Electronic Health Records (EHR)
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.
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.
Step #3: Sign and return the I-CARE User Agreement to IDPH. Fax it to 217-524-0967, Attention: I-CARE.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you have questions regarding the HL7 data exchange process contact Robin Holding, I-CARE Project Manager at email@example.com
- If you have technical questions regarding HL7 contact Igor Slobodyanyuk, HL7 Development Support at firstname.lastname@example.org