search

UMD     This Site





Public health officials in Tarrant County, Texas recently used eMedCheck as part of their Hepatitis A vaccination clinic, and discovered the tool developed by Associate Professor Jeffrey Herrmann's (ME/ISR) research team cut their average screening time in half.

Tarrant County Public Health held a drive-thru clinic for free hepatitis A shots at Pennington Field Stadium in Bedford, Texas on June 20. The clinic was targeted to food handlers, first responders, day care workers, school personnel and those working in health care.

Pre-screening potential recipients at a mass vaccination clinic is important. But the task is time-consuming, rules can be confusing, and paper forms are not efficient. The Tarrant County staff decided to use eMedCheck v.3.1, an electronic medication screening form that can be run on a PDA device.

Herrmann's group developed and released this version of eMedCheck specifically for hepatitis A screening, which made it easy for Tarrant County public health officials to use the software in their clinic. With eMedCheck, the officials found the average screening time was about half as long as manual screening.

eMedCheck can be obtained free of charge by downloading a zip file that includes a user's guide, installation guide, medication screening form, and the software (which includes the application and a database). Instructions for downloading the software and installing it on a Palm PDA also are included.

Download eMedCheck here.



June 26, 2009


«Previous Story  

 

 

Current Headlines

Clark School Participates in Solar Eclipse

Researchers part of two NSF Neural & Cognitive Systems grants worth more than $1.2 million

ISR researchers win additional $948K NSF Neural and Cognitive Systems grant

Schonfeld, Ryzhov team up for NSF EAGER grant

Yu Named ASME Fellow

Khaligh-led student team wins award at IEEE IFEC competition

Former postdoc Eirini Tsiropoulou named to IEEE ComSoc "rising stars" list

TEDCO Invests $1M into Innovative Companies Including Rajeev Barua’s Startup SecondWrite LLC

Banis wins poster design award at Global Grand Challenges Summit

ISR faculty leading bio-inspired robotics and transportation electrification REUs

 
 
Back to top  
Home Clark School Home UMD Home