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Pneumococcal Disease Prevention
Utilizing Population Health Outcomes Data to Increase Immunization Rates in Adolescents
University of Texas Health Science Center
Approved: August 2013
Grant Period: October 2013 – October 2015
The project will develop the a Performance Improvement Continuing Medical Education (PI‐CME) initiative, Utilizing Population Health Outcomes Data to Increase Immunization Rates in Adolescents, which is designed to increase the rates of vaccination for eligible adolescents. The UNTHSC will partner with Humedica, Inc., Confluent Healthcare Solutions, and Direct One Communications for this educational program. The program design will link full denominator clinical performance patient data from individual providers to a fully integrated learning management system supported by educational interventions developed by national experts in infectious disease and vaccines. The first phase will help clinicians better understand their own performance based upon immunization rates for their entire population of people at risk for infection via an individualized clinical performance dashboard. Phase 2 will contain a series of educational activities paired with an electronic clinical alert system for performance improvement to help remind clinicians of their responsibility to assist and administer immunizations according to guidelines and national health standards. Semi‐annual reports will be provided for the aggregate analysis with de‐identified system and regional data. Individual providers will receive a custom report of their own performance in practice. The focus of the interventions will be patient‐centered care that personalizes risk management and engages patients and their guardians in self‐management related to their decisions for vaccination.