Thank you for your interest in using the Massachusetts Immunization Information System (MIIS). Prior to ‘going live’ with the MIIS and reporting immunization data, please review Integrating the MIIS into Your Clinical Practice (PDF)
to understand the core components necessary before implementing the MIIS at your site, including registration, training, and informing patients.
By law (M.G.L. Chapter 111, Section 24M
), providers must discuss the reporting procedures of the MIIS with each of their patients and their parents or guardians when applicable. The law also stipulates that patients and their parents or guardians have the right to object (or withdraw a previous objection) to having their or their child’s data shared with other providers in the MIIS.
Providers' Duty to Inform
The MDPH has developed the following tools to help providers fulfill their duty to inform patients about the MIIS:
Patients' Right to Object (or Withdraw a previous Objection) to Data Sharing
After learning about the MIIS, patients and their parents or guardians (when applicable) may decide to object or withdraw a previous objection to sharing their or their child's immunization data with other providers in the MIIS. They may decide to make this change any number of times, and will need to complete an Objection (or Withdrawal of Objection) Form (PDF) | RTF in order to have their data sharing status changed in the MIIS.
Once the Objection (or Withdrawal of Objection) Form is completed, we ask that as a provider, you log into the MIIS, change the patient’s data sharing status accordingly and fax a copy of the completed form to the MIIS Help Desk (617-983-4301). Please see the Training Video 2: Data Sharing for step-by-step overview of this process.
Clinical Integration Worflow
When completing the onboarding process, providers must submit a Clinical Integration Workflow that will be implemented at their sites in order to comply with the Provider's Duty to Inform and the Patients' Right to Object (or Withdraw a previous Objection) to Data Sharing when they begin to report to the MIIS. To assist in this step, this Sample Workflow can be completed and submitted as is, or can be edited as necessary, to reflect a site's chosen workflow.