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Vietnamese: PATH, Chương trình Tiêm chủng mở rộng Quốc gia
Công tác xây dựng hệ thống đăng ký tiêm chủng điện tử (ĐKTCĐT) ở Việt Nam đòi hỏi nhiều năm làm việc tích cực, kiên nhẫn và kiên trì của mọi người...
PATH, Vietnam National Expanded Program on Immunization (NEPI)
Building an electronic immunization registry (EIR) in Vietnam required years of hard work, patience, and perseverance from people at all levels of health care systems across the country. In the years...
Berhane Y, Pickering J
A field trial to assess the effectiveness of a reminder sticker in reducing immunization dropout rates was conducted in two districts of Addis Ababa between 14 October 1991 and 31 January 1992. A...
PATH, Cục Y tế dự phòng, Chương trình Tiêm chủng Mở rộng Quốc gia, Tập đoàn Công nghiệp Viễn thông Viettel
Nghiên cứu tình huống này ghi chép lại những lợi ích và thách thức trong việc xác định, phát triển và duy trì quan hệ đối tác giữa Nhà khai thác mạng di...
Kim SS, Patel M, Hinman A
Introduction: Reaching the children that are chronically missed by routine immunization services has been a key pillar of success in achieving progress toward polio eradication. The rapid...
Cutrona, Sarah L, Sreedhara, Meera, Goff, Sarah L, Fisher, Lloyd D, Preusse, Peggy, Jackson, Madeline, Sundaresan, Devi, Garber, Lawrence D, Mazor, Kathleen M
BACKGROUND Clinical decision support (CDS), including computerized reminders for providers and patients, can improve health outcomes. CDS promoting influenza vaccination, delivered directly to...
Amabelia Rodrigues, Celso Soares Pereira Batista, Henrik Ravn, Emil Rossing
BACKGROUND Recent studies have revealed a low measles vaccination (MV) rate in the Republic of Guinea-Bissau (West Africa) that has not increased in accordance with the increasing coverage of other...
David H. Oh, Alya Dabbagh, James L. Goodson, Peter M. Strebel, Sanjita Thapa, Jagat Narain Giri, Sagar Ratna Shakya, Sudhir Khanal
In 2012, the Global Vaccine Action Plan* established a goal to achieve measles and rubella elimination in five of the six World Health Organization (WHO) regions (194 countries) by 2020 (1). Measles...
Bondurant, Kristina L, Wheeler, J Gary, Bursac, Zoran, Holmes, Tereasa, Tilford, J Mick
OBJECTIVE Given poor use of recall in primary care practices, we compared outsourced versus office-based recall systems. STUDY DESIGN From 2011 to 2013, we enrolled 87 individual Arkansas providers...
Garcia-Dia, Mary, Joy Fitzpatrick, Joyce J, Madigan, Elizabeth A, Peabody, John W
A comparative descriptive study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of text messages with pictures compared with plain text messages or verbal reminders in improving measles, mumps, and...
Phyllis Vincelli, Peter G Szilagyi, Nicolas P N Goldstein, Cynthia M Rand, Aaron Blumkin
PURPOSE To assess the effect of phone or text message reminders to parents of adolescents on human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine series completion in Rochester, NY. METHODS We performed parallel...
Kersting, Christine, Weltermann, Birgitta
BACKGROUND Longitudinal, patient-centered care represents a challenge for general practitioners (GPs), and in this context, reminder systems can offer targeted support. This study aimed to identify...
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
Pan-American Health Organization\'s Immunization Newsletter, March edition. Includes three articles on the use of Information and Communication Technologies for health promotion and immunization...
Chachou, Martel J, Mukinda, Fidele K, Motaze, Villyen, Wiysonge, Charles S
INTRODUCTION: Worldwide, suboptimal immunisation coverage causes the deaths of more than one million children under five from vaccine-preventable diseases every year. Reasons for suboptimal coverage...
The impact of a Computerized Immunization Register (CIR) on Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) with sending SMS to parents before immunization sessions has never been studied in sub-Saharan...
