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National Meeting Presentation | Updates on Branch Strategies for Success in an Interconnected Era

National Meeting Presentation | Documentation Diaries: Minnesota’s Approach to IIS Documentation

National Meeting Presentation | Nebraska’s Parkinson’s Disease Registry and NESIIS

The Interjurisdictional Hub Project

Issued on September 17, 2018 by Office of the Chief Technology Officer

National Meeting Presentation | The Interjurisdictional Hub Project

Electronic Health Record Query-Response: Building on Our Success

Issued on September 14, 2018 by NYC, Epic, AIRA

National Meeting Presentation | Electronic Health Record Query-Response: Building on Our Success

The MQE Tool: Everything You Need to Know

Issued on September 12, 2018 by AIRA

National Meeting Presentation | The MQE Tool: Everything You Need to Know

National Meeting Presentation | Advances in EHR/IIS Interoperability by Select Immunization Programs

EHR Immunization Recognition – Off to the Races

Issued on September 11, 2018 by Chickasaw Health Consulting, HIMSS, Cerner, CDC

National Meeting Presentation | EHR Immunization Recognition – Off to the Races

National Meeting Presentation | Health Level 7 Implementation Guide: Current and Future States

New Tools and Services to Manage, Access, and Integrate Vaccine Data Standards

Issued on September 11, 2018 by CDC, Deloitte Consulting, LLP

National Meeting Presentation | New Tools and Services to Manage, Access, and Integrate Vaccine Data Standards

Registry View: How EHRs can contribute to IIS Success

Issued on September 11, 2018 by athenahealth

National Meeting Presentation | Registry View: How EHRs can contribute to IIS Success

National Meeting Presentation | Two Sides of a Coin: Interoperability from the IIS and Provider Viewpoints

National Meeting Presentation | Strategies to Improve Provider Access to US Refugee Vaccination Records

Webinar | AIRA held a community wide town hall meeting to discuss on the draft comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Payment Plan (QPP) and Promoting Interoperability proposed rule

National Meeting Presentation | Cutting the Queue: Colorado’s Continual Onboarding Process Improvements

National Meeting Presentation | Data Exchange Dashboard Makes Onboarding Easier and Data Quality Better

National Meeting Presentation | Improved Business Workflow for Onboarding Providers

Offline Patient and Vaccination Capture

Issued on August 31, 2018 by Guam

National Meeting Presentation | Offline Patient and Vaccination Capture

Partnering for Data Quality

Issued on August 31, 2018 by OR

National Meeting Presentation | Partnering for Data Quality

Final AIRA Letter and Comments on the CMS Promoting Interoperability proposed rules

Guidance on Unit of Sale/Unit of Use Lot Numbers

Issued on June 14, 2018 by AIRA, CDC

This guidance clarifies the process and sets expectations for management of varied vaccine lot numbers, and shares the results of a survey of vaccine manufacturers regarding their practices in assigning Unit of Sale and Unit of Use lot numbers using a pattern,...

Patients without an Address

Issued on June 12, 2018 by AIRA

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This document contains best practice recommendations from AIRA’s SISC and the CDC on how to structure and populate VXU and RSP messages using specific LOINC codes to include observations such as patient immunity, refusals, indications/contraindications and a...

Eric Larson and Nathan Bunker from AIRA discussed new technologies, including FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources), and what they mean for the IIS Community.

Draft business case for the IIS Joint Development and Implementation (JDI) Message Quality Evaluation (MQE) tool

Draft overview and functional requirements for the IIS Joint Development and Implementation (JDI) Message Quality Evaluation (MQE) tool

An Introduction to AART

Issued on February 16, 2018 by AIRA

Video | An introduction to the Aggregate Analysis Reporting Tool (AART), which IIS Managers/Leads employ to indicate their participation in IIS assessment and share results of their IIS assessment measures

AIRA Letter and Comments on ONC’s DRAFT Trusted Exchange Framework

Mary Beth Kurilo, Policy and Planning Director at AIRA, led a discussion on ONC's draft Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA), and draft AIRA comments.

Advanced HL7 for IIS

Issued on January 26, 2018 by PHII

This course builds on HL7 Basics to dive deeper into how HL7 works. Learners will explore conformance, constraints, and message profiles. We'll also cover how the Implementation Guide constrains the HL7 standard, how local specifications are set up, and how co...

Jane Lammers, HL7 Interface Manager with the Nevada IIS shared HL7 Basics focused on how to read an HL7 message. Nathan Bunker from AIRA also previewed more HL7 concepts for an upcoming session.

National Set of Error Codes

Issued on October 23, 2017 by AIRA

Materials that outline the creation, management and use of national level error codes as well as catalog additional application error codes

CDC WSDL Usage and Management

Issued on October 13, 2017 by AIRA

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AIRA and CDC staff answer the question: What is the right way to structure a bi-directional response message (RSP^K11) when the query matches to a patient who has requested that their data be protected?"

