Modeling of Immunization Registry Operations Workgroup (MIROW) Best Practices

In 2005, AIRA partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases to begin developing consensus-based best practice recommendations for improving IIS operations. This initiative brought together subject matter experts from the IIS community to form MIROW. The goal of this group was to identify and prioritize functional areas of IIS that can benefit from a collective approach and to develop best practice recommendations for these areas using business modeling and facilitation techniques. MIROW developed a wide variety of valuable best practice recommendations which are available below. In 2022, the IIS Best Practices Community of Practice evolved from and replaced the MIROW Steering Committee. The important work of MIROW continues as a part of the new Community of Practice.

MIROW best practice recommendations include:
  • An overview of the topic being reviewed
  • Principles, business rules, and general recommendations associated with the topic
  • Various models, such as business process models, state transition models, and others
  • Agreed upon terms and definitions
  • Information about implementation considerations for the best practice recommendations

MIROW Best Practice Resources for the IIS Community

Best Practice Guidelines

For general information about the development of MIROW guides, please read MIROW and the Best Practice Development Process

MIROW Common Vocabulary

MIROW common vocabulary has been developed by consolidating the terms found in each MIROW guide and then applying a concise definition to each term. The common vocabulary will ultimately be a comprehensive, one-stop shop for all terminology in MIROW guides. Additionally, the common vocabulary will grow as new subject areas are addressed by MIROW. Learn more about the common vocabulary used in MIROW guides. 

MIROW Principles and Business Rules Reports

The MIROW Principles and Business Rules Reports have been developed to provide the ability to search for information across all MIROW guides via a consolidated report on principles and business rules.

MIROW Evaluation Final Report

Learn how MIROW best practices are being implemented across the country in the MIROW Evaluation Final Report