ADPH’s immunization registry, Immunization Provider Resource with Integrated Technology (ImmPRINT), is a statewide population-based information system for all individuals born in Alabama since January 1, 1993. Vaccine histories are also available for patients of all ages if they have received vaccinations at a county health department, are insured by Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS), are covered by Medicaid, or see a private provider enrolled in ImmPRINT. Currently, ImmPRINT has immunization records of over three million individuals with over 32 million vaccinations. Private providers with access to ImmPRINT may enter vaccinations directly into the registry.
One focus of the Meaningful Use Program is facilitating the direct communication between provider’s Electronic Health Records and immunization registries, i.e., ImmPRINT in Alabama. This meaningful use of data exchange will help providers vaccinate individuals appropriately by accessing a more comprehensive immunization record for patients.
Software vendors and hospitals interested in exchanging immunization data may register at the ADPH Security Portal / Meaningful Use Web application after obtaining federal certification for their immunization module.