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Electronic Solutions to Enhance Tracking and Compliance with Mandatory Influenza Vaccination for All Hospital Staff

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 May 2016

Kathleen A. Quan
Affiliation:
Epidemiology and Infection Prevention Program, University of California Irvine Health, Orange, California
Sarah M. Cousins
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases and Health Policy Research Institute, University of California Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, California
Denise A. Hizon
Affiliation:
Information Services, University of California Irvine Health, Orange, California
Kristie K. Heck
Affiliation:
School of Medicine Human Resources, University of California Irvine School of Medicine, Orange, California
Pamela Samuelson
Affiliation:
Occupational Health, University of California Irvine Health, Orange, California
Froylan Garcia Jr
Affiliation:
Occupational Health, University of California Irvine Health, Orange, California
Susan S. Huang
Affiliation:
Epidemiology and Infection Prevention Program, University of California Irvine Health, Orange, California Division of Infectious Diseases and Health Policy Research Institute, University of California Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, California
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Abstract

In implementing a hospital mandatory influenza vaccination policy, we developed an automated, real-time tracking and reminder system. Of 6,957 policy-covered individuals automatically identified, automated reminders left only 5 requiring counseling. This decreased Occupational Health workload in contacting noncompliant individuals and hosting vaccination events while simultaneously facilitating a 96% vaccination rate.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2014;35(11):1421–1424

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