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Give patients access to vaccine records with CHIRP
e-Reports, July 23, 2012
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You can now empower your patients to manage their child’s care by allowing them direct access to immunization records using a new web application within the Children and Hoosier’s Immunization Registry Program (CHIRP).

Called MyVaxIndiana, the program enables parents to view vaccine history and recommended immunizations from any computer. All YOU need to do is provide the patient a personal identification number, granting specific access to the record they have requested. The system also includes an instruction guide that can be printed or emailed to parents.

“With this tool, Hoosiers will have a number of options as to how their data can be viewed and saved, including the ability to print an official vaccine record, save the file as a PDF, download the record into a file format that may be compatible with their personal health record system and have it faxed,” explained State Health Commissioner Gregory Larkin, M.D.

Dr. Larkin recommended setting up access at the time a patient is in for a usual vaccine visit. In addition to providing a printed immunization history, you can offer online access to MyVaxIndiana for future use and to compare vaccination records for accuracy.

CHIRP is a free Internet-based, statewide program designed to help you and other health care providers track immunization records of all Hoosiers. Some of the registry’s features include:

  • Immediate access to immunization records of a patient previously seen elsewhere
  • Ability to track vaccine inventory by lot number
  • Accurate forecasting to prevent invalid or unneeded doses of vaccine
  • Display feature stating why a vaccine marked invalid does not meet ACIP guidelines
  • Reminder cards and letters to patients

CHIRP maintains data on more than 6.5 million patient records and 40 million vaccinations. Approximately 8,300 users representing physician practices, community health centers, hospitals, public health departments, schools and daycare centers access and enter data into the program.

Find out how you can register to use CHIRP or call (317) 234-2584.

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