The Arizona State Immunization Information System (ASIIS) is capable of receiving immunization data in HL7 2.5.1 format.
How do I connect Practice Fusion with my registry in order to meet Medicaid's Meaningful Use requirements?
1. Register with ASIIS
You must first register your intent to submit immunization files with ASIIS by visiting the Arizona Department of Health webpage. Select the link for the Initial Interest form. Under Section C (Data Exchange) of the form, select HL7 2.5.1 and HTTPS POST as the Preferred Transport Mechanism.
Fax the form to 602-364-3285 or scan and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: if you are a Medicare clinician participating in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), additional guidance for new registrations has not yet been provided. If you have already completed ASIIS registration previously, your active engagement will continue. If you are a new registrant, please contact ASIIS directly for information.
2. Upon receipt of the confirmation email, complete the Immunization registration in Practice Fusion.
Ensure that the following information has been accurately entered into the EHR in the applicable areas: Provider name, Primary facility address, and NPI. Note: For instructions on editing your EHR Settings, click here.
Navigate to Settings --> Vaccines and immunizations--> Immunization registry.
Under Step 2: Connect, select Connect an EHR facility to your state registry.
Select the facility name with which you are registering.
Select "Arizona - Arizona State Immunization Information System (ASIIS)" from the Receiving Registry drop-down list.
Enter your credentials from your ASIIS confirmation email. Please use the same values for production as for testing. Select the “i” icon for additional information about each credential.
Click Register to begin the testing and validation process.
3. Testing and validation process
Practice Fusion will start sending test immunization files to ASIIS on your behalf along with the following information from your EHR account: provider name, primary facility address, NPI, and information you entered on the Immunization settings page.
If information was entered incorrectly on the settings page or if there was any error with the file, you should be notified by ASIIS with an explanation of the issue.
If you need to update the information entered in the Immunization settings page, delete the existing electronic transmission registration, correct the information, and resubmit the registration to re-start the testing and validation process with the updated information.
4. Activate your immunization integration in the Immunization registry settings page
After the initial test case has been sent and approved, your practice will be required to submit live patient messages to the registry to complete the testing process.
Once you have been notified by ASIIS that you can proceed to submit production (real patient) data, visit the Immunization settings page and activate your integration.
5. Submit immunization records directly to ASIIS
Once activated, you will be able to electronically submit immunization files to your registry for each patient.
Go to the Immunizations section of the chart and click Transmit all. Alternatively, click the Actions button and select Transmit to state registry..
This will now become your new workflow when submitting patient immunization records to your immunization registry.
Initially, you will be sending patient data to the testing environment, but ASIIS will notify you once your patient files are being accepted by registry. There will be no change to your workflow once you've gone live. Simply continue to transmit patient immunization records to the state registry whenever you update a patient's immunization record.
For further inquiries about submitting immunization information to the Arizona State Immunization Registry, contact the registry.