Use EHR to Improve Patients’ Vaccination Rates
By Ellen Terry


If you are working to improve the vaccination rates among your patients, don’t underrate your electronic health record (EHR) as a tool. has some practical suggestions for how you can use your EHR to track immunization rates and reach your patients who need specific vaccines by generating:  

  • Patient lists; 
  • Query-based reports; 
  • Benchmark comparisons; 
  • Reminders and order sets for vaccines;
  • Follow-up appointments for next in series; and
  • Patient education materials.   

The company also has documents specific to eClinicalWorks, Epic, and Cerner EHR products. 

TMA Can Help   

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Note: publication of this material does not constitute TMA’s endorsement of Merck, Merck Vaccines, or any of the companies’ activities.

Last Updated On

April 26, 2018

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Ellen Terry

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Ellen Terry has been writing, editing, and managing communication projects at TMA since 2000. She hails from Victoria, Texas; has a journalism degree from Texas State University; and loves to read great fiction. Ellen and her husband have two grown sons and a couple of cats.

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