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ISDH Home > Vital Records > Indiana Vital Records Re-engineering Project Indiana Vital Records Re-engineering Project

Real-time access to quality vital events information has become increasingly important for public health decision–making and preparedness, as well as for county, state and federal research and reporting activities. The ability to access vital records information can also be used as an effective and efficient countermeasure to combat fraud and identity theft. The electronic filing of birth and death certificates is part of Indiana Vital Records Re-engineering along with the fetal death registry and a fee and issuance module.

Re-engineering Facts

  • Development began May of 2005
  • Objectives
    • Enable all those involved in the vital events registration processes to file records electronically, with both state and local registrars, via an integrated system
    • Improve accuracy of data obtained from stakeholders at point–of–data–entry
    • Provide real–time access to quality vital statistics
    • Enable Indiana Citizens to obtain vital events certificates within 7 days of the event
    • Reduce fraud and identity theft, through birth–death cross match

Project Phase

  • Phase One – Indiana Birth Registration System (Completed January 2007)
  • Phase Two – Indiana Electronic Death Registration System "Back End" to local health departments and state (Competed January 2008)
  • Phase Three – Indiana Electronic Death Registration System (statewide rollout beginning in second quarter 2009)
  • Phase Four – Fee and Issuance Module second quarter 2009