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The two leading vendors of electronic health record (EHR) systems, Epic and Cerner, announced recently that they were supporting mass vaccination sites with specially designed software. They are among a number of EHR suppliers and other technology firms that have begun to provide technical support in the national COVID-19 vaccination effort.
Epic said its software is now being used to support 100 mass vaccination sites across the country. These locations have the capacity to administer 300,000 vaccinations per day, the firm said. Through these mass sites as well as traditional clinical settings, Epic software is being used to administer approximately 500,000 vaccinations daily. The company said it plans to add another 100 vaccination sites in the next 30 days.
Epic said its solution includes patient outreach tools to reach priority populations, patient scheduling, mobile