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Registering Your Site                                    Image showing the CAIR Logo.

for Electronic Data Exchange with CAIR2


The CDPH Gateway/CAIR2 IZ Portal manages electronic data exchange for all Sites in the legacy CDPH CAIR regions (including Northern California, Greater Sacramento, Bay Area, Central Coast, Central Valley, LA-Orange, Inland Empire, and Imperial regions).


Providers in the following counties: Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne cannot use the CDPH Gateway/CAIR2 IZ Portal to sign up for immunization data exchange with CAIR. If you are a provider in one of the above counties, please visit our DX Contacts webpage for your Local Data Exchange Contact. 


  1. Go to the CAIR2 IZ Portal Registration/Login Page and click Register
    Image showing where to find the register button on the CAIR2 IZ Portal Page.

  2. Select a data exchange Site Type. Consult with your EMR vendor if you are unsure which site type to select. See Appendix for additional guidance on Site Type.
    Image showing what the three different site types are 

  3. Enter your site information, site contact information, and responsible clinician information. VFC sites must enter a VFC PIN. All fields in red are required.
    Image showing the site information that is required. 
    Providers located in San Diego County will receive a pop-up indicating that their city is ‘not participating’ – clicking ‘OK’ in the pop-up will allow them to complete the form.
    Image showing a popup that indicates the provider's San Diego city is not participating. Click

  4. Enter your data exchange information including EMR software, EMR vendor, and EMR vendor contact. All fields in red are required.
    Image showing the data exchange information that is required.

  5. Click Continue.
    Image asking you to click Continue if the information is correct or Reset if it is not.
     
  6. Review and e-sign the CAIR Organization Access & Confidentiality Agreement.
    Image showing the CAIR Organization Access & Confidentiality Agreement to review and e-sign

  7. The confirmation page displays and a verification email is sent to the site email.
    Image showing the confirmation page and that a verification email is being sent.

  8. To complete the registration process, click on the link to verify your enrollment.
    Image showing that in order to complete the registration process, you must click on the link provided in your email to verify.  

  9. The site email and site contact will receive a secure email with site credentials. Provide the SOAP Envelope Credentials (if populated), CAIR Org Code, and CAIR Region Code to your EMR vendor.
    Image showing an example of a secure email that will be sent with your site credentials. 

Appendix

The data exchange Site Type depends on how the site will submit data to CAIR: directly, indirectly, or as a data aggregator. 

Select Site Type [1] if your EMR submits data directly to CAIR. EMR vendors that submit data directly to CAIR include, but are not limited to, Meditab, Meditech, and NextGen.
Image showing the Site Type 1 option, where data is submitted directly to CAIR


Select Site Type [2] if your EMR submits data indirectly to CAIR. EMR vendors that submit data indirectly to CAIR include, but are not limited to, AllScripts, athenahealth, Cerner, eClinicalWorks, Greenway, Office Ally, Office Practicum, Practice Fusion, PrescribeWellness/SMP, and STC. Enter the Sending Facility ID provided by your EMR vendor if known.
Image showing the Site Type 2 option, where data is submitted indirectly to CAIR 


Select Site Type [3] if you are an EMR vendor or a large data aggregator (e.g. a hospital system). Please send an email to CAIR Data Exchange prior to registering. 
Image showing the Site Type 3 option, where data is submitted as a Sending Facility. 


Still unsure which site type to select? Please consult your EMR vendor or send an email to CAIR Data Exchange and provide your site name, address, and EMR vendor.


Sample Completed Form

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