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Immunization Standard

Immunization Standards allow the identification and management of immunizations through a jurisdictional Public Health Surveillance system. This standard supports Public Health Surveillance business practice in the areas of immunization management.

Immunization Standard                                                              CDFU *

BUSINESS FUNCTIONS BENEFITS
  • Forecasting patient-specific immunization
  • Recording immunization
  • Accessing immunization history
  • Determining jurisdictional immunization coverage
  • Distributed immunization management
ACCESS
  • Provides authorized health care providers access to complete and accurate, lifetime patient immunization history across the continuum of care
QUALITY
  • Reduces risk of infectious disease through improved immunization management
PRODUCTIVITY
  • Provides access to the complete immunization history and up-to-date patient forecasts, improving immunization management and preventing the ordering and administration of unnecessary and/or duplicate vaccination
MESSAGING & TERMINOLOGY INFORMATION
  • Messaging: HL7 V3.0
  • Terminology: HL7 Terminology Code Systems, SNOMED CT
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* Status Definitions

Canadian Draft for Use (CDFU) - The standard has been developed but it may or may not be implemented or be in use. The standard is considered ready to be used by early adopters: however, change is probable as stakeholders begin using the standard in implementations.

Canadian Approved Standards (CAS) - The standard is in use for the purpose(s) or context(s) for which it was intended. Only those parts of the standard that have been implemented or are in use can progress for consideration as CAS. This decision point signifies that the standard has reached a level of stability and is comprehensive enough such that major changes are not expected.

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