Jones Cooper- Sorelle N & Walton-Moss- Benita
INTRODUCTION: Asthma is a major public health concern in the U.S. pediatric population. Children with asthma tend to fare worse when they acquire respiratory illnesses such as influenza- requiring...
Sapna Shah-Haque, Beryl Yaghmai, Katherine S Williams, Amy Chesser, Traci Hart, Carolyn R Ahlers-Schmidt, Robert R Wittler
This study engaged parents to develop concise- informative- and comprehensible text messages for an immunization reminder system using Human Factors techniques. Fifty parents completed a structured...
Cherry- Letty
BACKGROUND: Unless providers utilize the tools available within an immunization registry- they may never fully realize the benefits of registry participation. Offices taking a passive approach to the...
Kreuter- M W, Vehige- E & McGuire- A G
This article describes the use of computers to design individually customized immunization calendars to ensure that populations at risk do not miss future vaccination appointments. It describes their...
Kershaw T., Cushon J., Dunlop, T.
High rates of vaccine coverage among populations, such as children, are important for immunizations to provide herd immunity.a In 2006, we found statistically significant differences (i.e.,...
Lukasik- M H & Pratt- G
Annual influenza vaccination has long been recommended for the elderly population. Despite this recommendation- immunization rates have remained very low. This study measured the effects of two...
Miro Zvoc, Christina Atchison, Ravikumar Balakrishnan
To improve uptake of childhood immunizations in Wandsworth we developed a standardized call/recall system based on parents being sent three reminders and defaulters being referred to a Health...
Lemstra- Mark, Rajakumar- Derek, Thompson- Adam & Moraros- John
INTRODUCTION: In the Saskatoon Health Region (Saskatchewan)- only 67.4% of children overall are fully immunized for measles- mumps and rubella (MMR) at 24 months of age- with only 43.7% of low-income...
Hambidge- Simon J
The effectiveness of reminder postcards or automated telephone calls among low-income adolescents as well as some of the implications and potential policy solutions are discussed.
Stockwell- M S
Background: Traditional immunization reminder-recall mechanisms have had limited effectiveness in adolescents and among economically disadvantaged populations. Text message reminder-recalls are a...
Stockwell- Melissa S, Kharbanda- Elyse Olshen, Martinez- Raquel Andres, Lara- Marcos, Vawdrey- David, Natarajan- Karthik & Rickert- Vaughn I
OBJECTIVES: We conducted 2 studies to determine the impact of text message immunization reminder-recalls in an urban- low-income population. METHODS: In 1 study- text message immunization reminders...
Herrett- Emily, van Staa- Tjeerd, Free- Caroline & Smeeth- Liam
INTRODUCTION: The UK government recommends that at least 75% of people aged under 64 with certain conditions receive an annual influenza vaccination. Primary care practices often fall short of this...
Centers for Desease Control & Prevention
Text4baby is a free cell phone text messaging service for pregnant women and new moms. Text messages are sent three times a week with information on how to have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy...
Parker- Ruth M, Dmitrieva- Elena, Frolov- Sergei & Gazmararian- Julie A
Text4baby uses new technology to deliver health messages and engage pregnant women and new mothers in healthy behaviors. The authors describe the need for carefully conducted early adopter...
Gazmararian- Julie A, Elon- Lisa, Yang- Baiyu, Graham- Megan & Parker- Ruth
Text4baby was launched in 2010 to promote healthy pregnancies and babies by the use of text messaging. The primary objective of this study was to assess factors related to the enrollment process and...
Whittaker- Robyn, Matoff-Stepp- Sabrina, Meehan- Judy, Kendrick- Juliette, Jordan- Elizabeth, Stange- Paul, Cash- Amanda, Meyer- Paul, Baitty- Julie, Johnson- Pamela, Ratzan- Scott & Rhee- Kyu
Text4baby is the first free national health text messaging service in the United States that aims to provide timely information to pregnant women and new mothers to help them improve their health and...
Kharbanda- Elyse Olshen, Stockwell- Melissa S, Fox- Harrison W & Rickert- Vaughn I
We conducted focus groups and individual interviews in a diverse population of parents to qualitatively explore preferences and readiness for text message immunization reminders. We used content...
