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California Integrated Vital Records Registration System (Cal-IVRS)

Program Description

Cal-IVRS (California Integrated Vital Records Registration System) is a platform designed, developed, and implemented for the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) through a contract with UC San Diego. CDPH is the California agency responsible for reporting this data to NCHS, as well as monitoring and improving the health of California citizens. The collection of vital records data, together with the public health data they contain, is a key process in monitoring the health of the population.

Cal-IVRS platform is used for data collection and certificate issuance for 500,000 births, 250,000 deaths, and 5,000 fetal deaths annually in California. The system has ~5,000 active users across 61 vital statistics registration districts, 58 coroner offices, ~450 hospitals and over 1,000 funeral homes in California. Additionally, ~80,000 healthcare professionals in California electronically review and attest certificates using the system’s two remote attestation modes (Fax, Voice).
This platform includes CA- EDRS (California Electronic Death Registration System), CA- EBRS (California Birth Death Registration System), VRBIS (Vital Records Business Intelligence System) and Admin (Single Sign On) applications.

Principal Investigators (PI):  Michael Hogarth, MD

 Co-Investigator (Co-PI): Amy Sitapati, MD


 UCSD StaffEdward O’Neill, Edwin Bean, Bill Claypool, Kevin Kunkel, Patrick Mao, Ravinder Atwal, Rob Anderson, Alexander Matthew Reyes, Angelina Cordaro, Kaci Marques, Vira Danak Bhatt, Micheal Fontenot, Phil Rios, Ganz Chockalingam

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Start Date: June 2019

Duration: 5 years