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7 Tips to Improve Your Student Immunization Tracking Process

August 26, 2020

Your immunization tracking process helps you prepare healthcare students for participation in clinical rotation and residency programs. However, with all the various requirements of the different programs, it can be challenging to efficiently collect, verify, and send student health data to clinical affiliates.

In addition, your tracking process also needs to maintain compliance with data protection rules set by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Lastly, new standards for health and safety brought by COVID-19 make it even more critical to run an effective student immunization tracking program.

How to Improve Your Student Immunization Tracking Process

The immunization tracking process is complex and time-intensive, and it requires the cooperation of students with your school and clinical affiliates. Despite the challenges of collecting and verifying large amounts of student health data, you can take specific steps to improve your process and keep it moving at a healthy and efficient pace. 

The following actions will help you realize the benefits of an efficient and compliant immunization management program:

  1. Establish a reasonable timeline. 
  2. Communicate requirements clearly. 
  3. Establish safe & secure reporting. 
  4. Automate manual processes. 
  5. Use automation technology. 
  6. Involve healthcare professionals. 
  7. Integrate with applicable systems

Discover the key components of effective immunization tracking programs, learn how to bring your program into full compliance, and understand the benefits of an immunization compliance management system that integrates with student background and drug screening.