Immunization information systems can offer many benefits to pediatric and family practices. As an office manager, you are in charge of making certain that your practice is run efficiently and that patients receive timely care. With the ever growing complexity of the recommended immunization schedule it has become increasingly difficult to determine which vaccines are required for patients at each visit. Participating in your state’s IIS will facilitate disease prevention by providing accurate and timely immunization records for each patient. In addition, using an IIS will help your practice be more efficient by streamlining the immunization administration process, saving the staff time and the practice money.
Track Administered Vaccines to Ensure Proper Reimbursement – Research shows that practices often do not request sufficient reimbursement for all the vaccines that they administer to their patients because they don’t have an easy way of keeping track of them. IIS can help you keep track of all administered vaccines and expedite reimbursement procedures , thereby assuring you receive accurate reimbursement from health plans and state agencies.
Reduce Over-Vaccination of New Patients– Parents often lose or forget to bring in their children’s immunization records, making it difficult for office staff to determine which vaccines the children have already received. Without official documentation, physicians are required to vaccinate the child again to assure they are protected against disease. Using an IIS will allow you to access the immunization information from your patient’s previous providers and will combine this information into a single record.
Automatically Calculate Immunizations Needed – IIS can instantly calculate which vaccines need to be given to each patient in accordance with the latest ACIP vaccine recommendations and intervals.
Easily Send out Reminders and Recalls to Your Patients– IIS can automatically generate reminder and recall postcards and/or mailing labels to send out to parents to remind them when their child’s immunizations are due or have been missed. Many IIS can also generate automated phone calls.
Save Time Spent Calling Other Providers and Receiving Calls– IIS decrease time spent by office staff seeking immunization histories from previous providers. Lists can also be generated to expedite school enrollment and eliminate individual calls from school personnel.
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