Texas physicians soon will have an easier time accessing and submitting vaccination records when using the Texas Immunization Registry (ImmTrac2), according to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), which runs the registry.
Starting Jan. 1, 2021, physician offices, hospitals, pharmacies, and other entities that vaccinate people will be able to check vaccine information and submit records in real time through their electronic health records (EHRs), DSHS announced Friday.
Currently, physicians and others who vaccinate must send patient information via encrypted files to DSHS. They also can access ImmTrac2 records via the DSHS website, but not through EHRs.
In preparation for the Jan. 1 change, ImmTrac2 is accepting requests to begin the two-way data exchange from all authorized entities with certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT).
Find more information on the DSHS website or via email.
ImmTrac2 is designed to improve vaccination rates by helping people keep their vaccine records in order for life. Texas residents who sign up can have their children’s immunization records stored for free, allowing physicians, schools, and others who need to know which shots they have and which they don’t. People 18 and older must fill out an ImmTrac2 consent form or their records will be deleted by their 26th birthday.
Last Updated On
June 26, 2020
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June 26, 2020