Dr. Jim Bowring’s “TheVaccinator” Certified by HIMSS

Dr. Jim Bowring

Healthercare IT News announced in March that TheVaccinator, a computer program designed by Dr. Jim Bowring, Professor of Computer Science at the College of Charleston, has been certified by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s (HIMSS) Immunization Integration Program.

The initiative, according the HIMSS website, is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approved for health IT certification by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, and is designed to improve the quality and timeliness of immunization-related data public health departments’ exchange with private providers.

Bowring’s computer program manages immunization records according to parameters set by the client and incorporates standard requirements of regulatory agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control. These immunization records include, for example, details of doses of vaccines given, schedules, inventories, manufacturers, insurers, and adverse reactions(VAERS.)

TheVaccinator also produces necessary certificates, including customized and agency-mandated reports and is designed for ease-of-use in tracking and reporting immunizations and related data. TheVaccinator runs stand-alone or as client/server.

Having more accurate data during clinical encounters enables doctors and nurses to deliver better care by having a patient’s history and a forecast to know what shots a person needs, for example.

For more information about the TheVaccinator and find out more about Bowring’s LLC company, MedicAllInOne, see medicallinone.com.

 

 

About Lisa Hase-Jackson

Lisa M. Hase-Jackson received her MA in English from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas and an MFA in Creative Writing from Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She is the Communications Assistant for the Department of Computer Science at the College of Charleston and occasionally adjunct teaches for the English Department.