Increasing adult immunization rates takes more than a committed physician champion-leader; it also requires a member of the health care team and staff to implement the standing orders, optimize billing methods, and convey the importance of vaccines to patients. Training, empowering, and recognizing these powerful members of the health care team not only taps into their enthusiasm and important role, but will help grow and sustain your vaccine practice moving forward.
ACP invites all I Raise the Rates champions to nominate a member of their health care team to be their Chief Vaccination Officer or CVO. Select a nurse, medical assistant, practice manager or pharmacist working in your practice to:
- Receive training on the importance of adult immunizations and how team members can help protect all of the practice’s patients. This series of three, one-hour webinars will be scheduled to accommodate availability and will be led by nurses and other team members who have been CVOs.
- Have telephone support for implementing a change to improve vaccinations in-practice.
- Be recognized nationally as a CVO.
- Have an opportunity to win an iPad and attend ACP’s Internal Medicine Meeting in San Diego, CA from March 30-April 1, all expenses paid, based on documenting the most impact.
In addition, champions who nominate a staff member as their CVO will receive $150 support to provide lunch for their clinic staff, providing an opportunity to promote adult immunization and celebrate the team who helps you do it.
For more information contact Diane Carroll from the New Jersey Immunization Network.