Mobile app delivers adult immunization recommendations

The American College of Physicians (ACP) announced on July 2 the availability of a free iPhone/iPad app that provides information on adult immunizations. The ACP Immunization Advisor enables physicians to search by age or underlying medical circumstance, or browse a library to determine the vaccines their adult patients need.

The content in ACP Immunization Advisor is based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s 2012 Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Adult Immunization Schedule.  ACP said the new app makes the guidelines for adult vaccination developed by CDC easier to access and use within the context of patient care.

The latest immunization news and updates from ACP are also available.

“ACP’s goal is to improve health care quality by disseminating clinical guidance and practice support through innovative web and mobile applications,” said Michael S. Barr, MD, MBA, senior vice president, medical practice, professionalism & quality, ACP. “The ACP Immunization Advisor is the third product generated in collaboration with Cientis Technologies and Hot Tomali Communications and we couldn’t be more pleased with the result.”

Development of the app was supported by unrestricted educational grants from Sanofi Pasteur, Merck Vaccines, and Pfizer, Inc.

“It’s exciting to work on a project that directly improves the way physicians run their practices,” said Thomas Stringham, president and co-founder, Cientis Technologies. “By transforming paper-based clinical workflows into digital processes we’re able to help physicians save what they value most -- time. Add to that the ability to access the most up-to-date medical information, and you have a formula for reduced health care expenditures and a higher quality of patient care.”

The ACP Immunization Advisor is available through the App Store on iTunes. The app has received more than 3,000 downloads to date with strong usage statistics, according to a statement issued by ACP.

For additional information, visit the ACP Immunization Portal.

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