User Manual

User Manual
User Manual
Production Build 6.7.0
D H R
GEORGIA
DEPARTMENT
OF
HUMAN
RESOURCES
Introduction...............................................................................................................................................1.1
What Are Immunization Registries?.....................................................................................................1.2
Why We Need Immunization Registries ..............................................................................................1.2
The Georgia Registry of Immunization Transactions and Services.....................................................1.3
System Requirements..............................................................................................................................2.1
Internet Access ....................................................................................................................................2.2
Hardware Requirements ......................................................................................................................2.2
Software Requirements........................................................................................................................2.2
Accessing GRITS......................................................................................................................................3.1
Accessing the GRITS Web Site ...........................................................................................................3.2
Exiting GRITS .....................................................................................................................................3.3
Time Outs in GRITS.............................................................................................................................3.3
Optimizing GRITS ....................................................................................................................................4.1
Creating Favorites and Shortcuts ........................................................................................................4.2
Adding GRITS to Favorites (Internet Explorer): ............................................................................4.2
Creating a GRITS Shortcut on Your Desktop (Internet Explorer): ................................................4.2
Setting GRITS as Your Browser’s Home Page (Internet Explorer):..............................................4.3
Adding a GRITS Bookmark (Netscape® 4.7):...............................................................................4.4
Setting GRITS as Your Browser’s Home Page (Netscape® 4.7):.................................................4.4
Optimizing Browser Performance ........................................................................................................4.4
Deleting Temporary Internet Files (Internet Explorer 5.0).............................................................4.5
Clearing History Files (Netscape® 4.7) .........................................................................................4.5
Operating in Full-Screen Mode (Internet Explorer) .......................................................................4.6
Running Reports with Adobe Acrobat Reader® ..................................................................................4.6
Running Acrobat Reader® Files....................................................................................................4.6
Problems Running Reports in Acrobat® .......................................................................................4.7
File Transfer Protocol Server Access............................................................................................4.7
Efficient Screen Navigation..................................................................................................................4.7
Keyboard Shortcuts in GRITS .......................................................................................................4.8
Mouse Shortcuts in GRITS..........................................................................................................4.10
Home Page ................................................................................................................................................5.1
Menu Bar..............................................................................................................................................5.2
Menu Panel ..........................................................................................................................................5.3
Menu Selections ............................................................................................................................5.3
Announcements ...................................................................................................................................5.3
Release Notes......................................................................................................................................5.4
Inventory Alerts ....................................................................................................................................5.4
Resources on the Web.........................................................................................................................5.5
Upcoming Events .................................................................................................................................5.6
Maintenance ..............................................................................................................................................6.1
Managing Users ...................................................................................................................................6.2
Adding Users .................................................................................................................................6.3
Editing User Information ................................................................................................................6.5
Inactivating Users ..........................................................................................................................6.5
Deleting Users ...............................................................................................................................6.6
Printing a User List ........................................................................................................................6.6
Managing Schools................................................................................................................................6.7
Adding Schools..............................................................................................................................6.7
Editing School Information.............................................................................................................6.7
Deleting Schools............................................................................................................................6.8
Listing All Schools .........................................................................................................................6.8
Printing All Schools........................................................................................................................6.8
Managing Physicians ...........................................................................................................................6.9
Adding Physicians .........................................................................................................................6.9
Editing Physician Information ......................................................................................................6.10
Deleting Physicians .....................................................................................................................6.10
Listing All Physicians ...................................................................................................................6.11
Printing All Physicians .................................................................................................................6.11
Managing Sites ..................................................................................................................................6.12
Adding Sites.................................................................................................................................6.12
Editing Site Information ...............................................................................................................6.13
Deleting Sites...............................................................................................................................6.13
Listing All Sites ............................................................................................................................6.14
Printing All Sites ..........................................................................................................................6.14
Managing Clinicians ...........................................................................................................................6.15
Adding Clinicians .........................................................................................................................6.15
Editing Clinician Information ........................................................................................................6.16
Deleting Clinicians .......................................................................................................................6.17
Listing All Clinicians.....................................................................................................................6.17
Printing All Clinicians ...................................................................................................................6.18
Managing Inventory..................................................................................................................................7.1
Inventory Alerts ....................................................................................................................................7.2
Viewing Inventory.................................................................................................................................7.3
Printing Inventory...........................................................................................................................7.4
Adding New Inventory ..........................................................................................................................7.5
Updating Inventory ...............................................................................................................................7.7
Modifying Quantities of Multiple Vaccines.....................................................................................7.9
Returning or Destroying Expired Vaccines ........................................................................................7.10
Returning Public Vaccine ............................................................................................................7.11
Returning Private Vaccine ...........................................................................................................7.12
Destroying Private Vaccine .........................................................................................................7.12
Selecting Inventory Transactions.......................................................................................................7.12
Viewing Transactions Reports ...........................................................................................................7.15
Inventory Transaction Report ......................................................................................................7.15
Immunization Transaction Report by Date Administered............................................................7.16
Immunization Transaction Report by Trade Name/Lot # Funding Source..................................7.17
Printing Transaction Reports .............................................................................................................7.18
Submitting Inventory Count................................................................................................................7.19
Physical Inventory Count Schedule.............................................................................................7.19
Submitting an Inventory Count ....................................................................................................7.20
Managing Inventory Transfers ................................................................................................................8.1
Viewing Transfer Information ...............................................................................................................8.2
Transfer Listing ..............................................................................................................................8.2
Outbound Pending Transfers Section ...........................................................................................8.3
Inbound Pending Transfers Section ..............................................................................................8.4
Historic Transfers Section .............................................................................................................8.4
Creating/Editing/Deleting a Transfer....................................................................................................8.5
Creating a Transfer........................................................................................................................8.5
Sending a Transfer to an External Organization ...........................................................................8.8
Editing Transfers ...........................................................................................................................8.9
Deleting a Transfer ........................................................................................................................8.9
Shipping Documents ..........................................................................................................................8.10
To print shipping documents for outbound transfers...................................................................8.10
To print shipping documents for a single pending outbound transfer .........................................8.11
To print shipping documents for a single pending inbound or completed transfer......................8.12
Packing Guide .............................................................................................................................8.12
Shipping Invoice ..........................................................................................................................8.12
Shipping Labels ...........................................................................................................................8.13
Accepting a Transfer ..........................................................................................................................8.13
Accepting a Transfer ...................................................................................................................8.13
Merging of Lots in Inventory ........................................................................................................8.16
Viewing Details of a Completed (Historic) Transfer ...........................................................................8.16
Viewing Transfer Details..............................................................................................................8.16
Managing Clients ......................................................................................................................................9.1
Finding Clients .....................................................................................................................................9.2
Use of Pick Lists in GRITS...................................................................................................................9.4
Editing/Entering Client Information ......................................................................................................9.4
Personal Information Header.........................................................................................................9.4
Available Buttons...........................................................................................................................9.6
Priority Groups Section..................................................................................................................9.6
Client Information Tab ...................................................................................................................9.7
Responsible Person(s) Tab ...........................................................................................................9.8
Client Comments Tab..................................................................................................................9.10
Deduplicating Client Records.............................................................................................................9.11
Opting Out/Opting In ..........................................................................................................................9.12
Printing Opt-Out and Opt-In Forms .............................................................................................9.12
Immunizations for clients that have Opted-Out ...........................................................................9.13
Opting In ......................................................................................................................................9.14
Managing Immunizations.......................................................................................................................10.1
Viewing Client Immunization Information...........................................................................................10.2
Client Information ........................................................................................................................10.2
History..........................................................................................................................................10.3
Vaccines Recommended by Selected Tracking Schedule..........................................................10.4
Features on the Immunization History Screen ............................................................................10.5
Entering Immunizations......................................................................................................................10.6
Selecting New Immunizations .....................................................................................................10.6
Selecting New and Historical Immunizations ..............................................................................10.7
Selecting Historical Immunizations..............................................................................................10.8
Selecting Priority Groups.............................................................................................................10.9
Entering New Immunizations.......................................................................................................10.9
Entering Historical Immunizations .............................................................................................10.10
Applying an Override Rule to a Client’s Immunization .............................................................10.10
Editing Immunizations ......................................................................................................................10.11
Editing New Immunizations .......................................................................................................10.11
Deleting New Immunizations .....................................................................................................10.12
Reviewing Data Exchange Immunizations ................................................................................10.13
Editing Historical Immunizations................................................................................................10.13
Deleting Historical Immunizations .............................................................................................10.14
Reviewing Data Exchange Immunizations ................................................................................10.14
Entering a Lead Test Action.............................................................................................................10.15
Entering a Lead Test Action .....................................................................................................10.15
Editing a Lead Test Action ...............................................................................................................10.16
Editing a Lead Test Action ........................................................................................................10.17
Entering Opt-Out Immunizations......................................................................................................10.17
Entering Opt-Out Immunizations ..............................................................................................10.17
Viewing Opt-Out Immunization History ............................................................................................10.20
Opt-Out Immunization Sorting Options .....................................................................................10.20
Opt-Out Immunization Transactions..........................................................................................10.21
Immunization Totals by Trade Name and Lot Number .............................................................10.22
Other Features on the Opt-Out Immunization History Screen ..................................................10.22
Editing Opt-Out Immunizations ........................................................................................................10.22
Editing Opt-Out Immunizations..................................................................................................10.22
Deleting Opt-Out Immunizations ...............................................................................................10.23
