Using Immunization Assessment Reports - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Using Immunization Assessment Reports

Updated 5/17

The Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC) offers easy-to-use immunization assessment reports to help monitor immunization rates for child, adolescent, and adult vaccines.

The assessment reports offer clinic-based and county- based immunization rates to assist in monitoring immunization coverage rates and plan improvement activities. The assessment reports can:

  • Generate baseline immunization rates
  • Identify areas for improvement
  • Implement practice changes and/or outreach activities
  • Provide regular re-checks to see whether practice changes and/or outreach are improving immunization rates

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Childhood Immunization Summary
Adolescent Immunization Summary
Adult Immunization Summary
Sample MIIC Assessment Reports
Quality Improvement Uses

Resources

Childhood Immunization Summary

MIIC’s Childhood Immunization Summary Report identifies the percentage of 2-year-olds (children ages 24 through 35 months) who are up-to-date on each of the following vaccines by the time they are 24 months old:

  • 4 or more doses of diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (DTaP)
  • 3 or more doses of polio
  • 1 or more doses of measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)
  • Complete Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
  • 3 or more doses of hepatitis B
  • 1 or more doses of varicella
  • Complete pneumococcal conjugate (PCV)
  • All of the above vaccines (the 4:3:1:3:3:1:4 series)

In addition, the report also includes rates for:

  • Complete rotavirus series
  • 2 or more doses of hepatitis A vaccine

Adolescent Immunization Summary

MIIC’s Adolescent Immunization Summary Report identifies the percentage of 13 through 17-year-olds who are up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • 1 dose of tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap)
  • 1st dose of meningococcal vaccine (MCV4)
  • Booster dose of MCV4
  • 1st dose of human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Complete HPV series: percentage of clients who received all recommended doses of HPV vaccine

Adult Immunization Summary

MIIC’s Adult Immunization Summary Report identifies the percentage of adults (18 year-olds and older) who are up-to-date on the following age-appropriate vaccines:

  • 1 dose of tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap)
  • 1 dose of tetanus, diphtheria (Td) or Tdap
  • 1 dose of pneumococcal conjugate (PCV13)
  • 1 dose of pneumococcal polysaccharide (PPSV23)
  • 1st dose of human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • 3rd dose of HPV
  • 1 dose of Zoster

Sample MIIC Assessment Reports

The reports include statewide coverage rates as well as Healthy People 2020 coverage goals. Users can compare their clinic or county rates to these benchmarks.

Quality Improvement Uses

Assessment reports can serve as the foundation of childhood, adolescent, or adult immunization rate improvement activities. Examples of some activities are:

  • Check Data Quality: Work with MIIC regional coordinator to ensure that the records MIIC includes in the report reflects the clinic’s patient population.
  • Run Baseline Report: Run an assessment report to establish pre-intervention rates and identify the areas most in need of improvement.
  • Identify Opportunities: Implement or change clinic practices or begin outreach activities to address opportunities noted in the baseline report.
  • Evaluation: Measure both the steps taken to improve clinic process and the improvement in immunization rates by monitoring activity timelines and by periodically re-running assessment reports. Decide whether to continue current activities or change course.

Having solid quality improvement plans and activities in place can help health care providers demonstrate meaningful use of electronic health record immunization data and have better outcome data to report to public sources such as HEDIS and Minnesota Community Measures. Most of all, monitoring and acting to improve immunization rates helps protect patients and the community from vaccine-preventable disease.

Resources

For more information on how to produce assessment reports in MIIC, see the Assessment Reports User Guidance or contact your MIIC Regional Coordinator.

 

Updated Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 01:48PM