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Partnership will boost patient immunizations, physician efficiency
e-Reports, July 25, 2011
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The Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE) announced it will connect with the Indiana State Department’s (ISDH) Children and Hoosiers Immunization Registry Program (CHIRP). The partnership provides IHIE’s 1,700 physicians additional data that will help them boost recommended tests, screenings and immunizations.

CHIRP is a secure, Internet-based immunization registry that maintains data on more than 4.5 million patients and 33 million vaccinations. Approximately 4,100 users representing physician practices, community health centers, hospitals and public health departments already access and enter data into the system.

“We are fortunate to have a robust health care technology infrastructure throughout the state, and this is just one example of how Indiana is leading the way to transform health care,” said Chris Mickens, chief technology and compliance officer for the ISDH.

The connection will provide better efficiencies for physicians and the ISDH. Additionally, the initiative supports federal meaningful use provisions by electronically submitting data to immunization registries.

Learn more and register on the CHIRP website.

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