Waiting Room Solutions®, a leading web-based EHR and PM provider, has announced its newly established connection to the Florida SHOTS (State Health Online Tracking System) database as a Certified Data Upload Provider.
Florida SHOTS (State Health Online Tracking System) is a free, statewide, centralized online immunization registry. Through the registry, system users can access confidential immunization information via a secure electronic system, aiding both healthcare providers and schools in keeping track of immunization records. Users are able to access patient records from other providers, verify immunization statuses and schedules, upload historical data and immunization histories, register new patients with vaccination information, and produce and print the 680 form required for child-care and school admittance. This helps ensure that children receive all vaccinations needed to protect them from dangerous vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles, mumps, diphtheria, polio, varicella, and others.
Another benefit of the system is immunization forecasting, through which providers can determine the immunizations a child needs based on past immunization history, age, and medical conditions. The program is endorsed by various reputable organizations, such as the Florida Medical Association, and is a trusted and secure resource.
As a Florida SHOTS Certified Data Upload Provider, Waiting Room Solutions will enhance its EHR software by offering a direct link to the Florida SHOTS system. The Data Upload feature is easy to use and allows clients to efficiently upload, access, and track new and historical patient shot records. Immunization records can be transferred from the WRS system to the Florida SHOTS database in under four minutes, saving time and eliminating the costs associated with other methods of documentation. Data can be uploaded in several formats, including HL7, pipe delimited, comma delimited, and fixed length. This data exchange capability satisfies a requirement of the ONC “meaningful use” criteria, which states that EHRs must be able to submit electronic data to immunization registries.
“Through this newly established connection with Florida SHOTS, our Floridian clients will be able to enjoy the plethora of benefits associated with their extensive database,” said Dr. Lawrence Gordon, Founder and CEO of Waiting Room Solutions. “The Florida SHOTS system helps practices become more efficient with their time, expenses, and record management, and we are pleased to be able to offer a direct connection through our software.”