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Save the Date for the AIRA 2020 National Meeting! 

The call for abstracts, registration, and award nominations for the AIRA 2020 National Meeting are now open!

Join us at the AIRA 2020 National Meeting! The AIRA 2020 National Meeting will be held in Portland, Oregon on August 11-13, 2020. Together, we will continue to work toward our common goal of promoting the use of immunization information to ensure healthy communities through the development and implementation of immunization information systems (IIS).

Check out the National Meeting website to:
• Submit an abstract
• Register for the event
• Reserve your hotel room
• Submit an award nomination
• Learn about sponsoring the meeting


 A Guide for When Things Go Wrong

AIRA and the Modeling of Immunization Registry Operations Workgroup (MIROW) Steering Committee are excited to announce that a new MIROW guide, Business Continuity Planning for Immunization Information System Programs, is now available. The guide and mini-guide are available in the AIRA repository.

Highlights of the Guide

• Overview of the key concepts related to business continuity
• A step-by-step process for developing a business continuity plan
• A discussion of implementation considerations
• A list of principles to guide the development and use of a business continuity plan
• Tools and examples to support the creation and use of a business continuity plan

Our hope is that this guide, mini-guide, and webinar will be useful in the development and implementation of business continuity plans.


Patient Status in Immunization Information Systems

AIRA is pleased to announce that Patient Status in Immunization Information Systems is now available.

The purpose of the guide is to bridge the gap between currently published guidance on patient status and its actual implementation by IIS.

This guide offers practical guidelines for providers, public health entities, and IIS to use in implementing and managing patient status. Challenges and recommendations related to IIS functionality, ease of use, implementation, and policy are described for both provider and geographic jurisdiction level issues.

A secondary purpose of the guide is to address the issue of denominator inflation experienced by many IIS.


AIRA 20th Anniversary Video

It has been a pleasure spending the last two decades working with all of our great partners in the IIS community. Looking forward to another 20 years with all of you!



Slides from 2019 AIRA National Meeting Now Available

AIRA 2019 National Meeting presentation slides are now available in the AIRA repository. Find presentations easily by filtering on “National Meeting Presentations” and “2019.”

You can also view the presentations by visiting the National Meeting page of the AIRA website, selecting the full meeting agenda, and clicking on listed presentations of interest.

Please note: While the presentation slides provide an outline of presentations given at the AIRA 2019 National Meeting, they cannot substitute for being part of the live oral commentary and discussion that occurred.


Streamlined Agreement and Extended Funding Make No-Cost Address Cleansing & Geocoding Service Irresistible

There has never been a better time to sign up for SmartyStreets, the shared address cleansing and geocoding service that is available to AIRA members at no charge!

AIRA just updated its Partner Agreement to accommodate jurisdictions that have strict policies about indemnification and liability terms. The Partner Agreement is the first step in getting access to the service. If you’ve reviewed the agreement before and had to reject it, or if you have yet to read it, it’s time to check it out!

In addition, AIRA and the CDC have extended their funding of the service through 2024. That means the service will be available to IIS programs at no charge until at least that time; we hope to continue funding the service after that, based on the value and economies of scale it offers the whole IIS community. Invest your resources in setting it up now — and your payoff will continue for years to come!

Along with geocoding, SmartyStreets offers address standardization and validation through manual batch processing, automated batch processing, an HL7 real-time solution, and/or a user interface API. The service became available to all AIRA member IIS programs as of June 1, 2017.

Are you interested in learning more from IIS who are using the service?Attend one of our User Group meetings! You don’t have to be enrolled to participate in the calls. The Address Cleansing User Group meets every other month on the second Wednesday.

Please contact Maureen Neary with all your questions about the SmartyStreets service and to join the User Group.