Integration of hospital EHR with Immunization Registry
Verdugo Hills Hospital needed to submit information about immunizations administered in the hospital to California Immunization Registry. Submission of immunization data to immunization registries was one of public health reporting objectives included into CMS Meaningful Use program. This integration was completed by Health Samurai engineers as a part of cloud inpatient EHR development and implementation which we completed in Verdugo Hills Hospital for Choice Hospital Systems.
In order to integrate hospital EHR with immunization registry we used HL7 v 2.5.1 interoperability standard. The data exchange between hospital EHR and CAIR is reflected on the picture below.
Immunization Registry Integration Scheme
The integration project took 1 month from the project initiation to having all immunizations administered in the hospital reported to CAIR production environment. Hospital successfully reached CMS Meaningful Use objectives and collected millions of dollars in Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments.