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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

The provincial government is launching a new electronic health records systems that will track vaccinations in New Brunswick.

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

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

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

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...

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...

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.

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...

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

Toolkit | This planning toolkit provides guidance on preparing to work with Medicaid on securing federal matching funds. Those funds can be used to support IIS readiness for Meaningful Use and Health Information Exchange. The toolkit includes tip sheets and wo...

Cross-jurisdictional Data Sharing and Immunization Information Systems

Issued on January 19, 2017 by The Network for Public Health Law

This blog discusses how a comprehensive legal framework for cross-jurisdictional data sharing could provide greater impact related to immunizations as well as other areas affecting public health

Centralized Repository: Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Programs

Issued on January 15, 2017 by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has developed a centralized repository for public health agencies and clinical data registries

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

Article | Explores the positive impact of data exchange between New York City's IIS and a large hospital network's EHR on immunization coverage

IIS Workforce Sample Role Descriptions

Issued on March 15, 2016 by PHII

Role descriptions meant to offer sample language and a comprehensive list of potential desired responsibilities with corresponding knowledge, skills and abilities

Template Memorandum of Understanding for IIS Interjurisdictional Exchange

Issued on March 7, 2016 by Partnership for Public Health Law (a collaborative of ASTHO)

Sample MOU for IIS data exchange

Article | Lessons learned from three pharmacy case studies about the potential benefit of IIS to both the pharmacy and public health

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