Electronic Health Records (EHR)

Interface Electronic Health Record (EHR) to the I-CARE Registry

5 STEPS TO REGISTER TO INTERFACE ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD (EHR) TO THE I-CARE REGISTRY

Step #1: First, learn and understand IDPH’s interface process.

Download the HL7 Procedures Guide

Step #2: Next, contact your EHR vendor and ask them if your EHR system is HL7 compatible. Tell them you are interested in interfacing your EHR to the Illinois state immunization registry, I-CARE. IDPH accepts both uni-directional (FTPS) and bi-directional (web services) data transfers. Also provide your vendor with the I-CARE HL7 Procedures Guide.

Download IDPH HL7 I-CARE Data Specifications

Step #3: Sign and return the I-CARE User Agreement to IDPH. Fax it to 217-524-0967, Attention: I-CARE.

Download I-CARE User Agreement

Step #4: Once you’ve submitted the User Agreement you will need to request for a Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) or web services username and password. Once you receive your login you may begin sending data.

Step #5: Contact the appropriate IDPH staff member to receive assistance.

  • Questions regarding the I-CARE User Agreement you may contact I-CARE Registration at 217-785-1455 or email dph.icare@illinois.gov
  • If you have questions regarding the HL7 data exchange process contact Robin Holding, I-CARE Project Manager at robin.holding@illinois.gov
  • If you have technical questions regarding HL7 contact Igor Slobodyanyuk, HL7 Development Support at igor.slobodyanyuk@illinois.gov