Ohio Department of Health

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The Bureau of Vital Statistics must perform an upgrade to the IPHIS-EDRS system on Tuesday March 19th, 2024. After the upgrade is complete, clients using unsupported versions of Microsoft Windows (including Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows XP) will no longer be able to connect to the system. Continued use of unsupported versions of Windows poses significant security risks as Microsoft no longer provides security updates for those versions. Without regular security updates, the risk of malware infections, intrusions, and data privacy risks are significantly increased. Individuals and entities running unsupported versions of Windows are strongly encouraged to upgrade as soon as possible to protect their business and customer information.

To align with State of Ohio technology standards, the Bureau of Vital Statistics requires that users of the IPHIS and EDRS systems meet certain minimum software and operating system standards for best performance of these systems in the Citrix Cloud environment, or you may lose access to IPHIS-EDRS unexpectedly and ODH/VS will not be able to support you. If you are not using at least Citrix Workspace version 2302 or above we request that you install a more recent version.

Following these standards will allow you to access IPHIS-EDRS most effectively.

To ensure that you can connect to IPHIS-EDRS:

-At present, we recommend using Workspace version 2302, available here: click here to download the recommended version of Citrix Workspace

-Use a supported operating system (Windows 10 version 21H2 or higher, macOS 11 [Big Sur] or higher, etc.)

-Use an updated web browser such as Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, or Mozilla Firefox (do not use Internet Explorer which is no longer supported by Microsoft and receives no security updates).

Password Policy Change:

The next time your password expires it shall be a minimum of 15 characters in length and will expire every 90 days.

For help logging in, use the Forgot Password? functionality below. If your login issues persist, contact the VS Helpdesk at 614-466-2531, option 2 then 3. Helpdesk staff are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, excluding state holidays.

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If you have questions about this or any other Vital Statistics issue, please reach out to us via email at VS.Helpdesk@odh.ohio.gov or by phone at 614-466-2531, option 2 then 3.

This system contains State of Ohio information and is restricted to authorized users ONLY. Unauthorized access, use, misuse, or modification of this computer system or of the data contained herein or in transit to and from this system is strictly prohibited, may be in violation of state and federal law, and may be subject to administrative action, civil and criminal penalties. Use of the system is governed by U.S. law and Ohio law and policies.