Immunization Information Systems (IIS) Innovation Project

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Through the Medicare-funded IIS Innovation Project (2011–2014), Acumentra Health assisted 77 Oregon practices in using or preparing to use electronic health record (EHR) systems to submit adult immunization information to ALERT IIS, Oregon’s statewide lifespan immunization registry. Oregon was one of two states in this national demonstration, which aimed to increase electronic reporting to state immunization registries and to increase adult immunization rates.

Best practices and lessons learned in the Oregon and Wisconsin projects will inform future nationwide programs to assist providers with EHR and IIS interoperability.

Goals of the project were to help medical practices

  • provide more complete, coordinated patient care
  • identify a data exchange method appropriate for their practice
  • set up a process to ensure sustainable reporting of data to ALERT IIS
  • use functionality of ALERT IIS and the EHR for improving immunization delivery and preventive care services
  • qualify for Meaningful Use of their EHR, Stage 1 and beyond, by meeting the “improve population and public health” objective on submitting electronic data to immunization registries

Support for coordinated care initiatives

As use of EHRs becomes the norm for practices and healthcare facilities, the EHR’s ability to exchange data with the IIS will be a critical element of coordinated patient care. This project supports many other efforts, both locally and nationally, with a focus on health information technology, preventive medicine, and coordinated care, such as the CMS EHR Incentive Programs, Oregon’s health information exchange efforts, and the Patient-Centered Primary Care Home Program.

Participating practices

Aaron T. Sasaki, MD

Alsea Rural Health Care

Angel Medical

Ashland Family Health Care

Bradley J. Burket, DMD, MD

Broadway Medical Clinic

Cascade Physicians

Cascade Women’s Health

Cedarwood Family Practice

Chetco Medical Center

Coastal Health Practitioners

Columbia Pacific Medical Services

Columbia River Community Health Services

Eagle Point Medical Center

Edna Kung, MD

Evergreen Family Medicine

Family Medical Group Northeast

Family Medical Group of Silverton & Molalla

Family Practice Clinic

Family Walk-In Medical Center

Geneva Health Center

Gerald A. Jaworski, MD

Grassroots Gynecology

Harrison Family Medicine

HealthMax Primary Care

Hicken Medical Clinic

Hillsboro Clinic

Internal Medicine Specialists

J. Scott Gibson, MD, PC

James J. Biemer, MD

John D. Nelson, MD

Lower Columbia Clinic

Maple Street Clinic

Marilyn J. Booth, MD

McMinnville Internal Medicine

Medford Medical Clinic

Meducation

My MD Personal Medicine

Olive Branch Family Health

Olson Memorial Clinic

Oregon City Family Practice

Pacific Family Medicine

Patricia J. Winn, MD

Pendleton Internal Medicine Specialists

Prevention Plus Clinic

Quillin Family Medicine

Redmond Medical Clinic

Sellwood Medical Clinic

Shady Cove Clinic

Sheridan Medical Center

Strawberry Wilderness Community Clinic

Summit Family Medicine

Synergy Women’s Health Care

Thurston Medical Clinic

Timber Valley Medical Clinic

Valley Women’s Health

Veneta Medical Clinic

Villa Medical Clinic

Wall Street Family Practice

Weeks Family Medicine

West Bend Family Medicine

West Hills Healthcare Clinic

Wimahl Family Clinic

Women’s Health Care