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AIRA 2021 National Meeting: We're Back and Everything is Open!

Welcome to the new normal. The AIRA 2021 National Meeting will be a hybrid meeting with both in-person and virtual components on August 3–5 in Portland, Oregon. Whether you attend in person or virtually, the meeting will be an opportunity to work toward our common goal of promoting the use of immunization information to ensure healthy communities.

The National Meeting website is live. Go there to:

 

HIMSS21 Global Health Conference & Exhibition

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Inc. (HIMSS) is a global advisor and thought leader supporting the transformation of the health ecosystem through information and technology. The HIMSS21 Global Health Conference & Exhibition will be held on August 9–13, 2021, in Las Vegas and virtually.

There are many ways to connect with AIRA at HIMSS21:

  • Connect with the Immunization Integration Program (IIP) at a HIMSS Spot on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at 10 a.m. PT.
  • Attend our networking event on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at 11 a.m. PT.
  • Attend an Interoperability Showcase Theater Panel, including AIRA staff, on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, at 11:30 a.m. PT
  • Join the IIP for an educational session titled “Immunization Program Aims to Resolve Interoperability,” presented by Stuart Weinberg and David McCormick on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, at 1 p.m. PT.
  • Attend the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase™. AIRA is supporting HIMSS with an immunization management-focused demo during the showcase. This is an exciting opportunity for the IIS community to collectively share standards-based initiatives that support and promote the use of immunization information to ensure healthy communities by leveraging IIS as a crucial tool in preventing vaccine-preventable diseases.

AIRA members receive the HIMSS member rate to attend. To receive the discount:

  • Go to the conference website
  • Click on “Register Now”
  • Sign in or create an account
  • Select AIRA from the “Conference Collaborating Organizations” dropdown menu
  • Enter the code COLLAB21
 

Epi and Data Visualization Support

Could your jurisdiction benefit from additional epidemiological or data visualization support? AIRA’s Epidemiologist/Data Analyst, Taylor Boomsma, is available to help! Taylor started at AIRA in November. She has experience with IIS coverage rate analysis, creating data quality reports, visualizing data in Tableau, and also ran the Immunization Quality Improvement for Providers program in Tennessee.

Taylor is offering office hours twice a week and is also available by appointment.

Office Hours:

  • Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to noon ET
  • Thursdays from 3 to 4 p.m. ET

If there is a data set we can help you analyze and visualize, email or call Taylor at [email protected] or 202-975-0305.

 

Join the Tableau User Group!

Are you a current/experienced Tableau user or interested in learning Tableau? Do you want to visualize and communicate your IIS data more effectively? All are welcome to attend the Tableau User Group that kicked off in January.

The goals of the user group are to:

  • Create a space for jurisdictions to engage in peer-to-peer sharing
  • Synergize Tableau efforts across jurisdictions
  • Consolidate and disseminate Tableau resources

To receive invitations for upcoming Tableau User Group meetings, email Courtnay Londo.

 

AIRA 2019 Annual Report

Check out the AIRA 2019 Annual Report to learn about our community's accomplishments.

Most importantly we want to thank our members for their amazing work. AIRA relies on thoughtful, smart, engaged, and innovative members and volunteers to collaboratively achieve its mission and vision. For over 20 years, AIRA has worked cooperatively with its members to grow and serve the IIS community. Thank you for your efforts to coordinate and amplify the voice of immunization information systems and public health!