Stockwell- Melissa S, Hofstetter- Annika M, DuRivage- Nathalie, Barrett- Angela, Fernandez- Nadira, Vargas- Celibell Y & Camargo- Stewin
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether provision of vaccine-health-literacy-promoting information in text message vaccine reminders improves receipt and timeliness of the second dose of influenza vaccine...
Tuan Nguyen, Angelia Paschal, Traci Hart, Amy Chesser, Carolyn R. Ahlers-Schmidt, Robert R. Wittler
This article briefly describes a study where the feasibility of implementing text message reminders to parents was examined. Some socioeconomic factors that contribute to parents wanting to receive...
Gazmararian- Julie A, Yang- Baiyu, Elon- Lisa, Graham- Megan & Parker- Ruth
Adequate health literacy is vital for understanding and using health information. The authors assessed the health literacy of pregnant women and mothers of children under the age of 1 year and their...
Dombkowski- Kevin J, Cowan- Anne E, Potter- Rachel C, Dong- Shiming, Kolasa- Maureen & Clark- Sarah J
OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the use of a statewide immunization information system (IIS) to target influenza vaccine reminders to high-risk children during a pandemic. METHODS: We used Michigan's IIS to...
Stowers- Chanelle, Healey- Loretta & O'Connor- Catherine C
A trial of using Short Message Service (SMS) broadcasting at a metropolitan sexual health clinic in 2013 to promote the awareness and uptake of influenza vaccinations in HIV-positive patients...
Cherry Kreger- Letty
Background: The Immunization Registry program mailed out reminder/recall postcards at no cost as an incentive for enrolled the providers. Providers viewed this as a valuable public service that...
Scientist- Senior, Preventive- Community, Guide- Services & Office- Epidemiology Program
This report makes recommendations on the use of interventions to increase vaccine coverage levels. The reviews of evidence on which these recommendations are based are provided in the...
Szilagyi- Peter G, Schaffer- Stanley, Shone- Laura, Barth- Richard, Humiston- Sharon G, Sandler- Mardy & Rodewald- Lance E
CONTEXT: An overarching national health goal of Healthy People 2010 is to eliminate disparities in leading health care indicators including immunizations. Disparities in US childhood immunization...
Stockwell- Melissa S, Catallozzi- Marina, Camargo- Stewin, Ramakrishnan- Rajasekhar, Holleran- Stephen, Findley- Sally E, Kukafka- Rita, Hofstetter- Annika M, Fernandez- Nadira & Vawdrey- David K
OBJECTIVE: To determine the impact of a vaccination reminder in an electronic health record supplemented with data from an immunization information system (IIS). METHODS: A noninterruptive influenza...
Katina Widmer Racich, Brenda Beaty, Steven Lockhart, Alison Saville, Karen Albright, Allison Kempe
OBJECTIVE: To assess primary care providers' current reminder/recall practices- preferences for collaboration with health departments in reminder/recall efforts- attitudes toward practice-based and...
Ford-Jones- A
This article describes Immunization Tracker, a simple system to create customized letters for each child showing the dates of following immunizations. Based on a computer program, the immunization...
Evans- William Douglas, Wallace- Jasmine L & Snider- Jeremy
BACKGROUND: Mobile phone technologies for health promotion and disease prevention have evolved rapidly- but few studies have tested the efficacy of mobile health in full-fledged programs. Text4baby...
Beryl Yaghmai, Katherine S Williams, Traci A Hart, Angelia M Paschal, Amy K Chesser, Carolyn R Ahlers-Schmidt, Sapna Shah-Haque
BACKGROUND: Adherence to childhood immunization schedules is a function of various factors. Given the increased use of technology as a strategy to increase immunization coverage- it is important to...
Hofstetter- Annika M, Vargas- Celibell Y, Kennedy- Allison, Kitayama- Ken & Stockwell- Melissa S
OBJECTIVE: To assess parental- provider- and medical staff opinions about text message reminder/recall for early childhood vaccination. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted between January...
Cates- Joan R, Ortiz- Rebecca R, North- Steve, Martin- Amanda, Smith- Richalle & Coyne-Beasley- Tamera
Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination is routinely recommended for U.S. adolescents ages 11 to 12 years- yet vaccine coverage remains low. Text message HPV immunization reminders to parents have...
