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April 2018 Monthly Update

Issued on May 4, 2018 by AIRA

AIRA’s monthly recap to inform the IIS community about the latest happenings and activities within AIRA

Final IIS Validation 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

Final IIS Validation measures and tests related to submission and acknowledgement developed by the Measurement for Assessment and Certification Workgroup (MACAW) as part of the IIS measurement and improvement process

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.

IIS Support Models

Issued on April 16, 2018 by AIRA

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March 2018 Monthly Update

Issued on April 6, 2018 by AIRA

AIRA’s monthly recap to inform the IIS community about the latest happenings and activities within AIRA

SnapShots: March 2018

Issued on March 27, 2018 by AIRA

AIRA's newsletter about the progress, best practices, and accomplishments of IIS across the country

Patient Inactivation

Issued on March 23, 2018 by AIRA

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Reporting Requirements, Enforcement, and Penalties

Issued on March 23, 2018 by AIRA

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Tools and Apps That Support Public Health Practice

Issued on March 23, 2018 by Mid Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center

External Link | A collection of specialized tools and apps that support public health practice maintained by the Mid Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center

Organization Verification for IIS Access

Issued on March 19, 2018 by AIRA

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February 2018 Monthly Update

Issued on March 5, 2018 by AIRA

AIRA’s monthly recap to inform the IIS community about the latest happenings and activities within AIRA

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

CDC has released its 2018-2020 CDC Immunization Information Systems Strategic Plan. The new plan supports the advancement of IISs by focusing on four strategic priorities: enhancing IIS performance, sustaining the IIS community, influencing and monitoring the ...

January 2018 Monthly Update

Issued on February 6, 2018 by AIRA

AIRA’s monthly recap to inform the IIS community about the latest happenings and activities within AIRA

Changes to the Aggregate Analysis Reporting Tool (AART) participation and sharing settings

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.

December 2017 Monthly Update

Issued on January 4, 2018 by AIRA

AIRA’s monthly recap to inform the IIS community about the latest happenings and activities within AIRA

Schools, Child Care Facilities and IIS

Issued on December 28, 2017 by AIRA

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SnapShots: December 2017

Issued on December 18, 2017 by AIRA

AIRA's newsletter about the progress, best practices, and accomplishments of IIS across the country

IIS Measurement and Improvement Summary

Issued on December 8, 2017 by AIRA

Summary of the IIS measurement and improvement process developed by the Measurement for Assessment and Certification Workgroup (MACAW)

Frequently asked questions about the IIS measurement and improvement process developed by the Measurement for Assessment and Certification Workgroup (MACAW)

Final IIS Validation 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

November 2017 Monthly Update

Issued on December 5, 2017 by AIRA

AIRA’s monthly recap to inform the IIS community about the latest happenings and activities within AIRA

IIS User Account Management

Issued on December 1, 2017 by AIRA

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Overview of the three stages of the IIS measurement and improvement process developed by the Measurement for Assessment and Certification Workgroup (MACAW)

October 2017 Monthly Update

Issued on November 2, 2017 by AIRA

AIRA’s monthly recap to inform the IIS community about the latest happenings and activities within AIRA

Mandy Harris, Manager for the Nevada WebIZ and incoming AIRA President Elect, along with Elaine Lowery, Public Health Consultant with AIRA and PHII shared about the recently released MIROW Guidance Document on Consolidating Demographic and Vaccination Event Re...

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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Schools & IIS Access

Issued on October 11, 2017 by AIRA

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To expedite access to immunization records on individuals displaced by recent hurricanes, AIRA compiled information on out-of-jurisdiction record access from Florida, Puerto Rico, Texas and the Virgin Islands

September 2017 Monthly Update

Issued on October 4, 2017 by AIRA

AIRA’s monthly recap to inform the IIS community about the latest happenings and activities within AIRA

Accepting Insurance Data

Issued on October 2, 2017 by AIRA

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AIRA Data Quality Practices Guide

Issued on September 28, 2017 by AIRA

Webinar | AIRA's Assessment Steering Committee introduced the IIS Data Quality Practices – Monitoring and Evaluating Data Submissions guide. Webinar speakers included Erin Roche, lead consultant/writer for the guide and former manager of the Minnesota IIS, a...

Webinar | Therese Hoyle, Teresa Dussault and Erin Roche from the Public Health Informatics Institute (PHII), along with Jenne McKibben from the Oregon ALERT IIS, presented on the Software Development Lifecycle.

AIRA 2017 Education Survey Summary Report

Issued on September 7, 2017 by AIRA

In early 2017, the AIRA Education Steering Committee assessed the educational needs of the IIS community. This report includes an analysis of the results, which will be used to guide the development of new resources and educational opportunities

Webinar | The Measurement for Assessment and Certification Advisory Workgroup (MACAW) held a community wide town hall meeting about the Proposed Voluntary Certification process

August 2017 Monthly Update

Issued on August 30, 2017 by AIRA

AIRA’s monthly recap to inform the IIS community about the latest happenings and activities within AIRA

This document highlights the progress and successes of IIS found through an independent, third party method of IIS evaluation, where AIRA partnered with the National Institute of Standards in Technology (NIST) and the Measurement for Assessment and Certificati...

IIS School and Childcare Functionality

Issued on August 29, 2017 by AIRA

Webinar | AIRA's Education Steering Committee hosted this webinar to highlight unique IIS school and childcare functionality in the community. An overview of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) was provided, and speakers from Oregon, Washingt...

SnapShots: August 2017

Issued on August 28, 2017 by AIRA

AIRA's newsletter about the progress, best practices, and accomplishments of IIS across the country

Consumer Access

Issued on August 23, 2017 by AIRA

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Webinar | AIRA's Assessment Steering Committee hosted this webinar to introduce the new resource, Practical Examples of IIS Population-based Coverage Assessments. This resource is an addendum to the Analytic Guide for Assessing Vaccination Coverage Using an II...

July 2017 Monthly Update

Issued on August 2, 2017 by AIRA

AIRA’s monthly recap to inform the IIS community about the latest happenings and activities within AIRA

Webinar | This AIRA Discovery Session included a presentation from Tina Scott with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Immunization Program on partnering with Medicaid and CMS to leverage 90/10 HITECH funding in your jurisdiction.

Article | This study evaluates the impact of using IIS data to identify unmet vaccination needs in adults seeking the influenza vaccine. The study found a 41.4% increase in the number of vaccines administered, and significant improvements in routinely recomme...

IIS and Health Plans

Issued on July 20, 2017 by AIRA

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Guidance on Unit of Sale/Unit of Use Lot Numbers

Issued on July 19, 2017 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,...

How Using Bi-Directional State Registry Data Changes Immunization Rates

Issued on July 19, 2017 by Scientific Technologies Corporation

Article | This study found a 40% increase in additional vaccinations given at the time of flu shots when pharmacists had access to IIS data

Patient Active/Inactive Status

Issued on July 19, 2017 by AIRA

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IIS Publications Searchable Database

Issued on July 13, 2017 by CDC

This database contains IIS guidance documents, references for IIS-related articles published in peer-reviewed journals, and Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports (MMWRs) from 1999 to the present. Links are provided for documents produced by the CDC. This data...

This document explores the various issues that impact IIS security and provides guidance on industry standards and best practices for addressing common security concerns. This guidance is intended to assist IIS administrators in engaging their IT staff and ven...

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?"

June 2017 Monthly Update

Issued on July 6, 2017 by AIRA

AIRA’s monthly recap to inform the IIS community about the latest happenings and activities within AIRA

Webinar | This Discovery Session provided an overview of the new Security Guidance that summarizes common IIS security issues (e.g., risk analysis and risk management) to help IIS administrators engage in security discussions with IT staff and vendors

AFIX-IIS Integration Project

Issued on June 22, 2017 by AIRA

Webinar | The Education Steering Committee hosted a webinar to present “AFIX-IIS Integration Project – The Good, the Bad and Lessons Learned,” which was selected as one of the standout sessions from the AIRA 2017 National Meeting. CDC described IIS enhan...

SnapShots: June 2017

Issued on June 22, 2017 by AIRA

AIRA's newsletter about the progress, best practices, and accomplishments of IIS across the country

Utilization of Electronic Signatures for VFC Renewals and/or Enrollment

Issued on June 21, 2017 by AIRA

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Acronyms within the IIS Community

Issued on June 8, 2017 by AIRA

A list of common acronyms within the IIS community

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...

Mother/Contact Information Displayed in IIS User Interface

Issued on June 6, 2017 by AIRA

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Webinar | An introduction of SmartyStreets to the IIS community More context about the Address Cleansing project and how to enroll in it can be found on the Address Cleansing Service webpage.

May 2017 Monthly Update

Issued on May 31, 2017 by AIRA

AIRA’s monthly recap to inform the IIS community about the latest happenings and activities within AIRA

Webinar | This Discovery Session featured an epidemiologist from Colorado who shared how they use an open source forecasting tool called the Immunization Calculation Engine (ICE) within the Colorado IIS

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...

Monthly Forum | The Interjurisdictional Community of Practice (CoP) is a monthly forum for sharing various perspectives and working together as a community to address common IIS-IIS data exchange barriers and solutions.

April 2017 Monthly Update

Issued on April 30, 2017 by AIRA

AIRA’s monthly recap to inform the IIS community about the latest happenings and activities within AIRA

Immunisation Information Systems in the EU and EEA

Issued on April 28, 2017 by European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

Technical Report | Immunisation information systems in the EU and EEA: Results of a survey on implementation and system characteristics

National Meeting Presentation | Closing Plenary

AIRA 2017 Wednesday Afternoon Plenary

Issued on April 28, 2017 by AIRA

National Meeting Presentation | Wednesday Afternoon Plenary

AIRA 2017 Tuesday Afternoon Plenary

Issued on April 28, 2017 by AIRA

National Meeting Presentation | Tuesday Afternoon Plenary

National Meeting Presentation | New Member/First-Time Attendee Orientation

AIRA 2017 Welcome and Opening Plenary

Issued on April 27, 2017 by AIRA

National Meeting Presentation | Welcome and Opening Plenary

National Meeting Presentation | Roundtables: Meaningful Use, MIPS & MACRA

Implementing Health Factors (HALO) in Immunization Forecasting

Issued on April 27, 2017 by HLN Consulting, LLC, Veterans Health Administration

National Meeting Presentation | Implementing Health Factors (HALO) in Immunization Forecasting

National Meeting Presentation | Lessons Learned from Implementing the CDSi Logic

Clinical Decision Support for Immunizations (CDSi) Comparison: Pilot Study

Issued on April 27, 2017 by University of Michigan

National Meeting Presentation | Clinical Decision Support for Immunizations (CDSi) Comparison: Pilot Study