Despite the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine becoming available to the public in 2006, there has been a continuing rise of HPV-associated cancers documented in the United States. There is speculation as to why the rates of HPV is not rising. One possibility is the missed opportunity of introducing the subject during busy pediatric examinations. The aim of this study is to determine if an EMR reminder will increase the administration of Human Papillomavirus vaccine within the pediatric clinic. A random chart audit was conducted in the pediatric clinic. Charts were reviewed before and after the implementation of HPV vaccination reminder into the Electronic Medical record (EMR). Inclusion criteria included adolescents between 9-18 and were patients of TTUHSC El Paso Pediatric clinic. Records were reviewed between January 2013 to December 2015. From the data collected, there was an increase in the percentage of HPV vaccination administered in the pediatric department.Prior to the implementation of HPV vaccine pop-up reminder, 33.5% of the patients received the vaccine. After implementation of the HPV vaccine reminder pop -up, the percentage increased to 52.9%. An HPV vaccine EMR reminder demonstrated to increase the HPV vaccination rates within the pediatric department. Further study id warranted to investigate the long term benefits to a pop-up reminder in the EMR.
Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Reminders for Improving the HPV Vaccination Rates within the Pediatric Population
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Maria Theresa M. Villanos, Kimberly Ferris, Bracamontes Christina, Melissa Mendez, Jennifer Molokwu; Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Reminders for Improving the HPV Vaccination Rates within the Pediatric Population. Pediatrics May 2018; 142 (1_MeetingAbstract): 396. 10.1542/peds.142.1MA4.396
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