This guidance document seeks to clarify how to populate the Acknowledgment Code (MSA-1), the Query Response Status (QAK-2) and the Error Severity (ERR-4) to ensure that all values are in agreement and are appropriate for the outcomes of the processing of the i...

Fundamentals of IIS

Issued on May 10, 2017 by PHII

eLearning | Three popular courses in one collection! This course collection builds a fundamental understanding of three essential topics for IIS staff: Data Quality, Interoperability, and HL7 Basics. Each topic includes an eLearning module (30 minutes estimate...

Document | This position statement is focused on the IIS community moving toward sunsetting HL7 2.3.1 interfaces. This is meant to serve as a tool for IIS working with EHRs to communicate the consensus recommendation on dates by which HL7 2.3.1 interfaces will...

National Meeting Presentation | Shared Services: The Benefits of Working Together

National Meeting Presentation | HL7 Timeliness and Completeness in the Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR)

National Meeting Presentation | Coming Attraction: Vaccine Code Sets Management Service Center

National Meeting Presentation | Considerations for an IIS Implementing National Drug Codes

National Meeting Presentation | Out in the Wild - Practical Use of Bidirectional

What Error? Where’s My ACK?

Issued on April 24, 2017 by MI

National Meeting Presentation | What Error? Where’s My ACK?

National Meeting Presentation | Benefits of Standard Upload Data Quality Report for Multiple Stakeholders

National Meeting Presentation | HPV Roundtable Report: Issues with EHR and IIS in HPV Vaccination

From EHR Immunization Requirements to a Validation and Recognition Program

Issued on April 20, 2017 by CNI Advantage, HIMSS, ICSA Labs

National Meeting Presentation | From EHR Immunization Requirements to a Validation and Recognition Program

National Meeting Presentation | All We Need to Know We Learned in Kindergarten

SOAP Transition Strategies

Issued on March 14, 2017 by AIRA

Video | SOAP Transition Strategies: Building the Bridge to Success (9:49)

SOAP WSDL 101

Issued on March 14, 2017 by AIRA

Video | SOAP WSDL 101: Understanding the Key to Interoperability (3:59 min)

Serial Numbers in Unit of Sale 2D Barcodes

Issued on February 27, 2017 by AIRA, CDC

Document | This resource from the AIRA Standards and Interoperability Steering Committee is to notify the IIS community about vaccine serial numbers being newly embedded into 2D barcode data. The goal of this notice is to raise other critical data elements wit...

Webinar | This webinar introduced the contents of the Data Validation Guide for the IIS Onboarding Process which provides recommendations on data validation within the onboarding process

Final IIS assessment measures and tests related to query and response. Developed by the Measurement for Assessment and Certification Workgroup (MACAW) as part of the IIS measurement and improvement process.

This report includes aggregate results of message submission (VXU) and acknowledgement (ACK) assessment for IIS participating in the IIS measurement and improvement process. Assessment is completed using measures and tests developed by the Measurement for Asse...

This report includes aggregate results of query and response assessment for IIS participating in the IIS measurement and improvement process. Assessment is completed using measures and tests developed by the Measurement for Assessment and Certification Advisor...

NIST Immunization Test Suite Demonstration

Issued on December 27, 2016 by AIRA

Video | A three-minute video on how to use the NIST immunization test suite software to test SOAP connectivity and HL7 immunization messages.

HL7 Frequently Asked Questions

Issued on December 12, 2016 by AIRA

HL7 Frequently Asked Questions - Updated July 2017 This FAQ includes new topics (in red and purple) such as guidance on patient protection, partial administrations, and how to message immunities and free text comments

These reports include aggregate results of transport assessment for IIS participating in the IIS measurement and improvement process. Assessment is completed using measures and tests developed by the Measurement for Assessment and Certification Advisory Workgr...

Final IIS assessment measures and tests related to message submission (VXU) and acknowledgement (ACK). Developed by the Measurement for Assessment and Certification Workgroup (MACAW) as part of the IIS measurement and improvement process.

This Health IT dashboard shows the percent of hospitals in active engagement with a public health agency to submit electronic public health data in 2015

Webinar | The Measurement for Assessment and Certification Advisory Workgroup (MACAW) hosted a town hall meeting to discuss the proposed IIS assessment measures for submission/acknowledgement and query/response as part of the IIS measurement and improvement pr...

Preparing your IIS for Meaningful Use Stage 3 and the use of 2015 certified EHR products is a long and complex process, but the judicious use of available tools and resources will help ease the transition. This document aims to outline some of the steps requir...

A readiness checklist for IIS to use to ensure they meet Meaningful Use Stage 3 technical and operational requirements

Transport 101

Issued on September 13, 2016 by AIRA

Video | A nearly four-minute video brief on the history of transport options, culminating in the selection of SOAP web services as the recommended transport for HL7 immunization messaging.

