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Public Health Interface Services

VITL, together with The Vermont Department of Health (VDH) has developed a connection to transmit immunization data to the Vermont Immunization Registry. Physician practices and hospitals enter immunization data directly into their Electronic Medical Record systems. The immunization data is then sent electronically from a patient’s electronic health record to the Vermont Health Information Exchange (VHIE) and then to the Vermont Immunization Registry. This service has been available since February 14, 2013.

The benefits offered from this connection are:

  • Reduced data entry,
  • Improved reporting accuracy,
  • Delivery of data in near real time to the registry,
  • Fulfillment of data reporting requirements,
  • Improved quality of patient care.

Connection Requirements

  • Your organization has providers that are certified for medication administration and administer vaccines
  • Your organizations electronic health record (EHR) system must be capable of connecting with VITL and transmitting the necessary immunization messages messages. Click our Technical Notes to see if your EHR qualifies for connectivity to VITL
  • Minimum HL7 version - Immunization (VXU) interface v. 2.5.1
  • A VITL Services and Participation Agreement

Meaningful Use

Please click for information about Public Health Meaningful Use requirements in the State of Vermont. Please take special note of the deadline for your intent to submit data for stage 2.

How to Get Connected

If you are interested in connecting your organization to the Vermont Department of Health Immunization Registry, please fill out a contact form and select "Connect my organization to the Vermont Health Information Exchange (VHIE)" as the reason for your inquiry.

 
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