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Oct 1, 2013

OPTIMIZE Vietnam Summary Report

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Viet Nam

Between 2010 and 2012, Optimize collaborated with Vietnam’s National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology–National Expanded Programme on Immunization to demonstrate innovations in the supply chain that can help to meet the demands expected as Vietnam’s immunization program continues to grow into the future. Optimize and Vietnam’s National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology conducted four major activities under the project.  

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Aug 28, 2014

Product Vision for the Better Immunization Data (BID) Initiative

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The Product Vision for the Better Immunization Data (BID) Initiative combines a "top down" approach with a "bottom up" view. We begin with the national strategies, incorporating the current context of the users (e.g., the functional architecture) before considering the facility applications (e.g., the technical architecture) that are in use and have gained traction, and how they might tie together. Through a series of seven chapters, you will be led through the steps to organize how your processes and information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure can be integrated and standardized to meet a ministry of health's vision and requirements. This document is not intended to be a definitive description of any single country's health enterprise architecture (EA). Rather, it is a starting point; a toolkit that may be adapted by countries, as necessary, to a specific country's needs and reflective of their unique context. Readers are not expected to be experts in ICT or in EA. However, a basic knowledge of eHealth and its role in supporting health care delivery workflows is assumed. The document is written in plain language with background information, illustrations of key points, and examples where it is thought they will be helpful.

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Nov 1, 2012

Albania pilots an immunization information system

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The Albanian Ministry of Health, in collaboration with project Optimize, developed a registry-based immunization information system (IIS) and piloted it in Shkoder district. This factsheet illustrates how the data the new system produces is used to improve the management of the vaccination program, how it is changing the way people collaborate, how it ensures timely and equal access to immunization for all children, and how it reduces the administrative burden on staff.

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