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

Monica Salazar MPH, Kaylan E. Stinson MSPH, Stefan H. Sillau MS, Linda Good RN PhD and Lee S. Newman MD MA
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 33, No. 1 (January 2012), pp. 84-86
DOI: 10.1086/663205
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/663205
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Web-Based Electronic Health Records Improve Data Completeness and Reduce Medical Discrepancies in Employee Vaccination Programs
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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.

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