SNAP link to NH Immunization Registry - Pros/ Cons

  • 05 Apr 2018 2:16 PM
    Reply # 6030790 on 6017629
    Anonymous
    Anonymous wrote:

    Thanks. I quickly scanned the document, and I'm not sure how I feel about patient's ability to Opt-out of the registry since immunization compliance is mandatory for school attendance. I understand the privacy and choice argument, but if patients can opt-out it, it makes the registry less efficient for school nurses to quickly be able to obtain student's immunization status. I'll read the document more thoroughly. Thanks.

    I believe the opt-out option has been legislated, rather than an administrative rule. So, regardless of our individual feeling, NH State law states any person may opt out of the registry.
  • 05 Apr 2018 8:06 AM
    Reply # 6017629 on 6012902
    Anonymous

    Thanks. I quickly scanned the document, and I'm not sure how I feel about patient's ability to Opt-out of the registry since immunization compliance is mandatory for school attendance. I understand the privacy and choice argument, but if patients can opt-out it, it makes the registry less efficient for school nurses to quickly be able to obtain student's immunization status. I'll read the document more thoroughly. Thanks.

  • 04 Apr 2018 11:26 AM
    Reply # 6016028 on 6012902
    Anonymous

    As usual, NH is last out the gate nationally with a state immunization registry. With, or without the SNAP program, as a school nurse, you will be having a read-only clearance to the registry when it goes live unless you are administering them. There are a handful of folks working very hard to get the system up and running in NH.

    Here is the rulemaking request about the registry. 

    ...and just for grins, here is an update on Meaningful Use plan in NH. 


    Last modified: 04 Apr 2018 12:10 PM | Anonymous
  • 04 Apr 2018 10:57 AM
    Reply # 6015889 on 6012902
    Anonymous

    Thank you for the update. I will want to know later how much SNAP will charge to connect users to the NH immunization database. What is especially interesting to me is that the State of Louisiana has had an  Electronic Immunization Registry since 2005 and VT has had one since around 2008.  Still waiting for NH.

  • 04 Apr 2018 10:11 AM
    Reply # 6015790 on 6015650
    Anonymous
    Anonymous wrote:

    Is the state database up and running?

    I went to the NH Immunization Conference 2 weeks ago.  No.  VaxNH (or the NH immunization database) is NOT up and running.  They could not give a definitive date on when it would go live but it will not be any sooner than the end of 2018 and they were not overly confident with that "date".  

    From what I understood, we as school nurses will have a "read-only" privilege to the database unless we administer vaccines at school then we will be an authorized site to input the vaccines we administer.  

    They did not talk about SNAP having the ability to communicate with the database but if they are looking into that connection then I would assume it would definitely have a fee associated with it.  It is very involved to be able to connect all of the different electronic medical record platforms. 


  • 04 Apr 2018 9:35 AM
    Reply # 6015674 on 6012902
    Anonymous

    I didn't realize this was up and running either.  How can we find out more about it?  

    Carrie Frederiksen, RN

    Mt. Caesar School

     Swanzey, NH

  • 04 Apr 2018 9:28 AM
    Reply # 6015650 on 6012902
    Anonymous

    Is the state database up and running?

  • 04 Apr 2018 8:25 AM
    Reply # 6015547 on 6012902
    Anonymous

    Hi,

    I am a new SNAP user and am following this to find out more about it.  You need to pay to have that added?


    Laura

  • 03 Apr 2018 8:45 AM
    Message # 6012902
    Anonymous

    I am looking for input from SNAP users who use the link to the  NH Immunization Registry.  I want to know the pros and cons of having the ability to access/ download/upload immunizations into SNAP. Is it worth the cost? Would you buy it again from SNAP?

    Thanks, 

    Ellen Bald, RN

    SAU88

    ebald@sau88.net

New Hampshire

New Hampshire School Nurses' Association

www.nhschoolnurses.org               email: nhschoolnurses@gmail.com

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