Waiting Room Solutions® (WRS), 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.”
About Florida SHOTS
Florida SHOTS (State Health Online Tracking System) is a free, statewide, centralized online immunization registry that helps health-care providers and schools keep track of immunization records. Its mission is to develop public or private partnerships between health-care providers to share electronic immunization data. This information will be used as a tool to increase and maintain childhood immunization levels, and to eliminate vaccine-preventable diseases.
The registry is authorized by Section 381.003, F.S. It is a program of the Florida Department of Health Bureau of Immunization.
Florida SHOTS is endorsed by the Florida Pediatric Society, Florida Medical Association, Florida Osteopathic Medical Association, Florida Academy of Family Physicians, and the Florida Association of Health Plans, Inc.
About Waiting Room Solutions
Waiting Room Solutions (waitingroomsolutions.com) is the leading web-based provider of fully integrated EMR and Practice Management software solutions for over 32 medical specialties. Waiting Room Solutions seamlessly integrates all of the clinical and business functions required for healthcare providers, including: Electronic Medical Records, Revenue Cycle Management, Personal Health Records, electronic prescribing (ERx), scheduling, website creation and content management, messaging, fax, order tracking, and billing -- all at an affordable price. 2011 Waiting Room Solutions Web Based EHR and Practice Management System V4.0 is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR on January 11, 2011 by CCHIT. The 2011/2012 criteria support the Stage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The system is also a CCHIT Certified® 2011 Ambulatory EHR. Waiting Room Solutions is a Surescripts® Solution Provider for its web-based Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and Practice Management System (PM) V4.0. The EMR and PM V4.0 is Surescripts certified for prescription routing messaging. It has been designed and built by successful medical professionals, who leveraged their expertise to help other healthcare providers with similar issues. Waiting Room Solutions continues to be recognized for its cutting edge technology.