Reviewing Opt-Out Data Exchange Immunizations ..................................................................10.23
Reports and Forms.................................................................................................................................11.1
Client-Specific Reports.......................................................................................................................11.2
Vaccine Administration Record ...................................................................................................11.2
Complete Immunization Report...................................................................................................11.3
Immunizations Needed Report ....................................................................................................11.3
Form 3231 – Certificate of Immunization ....................................................................................11.4
USG Form – University System of Georgia Certificate of Immunization.....................................11.4
New Client Form ................................................................................................................................11.5
Opt Out Form / Opt In Form ...............................................................................................................11.6
Reminder/Recall Notices....................................................................................................................11.6
Reminder/Recall Requests..........................................................................................................11.6
Summary Screen.......................................................................................................................11.10
Last Notice Date Options...........................................................................................................11.10
Reminder/Recall Output Options...............................................................................................11.11
Vaccine Usage Report .....................................................................................................................11.15
Doses Administered by Eligibility Report .........................................................................................11.16
VFC/GIP Inventory Reports .............................................................................................................11.17
VFC Comprehensive Report .....................................................................................................11.17
Vaccine Accountability Statement .............................................................................................11.17
Viewing Vaccine Accountability Statements..............................................................................11.18
Viewing Ad-Hoc Vaccine Accountability Statements ................................................................11.20
Requesting a CASA Extract.............................................................................................................11.22
Request Extract Based on 'Age Range' ....................................................................................11.23
Request Extract Based on 'Birth Date Range'...........................................................................11.23
Select Organization County(ies)................................................................................................11.23
Importing a Text File into CASA ................................................................................................11.25
Tracking Schedule..................................................................................................................................12.1
Manage Schedules ............................................................................................................................12.2
Creating a Schedule ....................................................................................................................12.3
Setting up the Base Schedule ............................................................................................................. 12.3
View Schedule List ......................................................................................................................12.4
Deleting a Schedule ....................................................................................................................12.4
Modify Schedule.................................................................................................................................12.4
View Complete Schedule ............................................................................................................12.5
Saving a Schedule.......................................................................................................................12.5
Series Rules.......................................................................................................................................12.5
Add/Delete/Modify Series ............................................................................................................12.6
Creating a Series.........................................................................................................................12.6
Series Tabs ........................................................................................................................................12.7
Doses Rules.....................................................................................................................................12.16
Creating a Dose in a Series.......................................................................................................12.16
Add/Delete/Modify Dose............................................................................................................12.17
Doses Tabs ......................................................................................................................................12.17
Inter-group Conflict...........................................................................................................................12.22
Add/Delete Inter-group Conflict .................................................................................................12.23
Data Exchange ........................................................................................................................................13.1
Data Exchange Setup ........................................................................................................................13.2
Provider Organization Data Exchanges ......................................................................................13.2
Data Exchange Availability to User Roles ...................................................................................13.3
Flat File Data Exchange.....................................................................................................................13.3
Submitting a Flat File Upload ......................................................................................................13.3
HL7 Data Exchange ...........................................................................................................................13.5
Submitting a HL7 Upload.............................................................................................................13.5
HMO Data Exchange .........................................................................................................................13.7
Submitting a HMO Data Upload ..................................................................................................13.7
Submitting a HMO Query ............................................................................................................13.8
Organizational Extract........................................................................................................................13.9
Submitting an Organizational Extract Request............................................................................13.9
Exchange Data Status .....................................................................................................................13.12
Reviewing Job Status screen ....................................................................................................13.12
Reviewing Job Status field ........................................................................................................13.14
Exchange Data Details.....................................................................................................................13.15
Download Files section..............................................................................................................13.16
Upload Files section ..................................................................................................................13.17
Download Log section ...............................................................................................................13.17
Summary Information section....................................................................................................13.18
Flat File Response File ....................................................................................................................13.20
Summary section.......................................................................................................................13.20
Detail section .............................................................................................................................13.22
HL7 Response File...........................................................................................................................13.27
Organizations..........................................................................................................................................14.1
Parent/Child Switch Orgs ...................................................................................................................14.2
Appendix .................................................................................................................................................. A.1
Online Help ....................................................................................................................................... A.2
Screen-Specific Help .................................................................................................................... A.2
General Help................................................................................................................................. A.3
GRITS Help Desk................................................................................................................................ A.7
Glossary ...................................................................................................................................................G.1
Index ...........................................................................................................................................................I.1
Introduction
In this chapter:
What Are Immunization Registries?
