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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
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.