FluAlert: Influenza Vaccine Alerts for Providers in the Electronic Health Record

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01146899
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 22, 2010
Last Update Posted : June 24, 2014
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Melissa Stockwell, MD, MPH, Columbia University

Brief Summary:
Childhood influenza coverage rates are far below rates for the other childhood vaccinations. Increasing influenza vaccine coverage rates is important not only for the health of the child, but for that of the child's household and community. Yet,influenza vaccine delivery rates at pediatric clinics are low, even when the vaccine is available. The proposed project will take advantage of existing health information technology to tailor, implement and evaluate influenza vaccine alerts in the electronic health record (EHR) for pediatric providers to help improve health care decision making.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Influenza Other: Provider Alert Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 6145 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: FluAlert: Influenza Vaccine Alerts for Providers in the Electronic Health Record
Study Start Date : December 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2013

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MedlinePlus related topics: Flu Flu Shot

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Provider Alert
Provider receives alert for patient visit
Other: Provider Alert
Provider influenza vaccine alert
Other Name: alert for provider in electronic health record

No Intervention: No Alert
No alert provided

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. influenza vaccination [ Time Frame: September through March 2011-2012 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Documentation of reason for vaccine refusal [ Time Frame: Sept 2011-March 2012 ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Months to 75 Years   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Medical (medical doctor/nurse practitioner (MD/NP)) or nursing providers (registered nurse, licensed practical nurse (RN/LPN)) at participating practices
  • Parents of a child 6 months - 18 years who is a patient at one of the participating ACN practice
  • Parents fluent in English or Spanish
  • Children 6 months- 18 years with visit to participating practice during influenza season

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01146899

United States, New York
Columbia University Medical Center/ NewYork Presbyterian Hospital Ambulatory Care Network
New York, New York, United States, 10032
Sponsors and Collaborators
Columbia University
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Principal Investigator: Melissa S Stockwell, MD MPH Columbia University

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Melissa Stockwell, MD, MPH, Asst Prof of Pediatrics and Population and Family Health, Columbia University Identifier: NCT01146899     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AAAE4956
1R18HS018158-01 ( U.S. AHRQ Grant/Contract )
First Posted: June 22, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 24, 2014
Last Verified: June 2014

Keywords provided by Melissa Stockwell, MD, MPH, Columbia University:
influenza, vaccine, clinical decision support

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Influenza, Human
Orthomyxoviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs