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App Challenge Winner Docket to Add Immunization Data for Individuals
James Daniel | January 9, 2019
The first in an occasional series of “Where are they now?” posts about past ONC Challenge winners
It’s been a little more than a year since the Docket app won the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s (ONC) Move Health Data Forward (MHDF) Challenge, focused on helping consumers consolidate and share their health data. At a recent check in with the Docket team, ONC learned that Docket is continuing to improve patient access by adding new functionality that will allow consumers to access their personal and family immunization records.
Immunization Information Systems Help Track Vaccinations
James Daniel | August 27, 2014
Did you know there are health IT tools that can help you and your providers track your vaccinations?
They are known as Immunization information systems. These systems are confidential, population-based, computerized systems that record all vaccination doses administered by participating providers to people within a given area.
Improving Public Health through Health IT
James Daniel | April 28, 2014
About Public Health Reporting
You’ve heard about disease outbreaks of flu, measles, and salmonella on the news. Have you ever wondered how disease outbreaks are detected and tracked? Local and state public health departments rely on information from health care providers. Traditionally, this information was reported by paper, phone, and fax. Health IT tools can provide a faster and more accurate way of moving critical information from providers to health departments where outbreaks are identified, tracked,
Park Rx: Using Technology to connect us to Nature
James Daniel | April 8, 2014
You may have heard of e-prescribing, the electronic generation and transmission of medical prescriptions, but have you heard of Park Prescription (Park Rx)?
Park Rx is a public health initiative propelling healthy communities, and it’s worthy of the spotlight. It is a program under the National Park Service’s (NPS) Healthy Parks Healthy People US initiative.