A recent text-based campaign at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital to identify unvaccinated children led to an increase in vaccinations and no instances of healthcare-associated measles.
The hospital's Department of Infection Prevention and Control (IP&C) collaborated with other departments to harness information technologyincluding text message alerts to vulnerable patientsduring the measles outbreak earlier this year. The findings were presented at the recent IDWeek 2014 meeting.
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