Wisconsin Immunization Program
Immunization data - meaningful use
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This page outlines the data exchange process necessary for fulfilling
the meaningful use objective for submission of immunization data with
the Wisconsin Immunization Registry (WIR).
Meaningful use objective: Capability to submit electronic data to
immunization registries or immunization information systems and actual
submission according to applicable law and practice.
Measure to receive incentive: Performed at least one test of
certified the Electronic Health Records (EHR) technology's capacity to submit electronic data to
immunization registries and follow up submission if the test is
WIR data exchange process
- Healthcare providers or EHR vendors should
WIR systems manager, Thomas
Maerz 608-261-6755, to initiate the data exchange process.
- WIR staff will discuss WIR specifications, required fields,
transport options, and testing protocol via conference call or live
- Test files will need to be created by vendor/healthcare entity and
provided to WIR staff. Layout and data will be checked to determine
if appropriate with feedback provided as necessary.
- Once layout and data are deemed to be appropriate, access to the
WIR test server will be granted to appropriate provider/vendor
personnel along with the web address and the key for data transport.
- Typically 2 weeks to 1 month is required for testing.
- Once the healthcare provider/vendor is ready to go live, a
production web address and key are provided. For the first 60 days,
all data goes through a pre-processor to ensure data integrity and
any issues seen are relayed back to the healthcare provider.
- After 60 days, the need for preprocessing is removed and the
interface is deemed live.
Guides and Specifications
The Final Rule for Health Information Technology (July, 2010)
identified HL7 2.5.1 and HL7 2.3.1 as data exchange standards for
submission to immunization registries and HL7 Standard Code Set CVX –
Vaccines Administered as the vocabulary standard for submission to
immunization registries. While both HL7 2.5.1 and HL7 2.3.1 are
supported by WIR, HL7 2.5.1 is recommended. Relevant links to the
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March 22, 2013