DPH: Immunizations
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HL7 Guide

The Immunization HL7 Guide CIRTS Local Implementation Guide for HL7 2.5.1 Immunization Messaging has been published.


MUST Portal

Meaningful Use State Testing Portal (MUST) 

The MUST Portal greatly exceeds the basic Meaningful Use Stage 1 requirements of just capturing and verifying the electronic transmission of this data. It is capable of certifying the conformance of these messages against national standards and internal processing requirements. This capability positions Connecticut to manage future-stage meaningful use testing, and to use the portal as a pre-test, self-service conformance tool to greatly benefit state practices and providers. The conformance tool will ready the providers and hospitals to begin the move to full production for Stage 2 reporting.


Announcement and/or Updated Information:

Date: 12/01/2015       


CT DPH Immunization Registration Form


An EP who routinely administers immunizations to children ages 0-6 as part of the patient’s medical home and is mandated to report to the Connecticut Immunization Registry and Tracking System (CIRTS) is required to attest to the immunization registry public health (PH) reporting option in order to meet MU.


Eligible Professionals who do not routinely administer immunizations to children ages 0-6 and are NOT required to report immunizations to the Department of Public Health CIRTS are to claim an exclusion from the measure based upon the criteria –“does not administer any immunizations to any of the populations for which data is collected by his or her jurisdiction’s immunization registry during the EHR Reporting Period”.  42 CFR § 495.22 (e)(10)(i)(C)(1)(i).

  1. EPs who are mandated to report to CIRTS and have registered in 2015 or 2016 using the MUST Portal are not required to register again and can resubmit their MUST Portal Certificate to satisfy the PH Immunization Objective. 
  2. The following instructions below are for EPs who have not previously registered with DPH using the MUST Portal in Program Year 2015 or 2016.

EPs can satisfy the Registration option for Active Engagement for Program Year 2017 for immunization reporting by completing and submitting of the CT DPH Immunization Registration Form.  Please retain any confirmation material from DPH to validate the registration process for Modified Stage 2 has been completed.


Information for Eligible Providers from CIRTS 

EPs who are mandated to report to CIRTS and have registered in 2015 or 2016 using the MUST Portal will be contacted by CIRTS team with additional information will be collected to the onboarding process for CIRTS.


Complete the CTDPH ELR Registration Form if you’re a new EPs in Program Year 2017

For those EPS who have not registered previously, please complete of the CT DPH Immunization Registration form for participation in CIRTS for electronic reporting. Follow the instructions on the form and return as indicated. If you have trouble accessing the form, please contact the CT MUST team (dph.must@ct.gov).


IIS-EHR On-Boarding Process – (Under Construction)


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