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Electronic solutions to enhance tracking and compliance with mandatory influenza vaccination for all hospital staff.

  • Author(s): Quan, Kathleen A
  • Cousins, Sarah M
  • Hizon, Denise A
  • Heck, Kristie K
  • Samuelson, Pamela
  • Garcia, Froylan
  • Huang, Susan S
  • et al.

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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.

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