Florida SHOTS Blog

Florida SHOTS Blog

  • May
    03

    If your office participates in data exchange, you can run several helpful reports within Florida SHOTS to ensure that your vaccine records are uploading successfully. During our monthly webinar, we cover everything you need to know to monitor your uploads for errors and review your transaction history. Click HERE to register for the webinar on Wednesday, May 15, at 2:00pm!

    Tags: training webinar data quality
  • May
    03

    Reminder/Recall is one of the many valuable tools within Florida SHOTS. This month, we're here to help you utilize this tool to start getting your patients up-to-date before the back-to-school rush! During our live webinar, participants will learn how to generate lists to identify patients who are due, or will be due, for any childhood and adolescent vaccines. We will also demonstrate how to refine your list, print mailing labels, and document "Contact Attempts" to help keep your patients on schedule.

    Click below to register!

    Wednesday, May 8, 12:30pm

    Wednesday, May 15, 12:30pm* Spanish

    Thursday, May 30, 12:00pm

    Tags: training webinar reminder recall vaccination schedule
  • Apr
    22

    Accurate data in Florida SHOTS leads to easier reporting, more efficient workflow, and better patient care. Real-time data exchange allows for instant shot data processing and reporting. It also eliminates duplicate data entry—reducing the chance for errors.

    Remember: as of June 30, 2019, all data exchange participants will be required to use real-time interfaces. If you aren't already using real-time data exchange, check with your software provider about switching as soon as possible.

    For more information or a personalized data quality analysis, contact our Data Quality Specialist: Gretchen Cotter: (786) 271-6453 or [email protected]

     

    COMPLETE. CORRECT. CURRENT.

    Tags: data quality data upload updates
  • Apr
    03

    From January 1 to March 21, 2019, 314* individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 15 states. CDC is asking for healthcare workers’ help to ensure that all patients are up-to-date on MMR vaccine. When it comes to vaccinations, parents trust the expertise of their doctors and nurses more than anyone else. Explain to patients that MMR vaccine is the best protection against measles infection.

    What Should Clinicians Do?

    • Discuss the importance of MMR vaccine with parents. Listen and respond to parents’ questions. When parents have questions, it does not necessarily mean they won’t accept vaccines. Sometimes, they simply want your answers to their questions.
    • Use Florida SHOTS to ensure all patients are up-to-date on measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine.
      • Children need 2 doses of MMR: one dose at 12 to 15 months and another dose at 4 to 6 years.
      • Before any international travel, infants 6 to 11 months need 1 dose of MMR vaccine, children 12 months and older need 2 doses separated by at least 28 days, and teenagers and adults who do not have evidence of immunity against measles need 2 doses separated by at least 28 days.

    For more information, including guidelines for patient evaluation, diagnosis, and management, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/measles/hcp/index.html

    *Case count is preliminary and subject to change.

    Tags: CDC Vaccinations MMR
  • Apr
    03

    By July 1, 2019, all data uploads will be moving to real-time web services. With web services, uploads occur automatically, so as soon as Florida SHOTS receives the records from your electronic health record (EHR), the shots are processed immediately! This means your office can instantly create and print the DH Form 680 and immunization history forms without duplicate data entry.

    If your office is currently using a “batch” process to upload your immunizations, make sure to contact your software provider to ask about real-time and bi-directional web services, as Florida SHOTS will no longer accept batch files after June 30, 2019. Your EHR company will need to move to real-time web services for your shots to upload and post.

    Tags: data upload updates
  • Apr
    03

    We've heard from Florida SHOTS users across the state and during our live webinars this month we will address a few of the most frequently requested topics. We will review and demonstrate how to add/end staff access, generate a Reminder/Recall report, create a 680 Form, and address duplicate records.

    Click below to register!

    Thursday, April 4, 12:30pm

    Tuesday, April 9, 12:30pm* Spanish

    Wednesday, April 17, 12:00pm

    Tags: training webinar reminder recall 680s