New digital platform reports vaccinations to the register
Vaccination providers can now meet their legislative requirements to report vaccinations to the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) using a new digital platform developed by the Australian Digital Health Agency. Designed to manage vaccinations and report vaccination information to the AIR, the Clinician Vaccine Integrated Platform (CVIP) will support the Australian Government’s COVID-19 vaccination program which started in February.
“CVIP is expected to be particularly useful for vaccination providers who don’t currently have digital systems in place to report to the AIR,” Agency Chief Digital Officer Steve Issa said.
NT Health was the first jurisdiction to start using CVIP in their Alice Springs vaccination clinic. The Agency is having discussions with other jurisdictions about how it might be used at clinics within other states and territories while they are upgrading their clinical systems to meet the new AIR reporting legislative requirements.
Vaccination information reported to the AIR is uploaded automatically to My Health Record.
The latest upgrade to My Health Record in late February included a consolidated immunisation view so people can easily see details of all immunisations, including their first COVID-19 vaccination received and next vaccination due date. Immunisation history statements are also available from Medicare Online and the Express Plus Medicare Mobile app.
There are also two complementary mobile apps, Healthi and HealthNow, which can provide people with new ways to understand and use the information in their My Health Record, and ultimately, make better, informed decisions about staying well or managing their health conditions. Both these apps allow people to easily view My Health Record and their immunisation status.
When it comes to improving the health of all Australians, the role of digital innovation and connection is a vital part of a modern, accessible healthcare system. Against the backdrop of COVID-19, digital health has seen exponential growth in relevance and importance, making it more pertinent than ever for all Australians and healthcare providers.
Better patient healthcare and health outcomes are possible when you have a health infrastructure that can be safely accessed, easily used and responsibly shared.
To achieve this, the National Digital Health Strategy is establishing the foundations for a sustainable health system that constantly improves. It underpins and coordinates work that is already happening between governments, healthcare providers, consumers, innovators and the technology industry.
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