Jacobson Vann- Julie C & Szilagyi- Peter
BACKGROUND: Immunization rates for children and adults are rising- but coverage levels have not reached optimal goals. As a result of low immunization rates- vaccine-preventable diseases still occur....
Peter E Nielsen, Ronald Poropatich, Lorien C Abroms, W Douglas Evans, Jasmine L Wallace
Mobile phones have been shown effective in several public health domains. However- there are few evaluations of the effectiveness of mobile health in health promotion. Also- although many studies...
Charles S Wiysonge, Tshepiso Ramafuthole, Robyn Kalan, Fatima Ebrahim, Kurt Allie , Mark Emmanuel Engel
INTRODUCTION: Low vaccine coverage is a major public health concern- the consequences of which contribute to around 1.5 million child deaths from vaccine-preventable diseases. Thus- innovative...
Frank Dong, Tracie Collins, Deborah Parra-Medina, Paula Cupertino, Nicole Rogers, Elizabeth Ablah, Carolyn R Ahlers-Schmidt
OBJECTIVE: Identify perceptions regarding benefits of and barriers to receiving text messages for immunization reminders and preferred content for such text messages. DESIGN: Structured interviews....
Chandir- Subash, et al.
This document describes an incentivized vaccination pilot in Pakistan where parents receive may win grocery shopping credit through lottery if they vaccinate their children. It also employs the use...
Stockwell- Melissa S, Westhoff- Carolyn, Kharbanda- Elyse Olshen, Vargas- Celibell Y, Camargo- Stewin, Vawdrey- David K & Casta {n}o- Paula M
OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the impact of influenza vaccine text message reminders in a low-income obstetric population. METHODS: We conducted a randomized controlled trial that enrolled 1187 obstetric...
Lorien Abroms, Elizabeth Murray, Peter Nielsen, Daniel Szekely, Jasmine Wallace Bihm, W Douglas Evans, Jeremy Snider
BACKGROUND: The use of mobile phone technologies for health promotion and disease prevention has advanced rapidly in recent years. Text4baby is a theory-based mobile health (mHealth) program in which...
Matheson- Elaine C, Derouin- Anne, Gagliano- Martha, Thompson- Julie A & Blood-Siegfried- Jane
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most frequently diagnosed sexually transmitted infection in the United States. It is associated with the development of cervical- anal-genital- and oral-pharyngeal...
Pierson- Rebecca C, Malone- Anita M & Haas- David M
Influenza infection is the cause of thousands of hospitalizations and deaths each year/ infection during pregnancy results in increased morbidity and mortality. Underserved women are particularly...
Hofstetter- Annika M, Vargas- Celibell Y, Camargo- Stewin, Holleran- Stephen, Vawdrey- David K, Kharbanda- Elyse Olshen & Stockwell- Melissa S
BACKGROUND: Influenza vaccination coverage is low- especially among low-income populations. Most doses are generally administered early in the influenza season- yet sustained vaccination efforts are...
Kharbanda- Elyse Olshen
Pregnant women and children are at increased risk of severe influenza infections. Despite existing recommendations- uptake of influenza vaccine in these vulnerable groups remains low. Text message...
the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
This article outlines official recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) to...
Dombkowski- Kevin J, Cowan- Anne E, Costello- Lauren E, Fisher- Allison M & Clark- Sarah J
Birmingham- Eileen, Catallozzi- Marina, Findley- Sally E, Vawdrey- David K, Kukafka- Rita & Stockwell- Melissa S
OBJECTIVE: To explore pediatric providers' perceived barriers to influenza vaccine delivery- and desired characteristics and potential concerns regarding an influenza vaccine alert integrated into...
Judith E. Glazner, Alison Saville, Allison Kempe, Brenda Beaty, Christina Suh, Jennifer Barrow, L. Miriam Dickinson, Laura Seewald, Lisa Abrams, Matthew F. Daley, Shannon Stokley, Steven Federico
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Effectiveness of recall for immunizations has not been examined in the setting of school-based health centers (SBHCs). We assessed (1) immunization rates achieved with...
