Pneumococcal Disease Prevention
System Alignment for Vaccine Delivery (SAVED): Improving rates of influenza and pneumococcal vaccination through patient outreach, improved medical record accuracy and targeted physician alerts.
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Approved: December 2013
Grant Period: January 2014 – July 2016
RFP: Barriers to Adult Immunizations 
The goal of the SAVED study is to improve the rates of appropriate influenza and pneumococcal vaccination among adults enrolled in a large multi‐specialty group practice in central Massachusetts. This project has three objectives:
- To improve rates of influenza and pneumococcal vaccination in eligible populations via patient-directed messages targeted at unvaccinated patients.
- To improve the capture of vaccinations administered to Reliant Medical Group (RMG) patients in the community, hospitals and nursing facilities via electronic Health Information Exchange (HIE).
- To improve rates of influenza and pneumococcal vaccination in eligible populations via provider and staff-directed educational interventions and system support.