Immunizations in Primary Care Study

Study Description and Methods

This study is a pilot test of a Web-based electronic system designed to calculate the actual costs that practices incur when providing different types of immunizations. The purpose of this project is to determine the feasibility for using this electronic system for tracking immunization data and to gather information regarding the barriers that practices encounter while using the system. This research project is being conducted by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) National Research Network (NRN) and the State Chapters of the AAFP.

Specific Aims and Objectives

The specific aims of this project are to:

  1. Determine the feasibility of using an electronic system for tracking immunization information at a practice level.
  2. Understand the barriers that practices encounter while using the electronic system for tracking their immunization information.
  3. Determine the usefulness of the electronic system for tracking immunization information in primary care practices.
  4. Determine whether facilitators trained in the electronic system are helpful to practices while they are using the system.

Timeline

This project is being conducted from January 2010 through December 2010.

Status

This project has been completed.

Contact Information

The Principal Investigator for this project is Doug Campos-Outcalt, MD, MPA, Clinical Sciences Analyst for the AAFP.

Co-Investigators are: James M. Galliher, PhD, and Elizabeth Stewart, PhD, with the AAFP National Research Network; and Michelle McDermott, MS, with the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, CO.

For additional information on this project, please contact:
AAFP National Research Network
1-800-274-2237 x3180
nrn@aafp.org

 


This study is funded by a grant from Sanofi Pasteur.