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IIP Testing and Recognition Program

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Chickasaw Health Consulting (CHC), HIMSS and Drummond Group have come together to develop the IIP Testing and Recognition Program which gives EHR developers the opportunity to demonstrate and raise awareness of their software products’ inclusion of high-priority immunization capabilities developed through a consensus process involving experts and leaders representing clinicians, EHR developers and IISs. Undergoing testing and recognition is free.

ONC Approved Testing PartnerThe IIP Testing and Recognition program has been approved by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) as an alternative testing method for (f)(1) certification criteria within the ONC Health IT Certification Program.


The following products have received IIP recognition:


Products tested: Cerner FirstNet (Immunizations) Version 2 and PowerChart Immunizations) Version 10

Passed with notable exception: Test Plan 5.6

Opt-outs: The vendor chose to opt out of the following capabilities:

  • Produce Immunization Forecast Report
  • Produce Population-Level Report

Electronic Services Technologies

Product tested: The Physicians – Practitioners Office Assistant Immunization Capabilities Version 3.1

Passed with notable exception: Test Plan 5.6

Opt-outs: The vendor chose to opt out of the following capabilities:

  • Receive Dose Not Indicated Alert for Single Vaccine Order
  • Notify of Vaccine Dose Ineligibility

Statement from vendor: Capabilities listed as opted-out are available when the app is configured as both a Vaccine Ordering Tool and Vaccine Registry Reporting Tool. For clinical-based alerts, our app would query a user “subscribed to” clinical database.

Glenwood Systems

Product tested: GlaceEMR Version 6.0

Passed without exception: Test Plan 5.5

Opt-outs: None

HealthCare Xchange

Product tested: TheVaccinator Version 5.2.36

Passed with notable exception: Test Plan 6.0

Opt-outs: The vendor chose to opt out of the following capabilities:

  • Record Vaccine Administration Deferral (opt-out of sending only)
  • Notify IIS of Update From Adverse Event

Statement from vendor: HealthCareXchange will continue to work on implementing the outstanding requirements for TheVaccinator.


Product tested: Qvera Interface Engine Version 3.0.44 Build 8640

Passed without exception: Test Plan 5.6

Opt-outs: None


Office Practicum

Product tested: Office Practicum OP Version 20

Passed with notable exception: Test Plan 7.6

Opt-outs: The vendor chose to opt out of the following capability:

  • Provide Access to Patient Immunization Record

Statement from vendor: Capability listed as opted-out is specific to direct portal access, and this will soon be available with the release of our new patient portal, iPortal. OP’s providers are able to print an immunization record suitable for school, camp, college, specialist coordination and record transfers.

Benefits of Testing and Recognition

Organizations that have fulfilled the IIP testing requirements, as identified in the program’s test plan and capabilities guidance, will be highlighted by HIMSS in related IIP materials, on the HIMSS website, and through media and social media, including:

  • Seal of recognition to add to your website and other marketing materials
  • Prominent logo visibility on IIP website, with hyperlink to your homepage 
  • HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition: signage within your exhibition booth, demonstrating that you are IIP-recognized

Overview of IIP Test Plan

  • Overview of IIP Testing Requirements document describes required and optional capabilities and related test steps
  • EHR developers 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
  • EHR developers can utilize  the tests as methods to evaluate the ability of their product(s) to meet the IIP requirements
  • Clinical providers can use this information to help evaluate differences among clinical software products and to identify topics for discussion with EHR vendors

Download the IIP Test Plan

As the IIP continues to evolve, additional capabilities may be added, with the goal of continuing to improve immunization management, as well as interoperability and information sharing with IISs. New capabilities/test requirements are initially optional and moved into the required set of capabilities over time.

Capabilities and Guidance

In order for an EHR or other clinical software product to receive IIP recognition it must demonstrate all of the core immunization-related capabilities, as well as 90% of optional advanced capabilities.

The Crosswalk of Individual Immunization-Related Capabilities is a breakdown of the capabilities and guidance to test scripts within the IIP Test Plan.

Download Immunization-Related Capabilities and Guidance

IIP Testing and Recognition Components

Capabilities contained in the IIP Testing and Recognition Program are organized around eight clinical user components for providing immunizations to patients, as shown in the following diagram:

IIP Testing and Recognition Components

Usability Guidance

To support usability outcomes related to the use of immunization-related functionality in EHRs and other clinical software, CHC, formerly known as “CNI Advantage,” developed three key guidance documents:

  • User-Centered Design Primer, which offers guidance on how to conduct a user-centered design (UCD) process in order to improve usability outcomes related to the use of immunization functionality in EHRs and other clinical software
  • User-Centered Model Documentation, which includes immunization-related content and user interface designs from business workflow requirements to enable the creation of functional prototypes through the use of the UCD model documentation. It also includes discussion on the use of the UCD model to explore immunization-related forecasting and data quality
  • User-Centered Design Process, a description of use of the UCD model to explore immunization-related reconciliation and inventory management

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IIP Technical Advisory Panel

The IIP Technical Advisory Panel (TAP) plays a key role in supporting and guiding the IIP Testing and Recognition Program. The TAP is comprised of experts and leaders from organizations representing clinicians, EHR developers, IISs, and other key stakeholders.

Brandy Altstadter
Director of Operations
Scientific Technologies Corporation

Cheryl Lee Eberting, MD
Founder & CEO

Kristin Glaza

Shaun Grannis, MD
Associate Director, Center for Biomedical Informatics
Regenstrief Institute

Donald Hackett
Precision Vaccines-Consumer Registry

Susan Kressly, MD
Kressly Pediatrics

Eric Larson
Sr. Technical Project Manager
American Immunization Registry Association (AIRA)

Donna Mazyck, RN
Executive Director
National Association of School Nurses

Jenne McKibben
Director, Alert IIS
Oregon Immunization Program

Jennifer Russo, RN
Quality Coordinator
Barnabas Health

Ron Shapiro

Stuart Weinberg, MD
Vanderbilt University

If you have questions or would like more information about the IIP Testing & Recognition program you can email

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