This sixteen-page book is a wonderful resource and and extremely useful tool to use when approaching your governor's office, local elected officials, health plans and healthcare providers for support in registry development. View the online version or order the printed version here.
Created by the Managed Care Organization/Immunization Registry Data Exchange Committee of Every Child By Two, this four-page brochure is a great educational tool to use when introducing the benefits of registries to health plans. View the online version here. A printed version can also be ordered by clicking here.”
Created by the Managed Care Organization/Immunization Registry Data Exchange Committee of Every Child By Two, this eighteen-page Guide is designed to provide immunization registry managers with a better understanding of health plans and instructions on how to market registries to them. Although the Guide is targeted to immunization registry managers, it also contains valuable information about registries that can assist health plans in understanding registries, the legal issues allowing data exchange (e.g., HIPAA), and data quality standards and methods (e.g., HL7 standards). In addition, the Guide contains examples of successful collaborations between health plans and registries. The interactive, online version of Partnering with Health Plans: A Practical Guide and the PDF version of the document can be viewed by clicking here.
Created by Every Child By Two with cooperation from the California Department of Health Services - Immunization Branch, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Immunization Registry Support Branch, this 15-minute video on CD-ROM highlights the benefits of using Immunization Information Systems (Immunization Registries). Actual private practice physicians and their staff show how they use registries to streamline office procedures, cut down on paperwork, and reduce the time needed to assess individual patient histories. The result is a better functioning office that provides better care to patients while lowering overall operational costs. To order a copy of this CD-ROM click here.
Survey of State Immunization Registry Legislation
This document contains a table summarizing the results from a survey of state immunization registry-related legislation conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Immunization Program (CDC/NIP). It is regularly updated by CDC
American Immunization Registry Association
The American Immunization Registry Association (AIRA) is a membership organization to promote the development and implementation of immunization registries as an important tool in preventing and controlling vaccine preventable diseases. The Association provides a forum through which registry programs, interested organizations and individuals and communities combine efforts and share knowledge that promotes registry activities as a resource for immunization information systems (IIS) and immunization programs.
CDC Immunization Information Systems Webpage
The CDC Immunization Information Systems Webpage is an excellent resource for general information on immunization registries as well as more detailed information on topics such as Privacy, Confidentiality, Security, Legislation, Technical Development and Guidance, Funding, and Registry Participation. The site also contains contact lists of staff in the registry division of the CDC and managers/staff at registries across the country.