How do I submit immunization data to the Louisiana Immunization Network for Kids Statewide (LINKS)?

The Louisiana Immunization Network for Kids Statewide (LINKS) is able to accept HL7 2.5.1 files.


How do I connect Practice Fusion with my registry in order to meet Medicaid's Meaningful Use requirements?


1. In order to begin the Meaningful Use testing and submission process, you must first register your intent to initiate ongoing submission with LINKS.

  • Complete their waiting list form to receive credentials and begin testing.

  • To enroll to LINKS, click here.

  • You will need to download and read all forms, and submit the following forms by fax to 504-568-2659

    • Requirements for participation checklist

    • Site Enrollment Agreement

    • User Agreement

  • LINKS will contact you by email (see below) with your credentials to begin testing. Practice Fusion will complete steps 1-4 listed within the email. Please ensure that you are completing all optional fields when documenting an administered vaccine. For detailed instructions on documenting vaccines, please see: How do I record a vaccination to transmit successfully to my immunization registry?

If you need any further assistance with registering or receiving your credentials, please reach out to LINKS directly. The contact information for user services in your region is located on the LINKS website.


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 LINKS registration previously, your active engagement will continue. If you are a new registrant, please contact LINKS directly for information.  


2. Upon receipt of the credentials, complete the registration for electronic submission of immunization 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 Louisiana Immunization Network for Kids Statewide from the Receiving Registry drop-down list.

  • Enter your credentials. Select the “i” icon for additional information about each credential. If you do not know your credentials, please contact LINKS directly.

  • Click Register to begin the testing and validation process.


3. Testing and validation process.

  • Practice Fusion will start sending test immunization files to LINKS 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 Practice Fusion or LINKS 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 Settings page.

  • Practice Fusion will notify you via email when you can proceed to submit production (real patient data). You might also be notified by LINKS directly.

  • Only once you have been notified that you can submit production data, navigate to the Immunization settings page and activate your integration.




5. Submit immunization records directly to LINKS.

  • 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 select Transmit all. Alternatively, click the Actions button and select Transmit to state registry.

  • Be sure to transmit the immunization file to the state registry for each patient whose immunization record you update.



Please reach out to LINKS directly for any additional information.

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