A Health IT Perspective on the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

As the various COVID-19 vaccines roll out across the nation and the world, we thought it was time to talk with some experts to understand what this rollout is going to mean for healthcare IT.  Luckily, we were able to get together the following panel of experts to share what they see in the future for health IT when it comes to the COVID-19 vaccine:

  • Drew Ivan, Chief Product and Strategy Officer for Lyniate
  • Laurie Peters, HIE Client Director at Orion Health
  • Matthew Michela, CEO of Life Image

This interview includes a wide ranging discussion starting with the question of whether the COVID-19 vaccine roll out was going to be a mess (technically, interoperability, patient identification, etc).  Their answers might surprise you.  We also talk about how most healthcare organizations are going to track and report COVID-19 vaccinations and what technology they’ll need to do this effectively.  Plus, we talk about the role of HIEs and Immunization Registries and where those might run into challenges.

I also ask the panel of experts to suggest some solutions to the challenges we face along with the impact of the COVID-19 vaccine on healthcare interoperability.  Will we see interoperability where we haven’t seen it before?  Will the vaccine push interoperability forward.  Finally, I ask them what this all is going to look like 6 months from now.

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About the author

John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of HealthcareScene.com, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference, EXPO.health, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.

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  • I’d be interested in your take on VAMS. Looks comprehensive with exception of billing for vaccine admin. I like that it handles appts, reporting admin and Inventory to the State IM Registries and reminders to patient for 2nd shot as well as VSafe and VAERS for adverse event tracking.

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