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Public Health Immunization Data Exchange

Description: Immunization information systems (IIS) are confidential, population-based, computerized databases that record all immunization doses administered by participating providers to persons residing within a given geopolitical area. ONC launched the Public Health Immunization Cross-jurisdictional Pilot Project to address the need to share immunization records from IIS to IIS across jurisdictional boundaries. By creating a transport hub, participating pilot sites are able to exchange immunization data across jurisdictional boundaries through the centralized hub via a SOAP Web Service utilizing adopted and approved standards for IIS interoperability. The Hub enables providers the ability to request a patient’s record from another immunization registry and retrieve that data across jurisdictional boundaries. The consumer also has the option to export data in a format that they may use as proof of immunization, eliminating the need for a visit to a provider’s office. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/ National Center for Immunization provides funding for this project an Inter-Agency Agreement with the Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT. Currently the District of Columbia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi ,Oregon, Washington, West Virginia and are currently participating. 
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Project Tags
  • EHR
  • EHR Integration
  • HL7
  • HL7 V2
  • Immunization
  • interoperability
  • Public Health
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