Public Health Meaningful Use:
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The Wisconsin Division of Public Health (DPH) has an immunization registry, the Wisconsin Immunization Registry (WIR),
which is technically capable of receiving electronic immunization data from providers and hospitals in HL7 version
2.3.1, 2.4 and 2.5.1 message formats. Providers presently have two options to submit immunization data to public
health. Providers can send their immunization data directly to WIR. Alternatively, providers participating in the
Wisconsin Statewide Health Information Network (WISHIN) have the option to electronically test and send immunization
data to WIR via WISHIN using a secure VPN HL7 interface.
Regardless of which transmission path is used, any provider that wants to satisfy the Meaningful Use objective
for immunization data submission has to conform to the HL7 2.5.1 standards and submit data from
technology that is certified to the current federal
standards for immunization data submission to public health.
If you would like to submit immunization data using certified EHR technology, please visit the
PHREDS registration page. To register, you will need the
- Organization name
- Primary technical contact information (phone number and email address)
- Primary Meaningful Use contact information, if applicable (phone number and email address)
- Primary address
- Meaningful Use stage and year, if applicable
- EHR vendor name
- EHR product name and version of product
- HL7 format (specify):
Submission option (WISHIN or direct to WIR)
- 2.3.1 (Stage 1 Meaningful Use only through 2013)
- 2.4 (Stage 1 Meaningful Use only through 2013)
- 2.5.1 (Stage 1 and Stage 2 Meaningful Use)
For providers onboarding to meet Meaningful Use, the immunization program and other program areas will not
begin the onboarding process until you register.
onboarding checklist for immunization data (PDF, 103 KB)
to learn how to submit data electronically.
If you have questions concerning the registration process, please email
If you have questions concerning the technical onboarding process for immunizations, please email the
Wisconsin Immunization Registry (WIR) at
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Last Revised: February 12, 2014