Local tech firm partners with Dominica’s Ministry of Health to create National Vaccination Registry

Dominican tech firm, Open Solutions for Health (OS4H), has developed and implemented a digitised National Electronic Immunization Registry in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Wellness and New Health Investment to improve data management and increase citizens’ access to immunization records.

The Electronic Immunization Registry (EIR) is an online tool, which facilitates the monitoring of individual immunization schedules and the storage of immunization histories and is expected to enhance the performance, coverage and efficiency of the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI).

The EIR was commissioned for Dominica by the EPI Unit of the Ministry of Health, Wellness and New Health Investment and funded by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

The EIR rollout, which concluded on April 29, 2022, entailed the training of 100 nurses, Community Health Aides and data entry clerks to use the platform at vaccination clinics in health centers in Dominica. OS4H trained the nurses at their premises utilizing advanced technological techniques. To strengthen the nurses’ knowledge of the system, continual training will be provided via an interactive e-learning platform, with instructional videos and quizzes, supported by training manuals.

The project aimed to create an immunization information system, which encompasses all areas of vaccination management, to improve immunization rates, productivity and efficiency. It will promote evidence-based decision-making and more reliable data collation and management.

An impressive element of the project was that, with the support of management, the development team was led by Jody Cognet, a young female developer. This showcased the ability of the young female talent residing locally, an aspect championed by OS4H in its recruitment and training. OS4H is an equal opportunity employer and supports all aspects of diversity and inclusion, based on aptitude and attitude to responsibility.

Based in Roseau, Dominica, the OS4H management team of Peter Ricketts and Mahalis Alcendor, boasts 15+ years of combined experience in health IT services. OS4H provides enterprise level Open Solutions for public and private health entities, including primary healthcare facilities, general practitioners and private specialists. The tech company specializes in a range of products for health such as localized electronic medical records (EMR) applications for private practices, digitization of records, registries, data management, visualization & analysis applications and enterprise content management for public and private sector health entities.

For further information contact (767) 317-5240, or email:[email protected] or visit www.opensolutions.health.

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  1. Sick of this
    June 16, 2022

    Why don’t your firm put this energy of enthusiasm into building a National Sex Offenders Registry??? Is this vaccination registry important? who really cares about who is vaccinated or not? Are our young girls and boys not important? What about their future? Are we going to allow pedophiles and rapists to continue to roam our streets until they die without being convicted and punished? WTH is going on in this country. Please put that money towards a much NEEDED cause. I am sick of this! Please stand for our Women, young girls and boys for once. Appease the minds of parents and the public in general.

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  2. RastarMarn
    June 16, 2022

    What about Health/Medical Privacy???

    While allyou at it why not create one for people with AIDs too nuh and all those people that coming to test for HIV,,,

    Allyou Must be Mad!!!

    Garçan spot recording people’s private medical records and leave people alone!!!

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  3. John
    June 15, 2022

    More so to track the unvaxxed and to push Agenda 2030. Most High help us.

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  4. Degree
    June 15, 2022

    What nonsense is this. These very vaccines are the cause of many of the sickness we have to face today people long ago took no vaccines yet live longer also had little need to visit a doctor. You all need to look at the issues that’s killing the country today instead of putting energy into things that won’t make dominica the best place to live, work and retire

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  5. Annon
    June 15, 2022

    Sounds good to me. Both the business venture, and the digitized registry for that data. The challenge would be for gov’t to capitalize on that momentum further and digitize all health data to include the district health centers, so that we won’t have to carry a book with our health history. What if we forget our book on the bus, for anyone to read? 😀

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