Cdc's HIV/AIDS Reporting System And Immunization Information System

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Diseases that can become prevalent and run rampant affect populations, therefore it must be monitored closely. Two examples of public health information systems tailored to combat an epidemic are CDC’s HIV/AIDS reporting system and Immunization Information systems (ISS). The CDC’s National HIV Surveillance System is the major source that monitors HIV trends in the United States (CDC.gov, n.d.a). Also, the CDC finances and aids state and local health departments to gather the information. Thus, the CDC knows the past and current HIV/AIDS cases. The health departments convey the data to the CDC, however, it de-identifies all the information first. The CDC then evaluates the data to ascertain who and why certain groups are targeted and disseminate …show more content…
By meeting this goal, CDC can direct HIV prevention funding to where it is needed the most”. To aid in its quest, the NCHHSTP Atlas was designed as an interactive tool which allowed the CDC to showcase pertinent data for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB. Furthermore, this atlas permitted users a visual representation of the spread of these diseases by allowing users to generate maps and detailed reports (CDC.gov, n.d.a). Moreover, public health information systems are designed with special features to evaluate population data. Data is assessed by employing databases, data warehouses and Geographical Information System (GIS). “For example, they are optimized for retrieval from very large (multi-million) record databases, and to quickly cross-tabulate, study seasonal and secular trends, and look for patterns by person, place, and time” (LaVenture, Ross, & Yasnoff, …show more content…
Firstly, there must be flawless communication amongst all stakeholders involved when implementing IIS. Thus, in order for a lay person to comprehend scientific and technological language, an interlocutor must be hired to prevent any miscommunication amongst the team members (LaVenture et al., 2014). The interlocutor will immerse himself/herself in the user environment to grasp the importance and understand the procedures of the old and the new system. Secondly, organizational and collaborative issues arise when IIS systems must be upgraded and several users must voice their concerns and requirements of the new system. For instance, clinicians require age appropriate vaccines; schools require students to receive state-approved vaccines; health plans monitor children who have lapsed in receiving immunizations; and the CDC need it to obtain IIS funding (LaVenture et al.,

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