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Using Data and Outreach to Distribute COVID-19 Vaccines Equitably

Jefferson Health, Hennepin Healthcare, and Parkland Health and Hospital System used EHR data and patient engagement efforts to equitably distribute vaccines to the communities hardest hit by COVID-19.

Jefferson Health, Hennepin Healthcare, and Parkland Health and Hospital System are using electronic health record data to identify disparities in vaccination rates and prioritize outreach efforts to the people and neighborhoods disparately affected by COVID-19. Each organization is pairing these efforts with campaigns to address barriers and build trust regarding the safety and efficacy of the vaccines.

How they did it:

  • Identified highest risk patients based on race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic disparities
  • Contacted vaccine-eligible patients using MyChart, phone, letter, text
  • Partnered with civic organizations and community groups to improve vaccine acceptance
  • Tracked overall distribution of vaccines with respect to patient race and ethnicity

Read the full article at EpicShare.org.