Why We Need Immunization
Registries
The Georgia Registry of Immunization
Transactions and Services
The following sections are an overview of immunization registries
reproduced with the permission of All Kids Count, a nonprofit
organization dedicated to the improvement of immunization rates in
children.
What Are Immunization Registries?
Immunization registries are confidential, computerized state- or
community-based information systems. In the Healthy People 2010
program, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services set a
goal of enrolling 95% of children from birth through age five in a fully
functioning immunization registry, noting “Population-based
immunization registries will be a cornerstone of the nation’s
immunization system by 2010.”
Registries enable public and private health care providers to
consolidate and maintain computerized immunization records on all
children within a given geographic area. They enable multiple
authorized health care professionals to access the consolidated
information on the immunizations that any child has received. They
help doctors remind parents when their children are due or overdue
for immunizations. They help health care professionals stay abreast of
the complex immunization schedule.
Why We Need Immunization Registries
The U.S. now enjoys the highest immunization rates and lowest
disease levels ever, but sustaining them is not easy. One of the
greatest challenges is the growing complexity and volume of
immunization information:
• Over 11,000 children are born each day, each needing 18-22 shots
by age six to protect them from debilitating, life-threatening
diseases.
• An increasingly complex childhood immunization schedule makes it
difficult for health professionals to keep up, even with the help of
books, charts, and training.
• Families are more mobile than ever before. They relocate, change
employers, change insurers, and change doctors with increasing
frequency.
• Research shows that many parents whose children are not up to
date with their immunizations mistakenly believe that they are.
Many doctors also overestimate the coverage of their patients.
• Because of increasing concerns about vaccine safety, some
parents, in the absence of disease, may not choose to immunize
their children. Better data about the immunizations given can help
address these concerns.
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Introduction
Immunization registries help to avoid the “peaks and valleys” of
disease outbreaks by providing accurate, up-to-date information about
the immunizations that children receive.
The Georgia Registry of Immunization
Transactions and Services
The Georgia Registry of Immunization Transactions and Services
(GRITS) is a population-based Web application containing
consolidated demographic and immunization history information.
GRITS is able to perform a variety of functions for health care
providers, including:
• Recording immunizations, contraindications, and reactions.
• Validating immunization history and providing immunization
recommendations.
• Producing recall and reminder notices, vaccine usage and client
reports, and Clinic Assessment Software Application (CASA)
extracts.
• Managing vaccine inventory.
When a provider is entered into GRITS, immunization data from
existing electronic data systems can be loaded into the registry’s
database. In addition, GRITS receives weekly birth and death data
from the Georgia Vital Statistics database. New births are generally
loaded into GRITS within two to three weeks. GRITS also contains all
Georgia birth data from January 1, 1998, to the present.
GRITS is provided to health care providers in Georgia. To use the
registry, providers are required to attend a GRITS training session
and sign an enrollment agreement.
The State of Wisconsin developed the Immunization Registry in 1999.
The Georgia Department of Human Resources modified it to be
Georgia specific and is now the GRITS application we know today.
Introduction
Georgia Registry of Immunization Transactions and Services
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1.4
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Introduction
System
Requirements
In this chapter:
Internet Access
Hardware Requirements
Software Requirements
Internet Access
Since GRITS is a Web-based application, you will need reliable
Internet access, preferably with a dedicated connection, to access
GRITS.
A modem connection will also work, but will perform more slowly.
Using modem access with a cellular phone is not recommended. This
type of connection is expensive and too unreliable to support a Web
application.
Hardware Requirements
•
The following are minimum hardware requirements for accessing
GRITS:
•
Pentium 100 MHz computer (500 MHz or higher recommended).
•
32 MB RAM (64 MB or higher recommended).
•
500 MB free disk space.
•
Screen display set at a minimum of 800 x 600 resolution and 256
colors.
