Effect of a Computerized Alert on Emergency Department Hepatitis A Vaccination in Homeless Patients During a Large Regional Outbreak.

@article{Castillo2018EffectOA,
  title={Effect of a Computerized Alert on Emergency Department Hepatitis A Vaccination in Homeless Patients During a Large Regional Outbreak.},
  author={Edward M. Castillo and Theodore C. Chan and Vaishal M. Tolia and Nicholas A Trumm and Robert A. Powell and Jesse J. Brennan and Allyson A. Kreshak},
  journal={The Journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2018},
  volume={55 6},
  pages={
          764-768
        }
}
BACKGROUND While the overall incidence of hepatitis A has declined markedly since the introduction of a vaccine, sporadic cases and outbreaks of the disease continue to occur. OBJECTIVE Our aim was to evaluate the effectiveness of an electronic health record (EHR) provider alert as part of an outbreak-control vaccination program implemented in the emergency department (ED). METHODS We conducted a retrospective study assessing the impact of a Best Practice Alert (BPA) built into an EHR to… 
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