In the middle of the pandemic, WHO and experts work on the medication and research for coronavirus. Advise the people, supplying the medicines and food to the needy. They kept on tracking the pandemic and its outcomes & way forwards.
Vaccine saves the lives of many people and helps many to overcome the virus with better immunity. The government has started vaccination on recording things with pen and paper.
It gives the remembrance of polio and its eradication from the world via the vaccine campaign. As India is the country with the second-largest population, experts and doctors get scared of dealing with it, but then too they go door-door to provide vaccines and that effort eradicates polio in 2014 from the country.
Polio eradication was done in India without technology and it takes many years to overcome the problem. Covid situations are worse; those might not be possible without technology!
How did Information Technology help in vaccination programs?
Technology helps the process of immunization very efficiently. There are many stakeholders who are managing the process, the primary stakeholders are patients, nurses, operators and other staff and the secondary staff includes the doctors, administrative staff etc.
But here when it comes to vaccination; the major role of stakeholders is played by technology. There are many benefits of the technology in the immunization process but we are discussing plenty of them.
What are the key drivers of the technology?
The n numbers of vaccines are in the supply chain and so on the demand side, the medications are transported on a larger scale from any point of the city. Tracking is done with the help of technology to know the current status of the supplies.
It can be easy to know if the supplies got stuck somewhere, or maybe in case of delays.
Searching for vaccine providers:
On a large scale, people are affected more due to viruses and are in need of vaccines.
The technology providers maintain the portals in which the vaccine providers are located so that one can easily search for vaccines. CDC portal is currently working for the data management of searching vaccines.
There are the worst cases of getting vulnerable after being vaccinated. The CDC portal provides information on eligibility and it will help people to gain knowledge. CDC has made guidelines from the discussion of an advisory committee on immunization practices.
This works like a scheduling appointment protocol. It prevents the overcrowding of the people at vaccination centres.
The fear across the public is widely seen for vaccines. Somehow the government balances the situation with social media, campaigns and basic group awareness.
The communication of vaccine status is important for the person and the automatically generated report which deals as a communication drive.
The certification process makes it better in communicating that vaccination is done, and the government is not leaking any personal information invalidating QR codes for the approvals of vaccination. The World Health Organization does not back the use of vaccine passports for travel yet, due to considering it not equitable for countries unable to achieve mass vaccinations.
Data reporting and analytics:
The country on the larger scale access the data from the EHRs, data labs and that helps in monitoring the statistics and current status.
What are the platforms of immunization digitalization?
There are many companies that made progressive things on digital platforms like Microsoft, Salesforce, Accenture and Infosys. The vaccine management portal is created by the companies to provide end-to-end data vaccines.
It contains the process like vaccine tracking, vaccine providers, availability check, scheduling and reporting.
Patients, doctors, nurses and other operators are the primary users of these platforms. They experience the glitch-free notion while using these platforms. But there are some implications that need to be taken into consideration. Those are as follows:
- It creates simple interfaces that everyone can easily understand and programme well. As the elder generation face problem in many activities like online scheduling, appointing and so on. In such a scenario IVR setup is done in different languages.
- These will help the workflow for being smooth for all the stakeholders, considering the users, vaccinators, health officials, to interact more. For example, it will send automated messages to schedule the vaccine through IVR centers.
- It will act as a supportive agent to the patient by keeping the data updated with EMR immunization records. Adhere to the QR codes to get scanned and allows the statements for immunization records with the help of EMRs.
Healthcare technology is an advanced factor in the pandemic for casting the vaccination growth and features. Healthcare providers and researchers give the platform to stay straight in rain times.