30th June, 2017
BLN Study Visit Application for Chile | Due June 30th
The BID Learning Network (BLN) invites demonstration and design countries to apply for its upcoming study visit to Santiago, Chile in collaboration with the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO). The study visit will take place between the 22nd through 25th of August.
Chile’s National de Inmunizaciones (RNI), an electronic immunization registry, was established as a result of challenges with the vaccine registration system in Chile, which was manual and consolidated once a month in each vaccination center. This made it impossible to have management indicators that would allow timely intervention in the development of the program. Designed and created between 2009 and 2010 following the vaccination campaign to curb the influenza AH1N1, the RNI platform is a relevant collaborative tool for monitoring the immunization policies of the Ministry of Health. The RNI provides for registration of immunizations in their place of origin, online consolidation of the data, providing traceability and control panels in support of decision-making and management control from the Ministry of Health, to a facility level. The RNI addresses all the new immunization programs defined by the Ministry of Health and is widely integrated with the Electronic Clinical System and/or Registry used in the health facilities. Many lessons have been drawn from this undertaking that can be of use to other countries that are in the process of adopting electronic based information systems.