This interface enables users of the XCS eiConsole to quickly and
correctly connect to CT DPH for demonstrating "Stage 1 Meaningful Use"
by sending HL7 immunization (VXU_V04) messages and receiving real-time
acknowledgments (ACK messages) for those orders. It also allows users to
make use of the State of Connecticut Immunization DPH Messaging Portal,
a web-based application that helps to automate the process of getting
connected and tested.
The Connecticut Department of Health is committed to streamlining the
process of sending, receiving, and testing HL7 immunization messages.
This interface offers all of the documentation, samples, and testing
tools you need to seamlessly integrate your internal systems with DPH.
Why automate your testing process?
By utilizing the State of Connecticut Immunization DPH Messaging Portal,
you can significantly reduce the amount of time, effort, and money you
would otherwise spend getting connected and providing immunization data.
What is self-service integration?
Self-Service Integration means that your IT staff does not need to wait
for hours, days, or even weeks to get a response back to technical
inquiries, or to receive feedback on the validity of a test file. All of
the information you need to get started with your implementation is
available from this web page. Once you have implemented, the majority of
the integration testing is handled through our fully automated test
harness. Payloads are validated against our processing rules in
real-time, with results available immediately. The reduction in
back-and-forth communication on the front end of the implementation
process can slash timelines and expense by 80% or more.
This download includes a set of "paint-by-numbers" transaction templates
that facilitate the adaptation of your various internal systems to the
various HL7 messages accepted by DPH, including:
VXU_V04 Immunization Requests
HL7 ACK Acknowledgments
What are the steps I need to take to implement?
Review the interface documentation, available on the right-hand side
of this screen
If desired, download the PilotFish XCS eiConsole
If you are using the XCS eiConsole, click the "Download" button above
to obtain the transaction templates
Configure your interface to DPH, using the documentation and/or
Pre-certify your data format and connectivity by sending transactions
to the automated test facility
Contact DPH to configure your test and production accounts
Redirect your transactions to the DPH production URL
Perform final integration testing in conjunction with DPH
To register for the State of Connecticut Immunization DPH Messaging
Portal, please visit the portal here.