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MIROW: Modeling of Immunization Registry Operations Workgroup

NCIRD in partnership with the American Immunization Registry Association (AIRA) is working on an initiative directed at the analysis and improvement of Immunization Information System (IIS) operations. The Modeling of Immunization Registry Operations Workgroup (MIROW) was formed to conduct this work. The goal of this effort is to develop best practice recommendations for IIS operations and processes. It uses a collaborative approach, leveraging Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) from the IIS community to identify and analyze current practices and in a focused, structured process reaches consensus on best practices.   For more information on MIROW, see the below resources:


Williams W, Lowery NE, Lyalin D, Lambrecht N, Riddick S, Sutliff C, Papadouka V. Development and utilization of best practice operational guidelines for immunization information systems. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2011 Sep-Oct; 17(5):449-56.

Immunization Information Systems: Keeping Pace with Evolving Public Health Initiatives [771.83 KB, 4 pages]

Operational Best Practice Guidelines & Related Resources

The following table contains links to the complete MIROW guideline chapters, presentations, and “Mini Guides” that condense and present MIROW chapter content in pamphlet format.

Year Chapter Released Chapter # Title Mini Guides & Presentations
2013 7 Data Quality Assurance in IIS: Selected Aspects[1.1 MB, 113 pages] In Development
2012 6 IIS Inventory Management Operations[1.4 MB, 133 pages] In Development
2011 5 IIS Collaboration with Vaccines For Children Program and Grantee Immunization Programs[736 KB, 102 pages] IIS-VFC Mini Guide[261 KB, 2 pages]
IIS-VFC Presentation
2009 4 Reminder/Recall in IIS[1.6 MB, 104 pages] Reminder/Recall Mini Guide[1.9 MB, 2 pages]
Reminder/Recall Presentation
2008 3 Data Quality Assurance in IIS: Incoming Data[1.3 MB, 100 pages] DQ Assurance Mini Guide[261 KB, 2 pages]
DQ Assurance Presentation (Washington)
DQ Assurance Presentation (Kansas)
2006 2 Vaccination Level Deduplication in IIS[488 KB, 102 pages] Vaccination Level Deduplication Mini Guide[1.9 MB, 12 pages]
Vaccination Level Deduplication Presentation
2005 1 Management of Moved or Gone Elsewhere (MOGE) Status and Other Patient Designations in IIS[1.3 MB, 53 pages] MOGE/Patient Status Mini Guide[261 KB, 2 pages]
MOGE/Patient Status Presentation
2005 Pilot project IIS-VAERS Collaboration For Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting VAERS Presentation

 

Who to Contact?

For additional information on MIROW, contact David Lyalin at dil8@cdc.gov.

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