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IIS Orientation to Provider Onboarding: Resources Checklist

The IIS Orientation to Provider Onboarding: Resources Checklist serves as a starting point for staff who are new to an IIS onboarding role and/or are new to interoperability as it relates to immunization messaging

Assessing the Immunization Information System and Electronic Health Record Interface Accuracy for COVID-19 Vaccinations

Immunizations in the United States are given in many different settings including pharmacies, doctors’ offices, and health departments. After a vaccine is administered, the information is uploaded to an Immunization Information System (IIS), usually run by t...

Fundamentals of IIS: HL7 Basics

Fundamentals of IIS: HL7 Basics

Issued on January 24, 2023 by PHII

Part of the Fundamentals of IIS series, the goal of this course is to explain the key concepts of HL7 specific to IIS. Learners will explore what HL7 is, why it is used for immunization messaging, how it works, what the impacts of HL7 messaging are on IIS, and...

A Pandemic Success Story: Distribution and Administration of COVID-19 Vaccines

A Pandemic Success Story: Distribution and Administration of COVID-19 Vaccines

Issued on October 13, 2022 by Journal of Public Health Management & Practice

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused immense hardship and suffering across our nation. It continues to test the capacity and resilience of the US public health system and has put great personal and physical strain on the public health workforce. The development of...

Interoperability Course Series

Issued on November 30, 2021 by AIRA

For more information on the Interoperability Training Course, contact Nathan Bunker

Fundamentals of IIS: Interoperability

Fundamentals of IIS: Interoperability

Issued on August 18, 2021 by PHII

Part of the Fundamentals of IIS series, the goal of this course is to introduce learners to key concepts related to interoperability and the responsibilities of the IIS. This course includes information about electronic health records, health information excha...

Preparing for COVID-19 Vaccination: A Call to Action for Clinicians on Immunization Information Systems

Annals of Internal Medicine article regarding a call to action for clinicians on IIS in preparation for COVID-19 vaccination

IIS Migration Toolkit

IIS Migration Toolkit

Issued on September 22, 2020 by PHII

The IIS Migration Toolkit guides IIS staff through transitioning to a new technology platform, or any other large-scale IIS project. Included tools touch on topics like staffing, communications, training, testing and more. This toolkit was developed by the Pub...

IIS Operations Tools

IIS Operations Tools

Issued on September 22, 2020 by PHII

The IIS Operations Tools page empowers IIS staff to navigate the various processes involved in managing and maintaining the day-to-day operations of a well functioning IIS. This set of tools was developed by the Public Health Informatics Institute with input f...

Introduction to Clinical Decision Support

Introduction to Clinical Decision Support

Issued on September 3, 2019 by AIRA

A seven-minute video on how to view CDS results in the Aggregate Analysis Reporting Tool (AART) and how view more detailed results through the integrated CDS feature within AART

Query Assessment and How to Improve

Query Assessment and How to Improve

Issued on September 3, 2019 by AIRA

A five-minute video with step-by-step instructions on how to improve your Query results in the Aggregate Analysis Reporting Tool (AART) by using the NIST Immunization Test Suite

Special for University of Nebraska Medical Center regarding adolescents coming down with preventable diseases that they should be protected against

'Measles is the most contagious disease in world'

Issued on January 29, 2019 by KOIN 6 News Staff

News article from KOIN 6 News regarding the contagiousness of measles

Research Reads: Improving Immunization Rates Through Technology

NCQA blog article regarding improving immunization rates using 2 new 2019 HEDIS measures and the role of immunization registries as part of Electronic Clinical Data Systems

Tools and Apps That Support Public Health Practice

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

Advanced HL7 for IIS

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...

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

IIS Publications Searchable Database

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...

Eurosurveillance: Special Issue on IIS

Eurosurveillance: Special Issue on IIS

Issued on April 27, 2017 by European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

Journal | This Eurosurveillance issue features articles including an editorial on the importance of immunization registries, an update about the measles outbreak in Belgium, and research about the effectiveness of the varicella vaccine among others. Eurosurvei...

General Best Practice Guidelines for Immunization

Report | The General Best Practice Guidelines for Immunization is available. These guidelines for immunization go beyond vaccination recommendations to give providers guidelines on vaccination practice