Article | A comparison of the quality of data reported through a real-time HL7 Web Service with data submitted through other methods

Webinar | The Measurement for Assessment and Certification Advisory Workgroup (MACAW) held a town hall meeting to discuss the proposed IIS assessment measures for message transport as part of the IIS measurement and improvement process.

Final IIS assessment measures and tests related to transport. Developed by the Measurement for Assessment and Certification Workgroup (MACAW) as part of the IIS measurement and improvement process

Integrating Existing Tools to Monitor HL7 Message Quality

Issued on April 7, 2016 by University of Michigan, Rob Savage LLC

National Meeting Presentation | Integrating Existing Tools to Monitor HL7 Message Quality

National Meeting Presentation | Using Quality Assurance Tools to Improve HL7 Reporting to NYC's Citywide Immunization Registry

National Meeting Presentation | Using NIST Tools to Advance Interoperability for Immunization Messaging Implementations

National Meeting Presentation | Improving Immunization Data Exchange Interface in Wisconsin

National Meeting Presentation | Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in an Evaluation of HL7 Message Data Quality

Development of an Approach to Evaluate HL7 Message Success Across Multi-Level Pathways

Issued on April 6, 2016 by University of Michigan, Rob Savage LLC

National Meeting Presentation | Development of an Approach to Evaluate HL7 Message Success Across Multi-Level Pathways

National Meeting Presentation | The Quest for the Best: Establishing a Data Quality Protocol and Tools for Incoming Data

National Meeting Presentation | No Pain, No Gain: Using Quality Improvement Processes to Improve Program Efficiency

National Meeting Presentation | Evaluating IIS Address Data Quality following HL7 Implementation by a Retail Pharmacy Chain

National Meeting Presentation | Comparing IIS and Vaccine Tracking System (VTrckS) Data to Improve IIS Data Quality

National Meeting Presentation | IIS Interoperability With Unconventional Systems

Assessment and Interoperability Testing Update

Issued on April 5, 2016 by AIRA, CDC

National Meeting Presentation | Plenary: Assessment and Interoperability Testing Update

Article | An evaluation of the impact of EHR interoperability on the quality of immunization data in the North Dakota IIS

2016 Standards Advisory Community Webinar

Issued on November 2, 2015 by AIRA

Webinar | AIRA collected comments on a draft of the 2016 Interoperability Standards Advisory document. To ensure community consensus, AIRA hosted a community-wide meeting to discuss the draft comments and AIRA’s response in November 2015

Clarification on implementation methods in an effort to point all IIS towards common, standardized ACK messaging

Webinar | This webinar included an overview of the Interoperability Testing project, along with a review of the detailed analysis report that will be available to each site as a result of participation. A follow-up Q&A webinar was held for participants to ask ...

AIRA Discovery Session: HL7 Basics

Issued on July 27, 2015 by AIRA

Webinar | This session featured a presentation by Nathan Bunker who presented on HL7 basics

This addendum consolidates the Implementation Guide information that clarifies the conformance requirements. This supplement does not specify additional requirements; it just clarifies existing ones. Value set requirements, general clarifications, and Immuniza...

National Meeting Presentation | Impact of PPHF Funding on HL7 Message Quality in VT

Raising the Bar on HL7 Data Quality

Issued on April 22, 2015 by DE

National Meeting Presentation | Raising the Bar on HL7 Data Quality

National Meeting Presentation | Health Level 7 Web Service Search Success Rates in New York City’s Citywide Immunization Registry

National Meeting Presentation | California’s Immunization Gateway Portal: Fulfilling Business Needs by Simplifying Interoperability

Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap: What It Means for IIS

Issued on April 22, 2015 by ONC, HLN Consulting, LLC

National Meeting Presentation | Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap: What It Means for IIS

Challenges with (and a Few Solutions to) the Increased Dependency on HL7

Issued on April 21, 2015 by Envision Technology Partners

National Meeting Presentation | Challenges with (and a Few Solutions to) the Increased Dependency on HL7

Options for IIS and EHR Feature Overlap

Issued on April 21, 2015 by HLN Consulting, LLC

National Meeting Presentation | Options for IIS and EHR Feature Overlap

National Meeting Presentation | Using IGAMT–Lite to Create A Local HL7 V2.5.1 Message Profile

National Meeting Presentation | IIS Regions and the State: Partnering to Implement HL7 Onboarding in Michigan

Consolidated comments AIRA supplied on Connecting Health and Care for the Nation: A Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap Draft Version 1.0

ONC Interoperability Roadmap

Issued on March 3, 2015 by AIRA

Webinar | ONC has been working to develop a shared roadmap to interoperability that charts a path to achieve progress in 3, 6 and 10 years. This presentation described ONC’s broad vision and framework to develop a clear pathway towards interoperability