Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Reaching Gold Standards through Collaboration

Kendall Patterson, Public Health, Immunizations Program, State of Delaware, 417 Federal Street, Dover, DE, USA

Learning Objectives for this Presentation:
By the end of the presentation participants will be able to:
1.Create an environment for collaboration
2.Identify collaboration partners
3.Understand the technical and business challenges
4.Develop business processes that address collaboration challenges

Achieving “Gold Standard” data has always been a challenge for IIS managers. Typically the record at the medical home has been the standard. However with economic pressures, MOGE, and new vaccine recommendations the medical home record is no longer the definitive record. These changes dictate that the local IIS be able to receive and compile data from different entry points to create the “New Standard”. This can only be done by establishing a collaborative relationship with insurance providers, medical providers and state agencies.

Various Public Health Departments, School Districts, Insurance Providers

Anyone who collects, submits or compiles immunization data

Project Description:
IIS managers will be exposed to an instructional presentation that will:
1. Challenge their thoughts about data gathering
2. Display how public and private sectors work together
3. Apply non-conventional solutions to the challenges of data collection

Results/Lessons Learned:
By partnering with the private sector and other state agencies we are able to
1.Backfill VACAttack
2.Verify that the proper immunizations were given
3.Verify that medical providers are submitting timely reports
4.Have a natural mechanism for tracking MOGE