MIROW: Modeling of Immunization Registry Operations Workgroup

What’s New?

AIRA 2017 National Meeting
April 11-13, 2017
Chicago, IL

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:

Recent Events

MIROW recently participated in the 2016 AIRA National Meeting in Seattle, Washington. The MIROW Interactive Workshop encouraged participation in gathering feedback for the development of the current topic Consolidated Demographic Record and Vaccination Event Records. The Turn Around Document (TAD) summarizing the session is available here:

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.

See below for the MIROW Evaluation final report and slides.

complete MIROW guideline chapters, presentations, and “Mini Guides”
Year Chapter Released Chapter # Title Mini Guides & Presentations
2016 9 Decrementing Inventory via Electronic Data Exchange pdf icon[3.11 MB, 139 pages]external icon DI-v-EDE Mini Guide pdf icon[8 pages]external icon
MIROW DI-v-EDE Presentation pdf icon[1.57 MB, 54 pages]
2015 8 Management of Patient Active/Inactive Status in Immunization Information Systems pdf icon[1.2 MB, 85 pages]external icon Management of PAIS Mini Guide pdf icon[1 MB, 8 pages]external icon
MIROW 411 Presentation pdf icon[2.43 MB, 70 pages]
2013 7 Data Quality Assurance in IIS: Selected Aspects pdf icon[1.1 MB, 113 pages]external icon
2015 Micro Guide – Lot Number Patterns by Manufacturer and Vaccine Table pdf icon[2 pages]external icon
2014 Micro Guide – Lot Number Validation Best Practices pdf icon[14 pages]external icon
DQA Mini Guide pdf icon[6 pages]external icon
DQA Presentationpdf icon[29 pages]external icon
2012 6 IIS Inventory Management Operations pdf icon[1.4 MB, 133 pages]external icon Inventory Management Mini Guide pdf icon[6 pages]external icon
Inventory Management Presentationpdf icon[21 pages]external icon
2011 5 IIS Collaboration with Vaccines For Children Program and Grantee Immunization Programs pdf icon[102 pages]external icon IIS-VFC Mini Guide pdf icon[2 pages]external icon
IIS-VFC Presentationexternal icon
2009 4 Reminder/Recall in IIS pdf icon[1.6 MB, 104 pages]external icon Reminder/Recall Mini Guide pdf icon[1.9 MB, 2 pages]external icon
Reminder/Recall Presentationexternal icon
2008 3 Data Quality Assurance in IIS: Incoming Data pdf icon[1.29 MB, 100 pages]external icon DQ Assurance Mini Guide pdf icon[2 pages]external icon
DQ Assurance Presentationexternal icon (Washington)
DQ Assurance Presentationexternal icon (Kansas)
2006 2 Vaccination Level Deduplication in IIS pdf icon[102 pages]external icon Vaccination Level Deduplication Mini Guide pdf icon[1.9 MB, 12 pages]external icon
Vaccination Level Deduplication Presentationexternal icon
2005 1 Moved or Gone Elsewhere (MOGE) Status and other Patient Designations in Immunization Information Systems – Replaced by the 2015 guide Management of Patient Active/Inactive Status in Immunization Information Systems above, number 8. Patient Status Presentationexternal icon
2005 Pilot project IIS-VAERS Collaboration For Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting pdf icon[28 pages]external icon VAERS Presentationexternal icon

MIROW Evaluation

The MIROW Evaluation Final Reportpdf iconexternal icon is available. Learn how MIROW best practices are being implemented across the country.

In addition, the Evaluation Slidespdf iconexternal icon are also available.

Previous Events

MIROW participated in two sessions at the 2015 AIRA National Meeting. The first, MIROW 411 outlined the path to MIROW guideline development and implementation. The second, MIROW 101, was a workshop that encouraged participation in gathering feedback for the development of the current topic Decrementing Inventory via Electronic Health Records. Two presentations and a Turn Around Document (TAD) summarizing the MIROW 101 session are available here:

Who to Contact?

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

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