Monitoring the Safety of the 2009 H1N1 Influenza Vaccine in Near-Real Time: Learnings from PRISM
On October 22, the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform hosted a roundtable webinar, “Monitoring the Safety of the 2009 H1N1 Influenza Vaccine in Near Real-Time: Learnings from PRISM.”
The roundtable featured presentations from key experts on lessons learned from the implementation of the Post-Licensure Rapid Immunization Safety Monitoring (PRISM) project, a coordinated federal strategy to monitor the safety of the 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine using observational data from large health plans. Presenters provided an overview of PRISM and project conclusions, and described technical findings related to data infrastructure and methodological approaches. Discussion also focused on plans to integrate PRISM with the Mini-Sentinel active surveillance system.
I think it's unusual for the chief of staff to go on a trip, particularly on a trip this long. The chief of staff is usually more of a chief operating officer in the White House itself, and normally when your principal—whether it's the president himself or the head of Cabinet agency—goes abroad, you have his deputy and those folks staying behind to help manage operations in his absence.