This section reviews the functional evaluation conducted for each of the requirements. EHR vendors should consider the tests as methods to evaluate their own products’ ability to meet the requirements. Clinical providers may use this information to help evaluate differences among clinical software products and to identify topics they should discuss with their EHR vendors.
Software vendors who wish to test their software against the test plans should contact IIPhelp@himss.org.
A cross-walk of individual immunization-related capabilities is included with the capabilities and guidance, in which they are tested within each of the two test plans, if applicable.
In order for a vendor to receive HIMSS IIP recognition they must demonstrate all of the core Immunization related capabilities, as well as 90% of optional advanced capabilities. The Overview of IIP Testing Requirements document articulates when capabilities and test steps are required or optional. Vendors have the flexibility of selecting which set of optional capabilities/test steps they implement as long as they implement 90% of the optional advanced capabilities. Please note that as the HIMSS IIP continues to mature, additional capabilities may be added on an intermittent basis, with the goal to continue to improve the robustness of the Immunization program. New capabilities/test requirements may be added as completely optional and/or moved into the selection of required/optional advanced capabilities as the value of the capabilities are vetted in the field.