FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — eTrueNorth is now empowering retail pharmacies to supply COVID-19 vaccines rising entry for all Individuals. The corporate is using its confirmed expertise platform that has efficiently enabled COVID-19 testing at greater than 1,450 websites throughout the nation.
Whether or not vaccine supply packages can be found curbside, via pharmacy drive-throughs, or on the in-store pharmacy counter, eTrueNorth desires to do its half to extend entry to the COVID-19 vaccine. eTrueNorth can work with pharmacies of all sizes relating to vaccine administration utilizing a web site particular for the retail pharmacy banner. eTrueNorth is offering the wanted expertise to pharmacies that enables Individuals to:
- Reply vaccine eligibility questions and acquire knowledge which is required for immunization reporting (and may change with particular person state necessities)
- Schedule an appointment
- Full consents
- Create vouchers for vaccine to be administered on the pharmacy
- Whereas onsite for the primary vaccine dose, instantly schedule the second dose appointment for the suitable timeframe
- Obtain second vaccine appointment reminders through e-mail
Obligatory for the retail pharmacy, the eTrueNorth Vaccine Voucher Resolution permits for the gathering and safe switch of required data to the CDC Immunization Knowledge Clearinghouse (DCH).
“Our aim was to overcome obstacles which can be stopping a quicker rollout of vaccines,” mentioned Michael McEntee, eTrueNorth’s Chief Science Officer. “Now we have eradicated two of probably the most important points that pharmacies face at this time when providing COVID-19 vaccines. Now we have a confirmed expertise platform that may collect the required knowledge and securely ship that knowledge to the CDC DCH. As well as, whereas onsite for the primary vaccine dose, our platform permits the person to be instantly scheduled for the second vaccine appointment.”
Whereas pharmacies are accustomed to gathering and sending vaccine knowledge to state registries, the federal authorities is requiring new knowledge factors reminiscent of race and ethnicity to be collected and securely transmitted to the CDC.
JoLynn Coleman, eTrueNorth’s Vice President of Pharmacy Options, commented that the eTrueNorth Vaccine Voucher Resolution offers a complete resolution to retail pharmacies. “Pharmacies very a lot need to be actively taking part within the nationwide effort to immunize Individuals towards COVID-19. We may help pharmacies be efficient and environment friendly in administering the vaccines,” Coleman mentioned. “This expertise solves for lots of the challenges pharmacies face.”
Crucial to the success of COVID-19 vaccine packages is the flexibility to encourage people to get the second dose vaccine on the applicable time.
“We listened and realized shortly that many retail pharmacies want entry to a web based useful resource that may present the crucial infrastructure wanted for scheduling, consent and the essential reminder to people to schedule their second vaccine,” McEntee mentioned. “The eTrueNorth platform can seamlessly carry out eligibility affirmation, scheduling, voucher creation and consent parts, in addition to schedule and remind the person of the second vaccine dose. Plus, we’ve infrastructure in place to speak knowledge with the CDC. We hope our expertise permits many extra pharmacies to actively take part within the COVID-19 immunization effort of Individuals.”
eTrueNorth is within the forefront of public well being initiatives. In early April, eTrueNorth started its participation within the drive-through COVID-19 testing web site program in partnership with the U.S. Division of Well being & Human Providers. With some 700 websites throughout the nation, eTrueNorth has responded by enabling greater than 1.7 million COVID-19 assessments over the past six months alone. Sooner or later, eTrueNorth will proceed to assist COVID-19 assessments, antibody assessments and coordination of vaccine supply. eTrueNorth is working to implement its infrastructure for different public well being issues, reminiscent of HIV and Hep C testing, in addition to for upkeep of persistent ailments reminiscent of diabetes and coronary heart illness. Confirmed methods and medical experience put together the corporate to deal with public well being issues, identified and unknown.