplies the required technology for those providing the vaccination to meet their legislative requirements to report the inoculation status of individuals to the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR). In addition, all vaccination information reported to the AIR will be automatically uploaded to My Health Record.
NT Health was the first to adopt the CVIP in one of their vaccination clinics. Since then, the Digital Agency has been looking to expand the use of the CVIP at clinics in other states and jurisdictions within Australia whilst upgrading their clinical systems to ensure that they are aligned with the new AIR reporting legislative requirements.
THE LARGER TREND
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, governments all over the world have also begun efforts to inoculate their citizens as well as develop an integrated vaccination system to document this process. This is especially so in low and middle-income countries which have begun to implement electronic immunization systems to replace the traditional pen and paper-based tools and aggregate reporting systems in medical facilities.
While Australia has already developed a vaccination record system, it is imperative to also ensure that additional functionalities such as vaccine management, interoperability with other electronic systems as well as the ability to generate reminder and recall notifications have been integrated into the system in order to ensure that their digital vaccination platform remains scalable as well.
ON THE RECORD
Agency Chief Digital Officer Steve Issa explained that the “CVIP is expected to be particularly useful for vaccination providers who don’t currently have digital systems in place to report to the AIR.”