New Mexico immunization registry up, running

New Mexico's statewide immunization system has been deployed by Affiliated Computer Services Inc. of Dallas.

ACS won a $1.2 million contract in November to help the state install, customize and deploy the immunization registry. The company partnered on the project with Scientific Technologies Corp. of Tucson, Ariz.

The contracting team will now work with the state to enhance system and reporting capabilities, and make other improvements and upgrades.

State law requires children to be immunized against certain diseases before they can attend a child-care facility or enter school. The registry stores immunization data on diseases that can be prevented by vaccine.

Although this is the company's first implementation of a statewide immunization system, it has furnished registry systems to several military bases for the Defense Department.

William Welsh is the deputy editor of Government Computer News' sister publication, Washington Technology.

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William Welsh is a freelance writer covering IT and defense technology.


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