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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Evaluation of an Education and Electronic Medical Record Based Vaccination Optimization Intervention in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons

Approved: July 2013

Grant Period: July 2013 – December 2015

Proposal

Evaluation of an Education and Electronic Medical Record Based Vaccination Optimization Intervention in Rheumatoid Arthritis

The overall goal of this quality improvement project is to develop and evaluate the effectiveness of a vaccination optimization program integrated into the out-patient clinical care delivery system for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients at a large, urban, tertiary‐care medical center. The program will be developed and tested to operate in multiple domains to synergize the effects of provider based education; a disease specific electronic medical record (EMR) based information technology (IT) alert system, and support staff tracking and surveillance with the intent to increase vaccination rates within this vulnerable population.