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This project aimed to improve pneumococcal vaccine protection for high-risk patients in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences multiple myeloma and rheumatology clinics. Read about the interventions, accomplishments and impact of...
By: Lea A. Mabry, M.Ed.; Alison Caballero, MPH, CHES; Mary Burgess, MD; Timothy Atkinson, EdD; Richelle Thompson, EdS; Robert Hopkins Jr., MD, MACP, FAAP
The overall project goal is to affect changes to improve pneumococcal vaccination uptake and patient care in three ambulatory specialty practices at a tertiary university medical center.
By: Andrzej Kulczycki, PhD
The goal of this project is to promote awareness of the utility of pneumococcal vaccination in patients with immunocompromising and chronic inflammatory conditions on immunosuppressive therapy through the education of healthcare providers.
By: Saira Z. Sheikh, MD; Emily McCormick; Teresa Dickson; Matthew Underwood; Mildred Kwan, MD, PhD
Patients with rheumatic diseases are at increased risk of invasive pneumococcal disease. This quality improvement project aimed to decrease the proportion of veterans due for vaccination.
By: Sarah Homann, MD, MPH; Lauren Mitchell, BA; Howard Fuchs, MD; Michelle Ormseth, MD, MSCI; Robert Dittus, MD, MPH; Christianne Roumie, MD, MPH
Our experience has shown that a framework for a multidisciplinary approach to pre-visit planning in non-primary care specialties within internal medicine can be utilized for other preventative efforts in the future.
By: Rebecca Shafer, MD; Ankita Sagar, MD, MPH
This study suggests that a multimodal intervention using a nurse-driven workflow utilizing a SMO is a useful tool in improving pneumococcal vaccination rates in a rheumatology clinic.
By: Elena K. Joerns, MD; Nagendra Pokala, MD; Joan S. Reisch, PhD; Dan (Clarie) Wang, BS; Reuben Arasaratnam, MD; Bonnie L. Bermas, MD; Puneet Bajaj, MD, MPH
To support initiatives to improve public health through the education of healthcare providers and patients, the Alliance and Pfizer partnered to create opportunities focused on increasing immunization rates of adults who are at increased risk for...
By: Ruth Adewuya, Theodore Bruno, Mindi Daiga, John R. Kues, Sara C. Miller
In August 2020, the Medical Education Companies (MEC) Member Section held a webinar aimed at addressing key questions that had been prioritized by MEC members as important topics related to the impacts of COVID-19 on independent medical...
By: Caroline O. Pardo, Allison Kickel and Brittany Puster