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Nevada WebIZ – Our Statewide Immunization Information System

 
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What is an Immunization Registry?
Immunization Registries, also known as Immunization Information Systems (IIS), are confidential, population-based, computerized information systems that collect vaccination data about children within a geographic area. Immunization Registries contain vaccination histories and provide immediate access to a child’s current immunization status to authorized users. As a secure site of single record storage, registries provide official immunization records to meet school and day care requirements and supply healthcare providers with centralized data to improve the effectiveness and the efficiency of immunization administration.
 
What is Nevada WebIZ?
Nevada WebIZ is a web-based immunization registry program used in the State of Nevada. Nevada WebIZ allows both private and public provider access to Nevada’s statewide registry with minimal hardware/software requirements for users. Nevada WebIZ currently contains over 2.2 million records, including over 266,000 records with two or more vaccinations for children age 0–6 years (representing 85% of children in Nevada WebIZ). At present, there are over 1,000 public and private organizations, including physicians, health districts, community health nurses and school districts that have access to view, create and update immunization records for Nevada’s children.
 
What are the Benefits of using an Immunization Registry?

Immunization registries improve the quality of health care for children by providing critical tools to ensure that all children receive the required immunizations at the right time. By using a registry, private healthcare providers, hospitals, schools and local public health entities can identify those children who are at risk in the event of a disease outbreak or other emergencies such as hurricanes, earthquakes or floods. Registries are also used by public health authorities in locating communities with low coverage rates and then targeting interventions in those specific areas. The result is that more children are protected from debilitating or potentially fatal diseases and they are protected at a lower cost through targeting funds to areas where funds are most needed.

In addition to the qualitative improvements in healthcare, the efficiency of immunization administration and treatment is improved for stakeholders (healthcare providers, health plans and government agencies) and total costs for administration and treatment are reduced. Registries reduce the time needed to locate current information that facilitates timely and correct immunizations. Healthcare providers are able to use that information to take advantage of patient encounters and to conduct outreach to patients in conjunction with other patient needs. In addition, costs are reduced by ensuring that each child will get only the vaccines needed (the rate of duplicate vaccines is reduced). Many registries also provide appointment reminder notes and integrate immunization services with other critical health functions such as lead screening, vision screening, etc., thereby improving the utilization of scarce and expensive healthcare resources.
 
Public Access Portal

Nevada WebIZ has a new tool for getting Official Immunization Records: the Public Access Portal!

The Public Access Portal allows parents and legal guardians to print official immunization records for their child(ren) (aged 0 through 17 years). It also allows adult individuals (aged 18 years and over) to print official immunization records for themselves. This is an official record and can be used as proof of immunization for school entry, summer camp, employment, etc.

To utilize the Public Access Portal, the patient’s immunization record must be stored in Nevada WebIZ with the following demographic information correctly entered:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Social Security Number (SSN) – Though required in order to uniquely identify a patient record for Public Access Portal searches, entry of SSNs into Nevada WebIZ is optional. Nevada WebIZ does not require immunization providers to enter patient SSNs into the registry; however, if a patient chooses not to store their or their child(ren)’s SSN in Nevada WebIZ, their record(s) will not be accessible via the Public Access Portal.

Nevada WebIZ is a confidential database used by medical office and school staff throughout Nevada. SSNs entered into Nevada WebIZ are kept confidential, appearing only as hash marks (###-##-####) to all who use the registry.

If you are experiencing difficulty obtaining your immunization record through the Public Access Portal, contact the Nevada WebIZ Help Desk to verify the completeness and accuracy of the record’s required information.

Visit izrecord.nv.gov Today!

Nevada WebIZ Users: Please click on the Public Portal Fact Sheet to find out how you can help your parents/patients use the Public Access Portal.

 
How can I stay informed on the latest Nevada WebIZ developments?

Nevada WebIZ proudly distributed its first quarterly newsletter in August 2008. The purpose of the newsletter is to provide updates on any changes in policies or procedures at the state level, highlight community Nevada WebIZ users, introduce valuable Nevada WebIZ lessons, and ultimately create a forum for registry users. To be added (or removed) from our distribution list, please email Victor Lamas at the Nevada WebIZ Help Desk izit@health.nv.gov. Please click below to view a newsletter.

Nevada WebIZ Newsletter

For learning opportunities and training guides, please click on “WebIZ: Training” in the menu on the left.
 
Nevada WebIZ Contact Information
For more information, including how to participate, please contact:

Amanda (Mandy) Harris
Nevada WebIZ Manager
(775) 684-4258

Allen Whitenack
Nevada WebIZ HelpDesk Manager
(775) 684-4221

Victor Lamas
Nevada WebIZ HelpDesk
(775) 684-5954 (local users)
1-877-NV-WebIZ (long-distance users)

Tami Smith
Nevada WebIZ Trainer
Northern and Rural Nevada
(775) 684-5996

Joseph Aylsworth
Nevada WebIZ Trainer
Southern Nevada
(702) 486-0579

Kevin Filippelli
Nevada WebIZ Trainer
Southern Nevada
(702) 486-0580

 

 
To email us, click on a name above, or send mail to: izit@health.nv.gov
 
WebIZ Updates

June 12, 2012 (pdf)

 

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