Update on new vital records reporting system posted
Implementation of Indiana’s new electronic vital records reporting system continues, with birth and death registries scheduled to migrate to the new system by the end of this year, and fetal death and induced termination of pregnancy (ITOP) registries migrating in early 2021. The Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) recently posted system requirements for the new database as well as new training sessions for physicians and other reporters.

The new reporting system, Database Registration for Indiana’s Vital Events (DRIVE), has minimal technology requirements because it is web-based. The system is compatible with most major web browsers, such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Opera and Edge.

Requirements include:
  • Updating web browsers, to run DRIVE correctly.
  • Disabling pop-up blockers.
  • For end users who will scan records into the system, a document scanner.
Instructions on how to sign up for DRIVE training can be found on the DRIVE website, along with a list of FAQs and recorded demonstrations of training sessions for each user role.

Questions about DRIVE may be emailed to DRIVE@isdh.in.gov.