Immunization alerts for pediatrics
It is much easier and safer for patients and our staffs to have immunization alert/warning signals appear in immunization section to prevent over-immunization and to have safe interval for different vaccines especially for pediatrics office. We have to immunize many vaccinations for first few year of life.
Dr jennifer castaneda commented
reminder alerts should come up every time the patient is in the office just like other alerts come up such as depression screening or asthma screening, etc on a banner across the soap note reminding the patient is due for vaccinations at the ages that are appropriate. this is very important in pediatrics. Reminder alerts should always be available for this age group.
Dewi Santoso commented
at the least, we need to be able to identify pediatric patient who has not a visit in the last X months - so that we can send the reminder (including vaccination) for their yearly visit.
While the vaccination table can be checked manually, it is definitely a plus to add a feature displaying the specific vaccines due for the next visit.
If part of this feature already available, please do advise.
Dewi Santoso, Pediatrician
Mrs Amanda Clifford Bogle commented
it would be great to have the American Academy of Pediatrics vaccine schedule prompt with what vaccines the patient is due for at each well visit. it could pop up similarly to the depression screening with a yellow alert at the top of the encounter with what vaccines are due for the patient.
Dr Angus Matheson commented
This is an interesting one. By a certain age, a child should have had certain vaccines. I know programs like CAIR tell us, what they have and what they need. However, we, as providers never to to CAIR. It would be cool if Practice Fusion could remind us of the childhood vaccines the way it does Tdaps, and adult vaccines. I don't really need it for the new borns little babies because we are so focused on vaccines during that first year. It is that kid who didn't come to their 15 month visit, and I never noticed so is one Dtap and Hib behind for years. And if they they only come in for colds and bites, it is easy to never look at their vaccine record.