Shifo
This report summarizes the results of performance indicators in a few selected districts and health facilities in Uganda with data from electronic health record system called MyChild. The report is...
Aaron Blumkin, Byung-Kwang Yoo, Joseph Stankaitis, Howard Brill, Stanley Schaffer, Cynthia M. Rand, Sharon G. Humiston, Christina Albertin, Peter G. Szilagyi, Shannon Stokley
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of a managed care-based patient reminder/recall system on immunization rates and preventive care visits among low-income adolescents. METHODS: We conducted a...
Denise Charron-Prochownik, Betty Braxter, Brenda Cassidy, Elizabeth A. Schlenk
INTRODUCTION: A quality improvement project was undertaken to determine if an evidence-based educational brochure and reminder system can increase human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine uptake and dose...
R. Kraus, R. Barth, S. G. Humiston, P. G. Szilagyi, L. E. Rodewald, R. F. Raubertas
Objective. To compare and measure the effects and cost-effectiveness of two interventions designed to raise immunization rates. Settings. Nine primary care sites serving impoverished and middle-class...
Diane Fairclough, Vijayalaxmi Chandramouli, Stephanie L. Phibbs, Simon J. Hambidge, John F. Steiner
OBJECTIVE: To test a stepped intervention of reminder/recall/case management to increase infant well-child visits and immunization rates. METHODS: We conducted a randomized- controlled- practical-...
Mehran S. Massoudi, Megan A. O' Brien, Donna Rusinak, Shawn R. McMahon, Hussain Yusuf, Cheryl D. Tierney, Tracy A. Lieu
OBJECTIVE: Strong scientific evidence and national recommendations support the use of reminder and recall messages to improve immunization coverage rates- yet reports have suggested that only a...
Maureen Kolasa, Shiming Dong, Laura B. Harrington, Lauren E. Costello, Kevin J. Dombkowski, Sarah J. Clark
BACKGROUND: Although previous studies have found reminder/recall to be effective in increasing immunization rates- little guidance exists regarding the specific ages at which it is optimal to send...
Heather Williver-Farr, Michelle L. Rogers, Kathleen H. Turner, Prudence W. Dalrymple, Mary K. Green, Lisl Zach
Diana Herrero, Heather Shull, Sarah Brewer, Dennis Gurfinkel, Sheri Eisert, Brenda Beaty, L. Miriam Dickinson, Alison W. Saville, Allison Kempe, Rachel Herlihy
Importance: Reminder/recall notifications used by primary care practices increase the rates of childhood immunizations- but fewer than 20% of primary care practitioners nationally deliver such...
L. Stern, A. Patel, J. Morfesis, G. Todd, M. Davis, E. Debevec, A. Roston
Objectives: To report on type of communication method selected by 19-26 year old women who have enrolled in a larger study evaluating the effect of patient reminders on HPV vaccination completion....
Peter A. Margolis, Ronald M. Kraus, Ann Chelminski, Julie C. Vann, Clayton Bordley, Peter G. Szilagyi, Lance E. Rodewald
CONTEXT: Immunization rates for children and adults remain below national goals. While experts recommend that health care professionals remind patients of needed immunizations- few practitioners...
Carol LaJeunesse, David W. Scheifele, Gordean L. Bjornson, Alison Bell
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether reminder notices would improve the timeliness of toddler-age vaccinations. DESIGN: Prospective- randomized- controlled trial. POPULATION STUDIED: Two convenience...
Mufuta Tshimanga, Gibson Mandozana, Tawanda Marufu, Notion Gombe, Daniel Chirundu, Donewell Bangure, Lucia Takundwa
BACKGROUND: Globally- non-attendance for immunization appointments remains a challenge to healthcare providers. A review of the 2011 immunization coverage for Kadoma City- Zimbabwe was 74% for Oral...
Froylan Garcia, Pamela Samuelson, Kristie K. Heck, Denise A. Hizon, Sarah M. Cousins, Kathleen A. Quan, Susan S. Huang
In implementing a hospital mandatory influenza vaccination policy, we developed an automated, real-time tracking and reminder system. Of 6,957 policy-covered individuals automatically identified,...