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The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) Immunization Program has developed a variety of training tools and materials to help providers efficiently and effectively gain a comprehensive understanding of the MIIS. Training is essential for all new MIIS users to help them learn how to navigate and use the key functions and features of the system. We highly recommend reviewing our MIIS Training Resources Guide (PDF) | RTF for our suggested approach to self-paced training.

The MIIS Training Videos are the foundation of our MIIS training tools and we recommended that users view each, in sequential order, at least once prior to using the system. There are currently 15 videos and each provides a quick and easy way to learn a specific function in the system. See #1-15 under the 'Videos and Recorded Weinbars' section.

The MIIS Quick Reference Guides (QRGs) are supplementary materials to the MIIS Training Videos, serving as quickly accessible reminders of the steps necessary for completing specific functions in the MIIS. There are currently 15 QRGs, each one page (some double-sided), that can be easily printed and used as a “quick reference” while using the Immunization Registry or Vaccine Management Modules in the MIIS. See #1-15 under the 'Guides and Resources' section.

# Training View
 1. Pre-recorded Webinars: View Training

 2. MIIS Pre-recorded Webinar: Coming on Board with the MIIS
This webinar explains the high level overview requirements and steps to integrate the MIIS at your practice.

Note: If you receive an error stating that you do not have the right "codec" to view the webinar recording pelase visit the GoToMeeting Codec Page for more information.

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 3. Pre-Recorded Webinar- MIIS School Module Updates ~ NEW! This webinar will give an overview of school module. The presenter will demonstrate how to use the new MIIS School Module for tracking student immunization status as well as completing and submitting your immunization surveys. View Training

 4. MIIS Pre-recorded Webinar: Addressing Storage and Handling Problems through the MIIS
This spring the MIIS will be releasing new functionality within the Vaccine Management module designed for Storage and Handling problems. This enhancement will allow storage and handling issues to be managed directly through the MIIS creating a more automated process for vaccine return requests. The webinar training describes how to enter a storage & handling problem as well as go over some changes to the new order process that were needed to incorporate this new functionality. The webinar also demonstrates how to manage vaccine recalls.
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 5. Immunization Registry: View Training

 6. Introduction, Login and Navigation (~14 minutes)
Provides an introduction to the MIIS and its main features. It covers:
  • Logging in and out of the MIIS
  • Overview of the MIIS Homepage
  • Overview of the Immunization Registry Module
  • Overview of the Vaccine Management Module
  • Basic Screen Navigation
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     7. Immunization Registry – View, Edit or Add Immunizations (~10 minutes)
    Explains how to enter immunization information for patients in the MIIS. It covers:
  • Adding immunizations to a Patient Record
  • Editing immunizations in a Patient Record
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     8. Immunization Registry - Add or View Historical Immunizations (~7 minutes) Explains how to:
  • Add Historical Immunizations to a Patient Record
  • View Historical Immunizations in a Patient Record
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     9. Immunization Registry– Immunization Forecast and Individual Patient Reports (~11 minutes)
    Discusses the IFM and individual reports that can be generated for individual patients. It covers:
  • The Immunization Forecast Module (IFM)
  • Overview of the Immunization Forecast Report
  • Certificate of Immunization
  • Vaccine Administration Record (VAR)
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     10. Immunization Registry-Data Sharing (~14 minutes)
    Discusses the MIIS patient Data Sharing policies and procedures. It covers:
  • MIIS Legislation
  • Informing patients about the MIIS
  • Objection (or Withdrawal of a Previous Objection) to Data Sharing
  • Impact of Data Sharing on MIIS provider sites and their patients
  • Protocol for changing a patient’s Data Sharing Status
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     11. Immunization Registry – Clinical Comments (~10 minutes)
    Discusses clinical comments in the MIIS. It covers:
  • Overview of the types of Clinical Comments
  • The impact of Clinical Comments on a patient's Immunization Forecast
  • How to Add, Edit and Inactivate Clinical Comments.
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     12. Immunization Registry– Reminder/Recall Report (~10 minutes)
    Explains how to run a Reminder/Recall Report in the MIIS. It covers:
  • Overview of Reminder/Recall Report Parameters Screen
  • Running a Reminder/Recall Report
  • Viewing and Printing Reminder/Recall Postcards, Letters, and Labels
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     13. Immunization Registry-Roster Entry(~9 minutes)
    Explains how Roster can be used for large, paper-based clinics:
  • Create and Save Rosters
  • Search Rosters
  • Enter Data and Submit Rosters
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     14. Immunization Registry-Coverage Reports (~9 minutes)
    Explains how to generate standard coverage reports to assess vaccination rates at your practice. It covers:
  • Standard Childhood Report
  • Standard Adolescent Report
  • Custom Coverage Report
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     15. Immunization Registry– Patients Vaccinated Report (~5 minutes)
    Explains how to generate a report on all the patients vaccinated at your practice.
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     16. Immunization Registry– Duplicate Patient Records and Immunizations (~12 minutes)
    Provides an overview of the comprehensive deduplication logic within the MIIS. It covers:
  • Overview of automatic deduplication of patients and shots in the MIIS
  • Duplication Patient Queue functionality
  • Duplication Shot Queue functionality
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     17. Immunization Registry - Practice Population Report (~5 minutes)
    Explains how to generate a report on all the patients associated with your site in the MIIS.
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     18. Vaccine Management: View Training

     19. Vaccine Management – Annual Provider Site Enrollment (~9 minutes)
    Explains online annual enrollment for the MDPH Immunization Program. It covers:
  • Overview of Annual Provider Enrollment Screens
  • Electronically signing Annual Provider Enrollment Agreement
  • Enrollment submission
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     20. Vaccine Management – Creating New Vaccine Orders (~11 minutes)
    Explains how to order state-supplied vaccine through the MIIS. It covers:
  • New Vaccine Order Screens
  • Overview of Orders Worklist
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     21. Vaccine Management – Vaccine Inventory (~5 minutes)
    Provides an overview of managing your Vaccine Inventory through the MIIS. It covers:
  • Creating Baseline Inventory
  • Adding and Editing privately-purchased vaccine inventory
    Note: Providers must contact the MDPH Vaccine Unit if they need to add or edit their state-supplied vaccine inventory at 617-983-6828
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     22. Vaccine Management– Vaccine Reports (~7 minutes)
    Provides an overview of the Vaccine Management Module Reports in the MIIS. It covers:
  • Daily Orders Report
  • Inventory by Provider Report
  • Vaccine Accountability Report
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     23. Vaccine Management – Inventory Decrementing Tool (~12 minutes) Explains how to correct errors for current administered immunizations for the purposes of inventory deduction and data quality. It covers:
    • Inventory decrementing tool
    • Manage inventory
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     24. Vaccine Management– Vaccine Transfers (~6 minutes)
    Explains how providers can account for vaccine that is transferred from or into their vaccine inventory. It covers:
  • Vaccine Transfers Worklist
  • How to transfer vaccine to another site's vaccine inventory
  • How to receive transferred vaccine into your vaccine inventory
    Note: Providers are encouraged to contact the MDPH Vaccine Unit if they intend to transfer vaccine at 617-983-6828.
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     25. Vaccine Management - Storage & Handling (~10 minutes)
    • How to report lost or expired vaccines to the MDPH Vaccine Unit
    • How to initiate vaccine returns through the MIIS
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     26. Vaccine Management - Temperature Logs (~8 minutes)
    Describes how to upload temperature logs to the MIIS.
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     27. School: View Training

     28. School Module - Student Assignment & Grade Advancement (~20 minutes)
    • How to assign students to a grade and school
    • How to advance students from one grade to the next
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     29. School Module - School Immunization Survey (~15 minutes)
    • How to submit a School Immunization Survey to the MDPH
    • How to use the Worksheet to assist you with completing the survey
    • How to view past Immunization Histories submitted to the MDPH
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     30. School Module - Assigning/Advancing Students through the Immunization Registry (~5 minutes)
    How to assign or advance students directly through the patient's immunization record within the Immunization Registry module.
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