Digital child immunisation service Gathering parental and guardian consent electronically for child immunisations

Inhealthcare currently provides digital immunisation consent and health questionnaires to more than 150,000 parents and guardians as part of school aged immunisation programmes at five different NHS organisations in the UK.

These digital pathways provide parents and guardians with a fully digital solution to enrol their children on immunisation programmes, avoiding the traditional manual paper based processes and providing parents and guardians with more information on the benefits of immunisation programmes.

The solution provides massive efficiencies for healthcare providers as the solution automates the process of triage and removes any manual transcription of data into clinical systems.The digital child immunisation service enables consent from parents to be gathered at speed, avoiding the need for written letters to be sent home to parents.

How does the service work?

Working with community providers and schools across Yorkshire and Humberside the service works by sending parents an email with a unique link to a questionnaire, specific to their child. The parents or guardian complete the questionnaire and the information is fed securely back to Inhealthcare.

Once the information reaches Inhealthcare, a notification is raised for healthcare professionals to review the response. The list of patients eligible for immunisation can be found via our Inhealthcare Professional app, and the healthcare professional can note the vaccine information which is transferred back into the community record.

The solution has been evaluated by City Health and Care Partnership and we have found the following outcomes from a Flu Immunisation study:

ā— 50% reduction in time spent in schools for vaccination sessions

ā— Increased first wave uptake within one region to 83%

Benefits of the digital child immunisation programme
Consent can be gathered from patients and guardians at speed

Parents and healthcare professionals no longer have to rely on manual paperwork, consent information is delivered at speed

Reduces costs

Spend on postage stamps is eliminated

Simple to use for patients of all ages
Removes all paperwork and manual processes

Letters are no longer sent home to patients and healthcare professionals can review all information on each child via an easy to use app

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