Accession Number : ADA477461


Title :   Strategies to Make Immunization Status Visible During Patient Encounters at Naval Medical Center San Diego


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 2006-Jul 2007


Corporate Author : NAVAL MEDICAL CENTER SAN DIEGO CA


Personal Author(s) : Nevins, Robert P


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a477461.pdf


Report Date : 29 Oct 2007


Pagination or Media Count : 89


Abstract : Despite the existence of office systems that can be used for automation, Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) continues to utilize paper based immunization records which do not always accurately report patient immunization status. The practice of using multiple forms to record immunization data has led to problems in determining individual immunization needs during outpatient visits. Providers often miss opportunities to vaccinate during primary care encounters due to scattered, inaccurate or missing immunization records. This strategic analysis proposes that NMCSD implement the adaptive strategy of enhancement. Under enhancement, NMCSD should implement a new process to check immunization using AHLTA during every patient visits. It is also proposed that the NMCSD form an alliance with NMCP and NNMC in order pool all the resources to ensure successful implementation of the enhancement strategy. Finally, this analysis also proposes that NMCSD adopt a strategic posture as a prospector in order to better respond to changes in the environment.


Descriptors :   *STRATEGIC ANALYSIS , *MILITARY MEDICINE , *PATIENTS , *PUBLIC HEALTH , *VACCINES , *IMMUNIZATION , OPTIMIZATION , HEALTH CARE FACILITIES


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Pharmacology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE