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New vital records system reduces time - increases data quality
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ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health, Office of Vital Records has implemented a new system to cut the length of time it takes Georgians to get official copies of birth and death certificates.
The vital events information system is an electronic registration system of vital records that now allows constituents to receive copies of their vital events within a few days, compared to weeks with the old paper-based system.
"The new system allows us to provide quality and timely customer service to Georgians who need to obtain official copies of their vital records," said Dr. Stuart Brown, director of the Division of Public Health. "The vital events information system not only decreases constituent wait time but it also allows for increased accuracy and completeness."
VEIS began as a pilot project last April. It was rolled out statewide in August with an initial focus on birth registration. The pilot stage for death registration began in November and will be rolled out statewide in February.
The system not only focuses on reducing the time vital records are available to customers, but it provides more reliable data as well. Vital records data is often used by key partners such as the Division of Family and Children Services and parents to help make public health decisions for at-risk children.
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