Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology

Concise Communications

Web-Based Electronic Health Records Improve Data Completeness and Reduce Medical Discrepancies in Employee Vaccination Programs

Monica Salazara1 c1, Kaylan E. Stinsona1, Stefan H. Sillaua1, Linda Gooda2 and Lee S. Newmana1a3

a1 Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado

a2 Scripps Health, San Diego, California

a3 Axion Health, Denver, Colorado

Abstract

A Web-based electronic health record (EHR) system was compared with traditional paper-based documentation and vaccination tracking during the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic. In a cohort of 8,411 healthcare network employees, EHRs improved completeness of self-reported contraindication data and reduced medical discrepancies. Vaccination program quality and accuracy are enhanced by EHRs.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2012;33(1):84-86

(Received May 06 2011)

(Accepted August 21 2011)

Correspondence

c1 2937 Champa Street, Unit 3, Denver, CO 80205 (monica.salazar@colorado.edu)