Data Exchange Between Immunization Registry and Disease Surveillance System


New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) implemented a Communicable Disease Electronic Surveillance System (CDESS), a single and secure application used by 57 local health departments (LHDs), hospital infection control programs and NYSDOH staff to collect, integrate, analyze, and report data for infectious disease surveillance. New York State Immunization Information System (NYSIIS) is a mandated application for providers to report all vaccinations of persons < 19 years old residing in New York State (excluding New York City). Currently, LHD staff must manually search NYSIIS for vaccine preventable disease case investigations and re-enter the immunization histories into CDESS. NYSIIS has built a HL7 query functionality which can be used to automate the data exchange between NYSIIS and CDESS.


To establish the infrastructure to provide a linkage between the immunization registry and disease surveillance system using standard for data exchange.

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December, 2015

August 31, 2017

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