NYSIIS (NY State Immunization Information System)
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NYSIIS Frequently Asked Questions
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Letter to Notify Parents About NYSIIS
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Frequently Asked Questions by Parents
NYSIIS Summer 2010 Newsletter
NYSIIS was developed as required under Article 21, Title 6, Section 2168 of the Public Health Law. This law, which took effect January 1, 2008, mandates health care providers to report all immunizations administered to persons less than 19 years of age to the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH). The law also requires that immunization histories of all persons less than 19 years of age who receive vaccines after January 1, 2008 also be recorded in NYSIIS, if those histories have not already been reported.
The Public Health Law provided a two year implementation period between 2008 and 2010 to enable providers to be phased in through continuous regional roll out. It is important to note that those who are not currently participating are out of compliance with the legislative mandate. Failure to comply with public health law may result in monetary penalties. It is imperative that any provider organization that has not yet attended training or begun reporting to NYSIIS take the necessary steps to do so by reviewing the contents of this letter. Classroom trainings will continue to be available regionally. Classroom training sessions as well as live webinar trainings are being scheduled through 2012. In addition, recorded webinar trainings and self-guided online tutorials are continuously available for use at your convenience.
There is a lot of information on the Health Commerce System (HCS) NYSIIS page, especially under “Training Information” and “Information for Providers.” Please visit frequently!
NYSIIS Training Schedule for January – June, 2012
Get an HCS account for your organization and users
Assistance with HCS process: Commerce Account Management Unit (CAMU) Help
Desk 1-866-529-1890 or email@example.com. Link for providers to begin HCS account process: https://hcsteamwork1.health.state.ny.us/pub/top.html
Confirm Internet access available for designated users
Monitor NYSDOH communications regarding NYSIIS implementation
Review instructions on getting started with NYSIIS data exchange. Investigate HL7 2.4 Transfer Specification and/or Flat File Transfer Specification for data upload processes.
Register for formal training (when available) or complete independently
Begin actively reporting within 30 days of training.
General questions can be directed to NYSIIS staff at (518) 473-2839 or
The NYSIIS team is pleased to announce that development of the NYSIIS Online Self-Guided Training Tutorials is now complete! The NYSIIS tutorials were designed as a complement to both the classroom and webinar training methods. These tutorials offer training participants more training flexibility and an opportunity to review specific functions and concepts as needed. There are 10 self-paced tutorials that demonstrate the core functions for utilizing NYSIIS.
The Self-Guided Training Tutorials link can be accessed from the NYSIIS Training page on the Health Commerce System: https://commerce.health.state.ny.us/hpn/bcdc/immunization/training_info.html
Below is a list of the topics available for viewing:
- Tutorial 1: Accessing NYSIIS & Verifying Organizational Information
- Tutorial 2: Adding New Users
- Tutorial 3: Searching for a Patient
- Tutorial 4: Entering a New Patient
- Tutorial 5: Viewing the Immunization History and Recommendation Screen
- Tutorial 6: Adding Immunizations
- Tutorial 7: Generating Patient Specific Reports
- Tutorial 8: Setting Up the NYSIIS Inventory Module
- Tutorial 9: Entering Schools, Providers, and Clinicians
- Tutorial 10: Generating Reminder/Recall Letters
- Tutorial 11: Ad Hoc Report
- Tutorial 12: Assessment Report
- Tutorial 13: Benchmark Report
The recorded version of NYSDOH Bureau of Immunization’s Immunization Pot Luck – Ask the Experts webinar held on Thursday, November 17, 2011 is now available for viewing. This link will take you to the NYSDOH Immunization Update Webinar Series web page where you will find the program and how to access it. On this web page are past webinars that may also be of interest to your members.
This webinar is different from others we’ve done. A while ago we sent an email out to those who have participated in past webinars and asked them for questions. Those questions (which cover a number of different immunization topics) and their answers are presented in this webinar.