•
Mouse.
Software Requirements
•
2.2
Internet Browser software:
•
Microsoft® Internet Explorer, version 5.0 or higher, is strongly
recommended.
•
Netscape® version 4.7 is compatible with GRITS.
•
Windows® 95, 98, Millennium Edition, NT, 2000 or XP.
•
Adobe Acrobat Reader® 5.0 or higher.
•
For networked computers, port 443 of the network firewall must be
open for outgoing HTTPS (secure HTTP). To verify, try typing the
GRITS Web address on your Internet browser:
https://www.grits.state.ga.us. If you are unable to access the site,
contact your network administrator.
Georgia Registry of Immunization Transactions and Services
System Requirements
Accessing
GRITS
In this chapter:
Accessing the GRITS Web Site
Exiting GRITS
Time Outs in GRITS
Accessing the GRITS Web Site
To access the GRITS Web site, do the following:
1. Open your Internet browser. To open your browser, locate the
browser icon on your computer’s desktop (screen with program
icons). Your icon will either be for Microsoft® Internet Explorer or
Netscape®. Once you have located the icon, double click on it
with your left mouse button.
2. Click File and choose Open (Open Web Location in Netscape®). If
you are unable to see your browser’s menu bar, you may have it
set to Full Screen view. To switch this view, press F11 on your
keyboard. This key toggles the Full Screen view on and off.
3. Type in the full GRITS address: https://www.grits.state.ga.us.
(Internet Explorer) or
(Netscape®). If you
Press
do not reach the GRITS security/certificate warnings or the GRITS
Login screen after correctly typing in this address, port 443 of your
network’s firewall may be closed. Contact your network
administrator to open this port for outgoing HTTPS, which is
secure HTTP.
4. Depending on your browser, you may receive one or more
security/certificate warnings before the browser will open the site.
Accept any warnings regarding secure connections or security
certificates. Both Netscape® and Internet Explorer will give you
the option of turning off these warnings for future use.
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Accessing GRITS
5. At the GRITS login screen, enter your organization code,
username, and password. The information on this screen is case
sensitive; enter the information exactly as you received it.
The information on the
Login screen is case
sensitive; in other
words, you need to
enter the data in upperand/or lower-case,
exactly how you
received it.
6. Press the
button.
7. You will now be at the GRITS home page.
Refer to the Optimizing GRITS chapter in this manual to create a
favorite or shortcut for the GRITS Web site on your computer.
Exiting GRITS
To exit from the GRITS Web site, press the
button on the
GRITS menu bar at the top of the screen. GRITS may be closed this
way from any screen within the registry. Once you press the
button, you will be returned to the GRITS Login screen. You may
minimize your browser at this point by pressing
corner of your computer screen.
in the upper right
If you wish to close your browser completely, you may either press
in the upper right hand corner of your computer screen, or you may
click on File and then Close on the browser’s menu bar. If you do not
see the menu bar, your browser may be in Full Screen view; press
F11 on your keyboard.
Accessing GRITS
Georgia Registry of Immunization Transactions and Services
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Time Outs in GRITS
For security reasons, your session with GRITS will time out after one
hour of inactivity. A message to that effect will be displayed briefly and
then the login screen will be displayed. To continue to use GRITS,
you will need to log in again.
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Accessing GRITS
Optimizing
GRITS
In this chapter:
Creating Favorites and Shortcuts
Optimizing Browser Performance
Running Reports with Acrobat®
Reader
Efficient Screen Navigation
Creating Favorites and Shortcuts
To access GRITS quickly, we recommend you set up a shortcut icon
for GRITS, set GRITS as a favorite (also known as a bookmark), or
set GRITS as your browser’s home page.
Adding GRITS to Favorites (Internet Explorer):
1. Click File and choose Open.
2. Type in the GRITS Web address, https://www.grits.state.ga.us.
Press
.
3. Accept any security or certificate warnings.
4. Once at the login screen, prior to entering any information, click on
Favorites on your browser’s menu bar or press
5. Click Add to Favorites and press
.
.
6. The Georgia Registry of Immunization Transactions and Services
should now appear on your browser’s list of favorite sites.
Creating a GRITS Shortcut on Your Desktop (Internet
Explorer):
Once you add GRITS as a favorite, you may copy it as a shortcut to
your computer’s desktop. Once the shortcut is created, simply doubleclick on it to open your browser to the GRITS login screen. To create
a GRITS shortcut:
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Optimizing GRITS
1. Click on Favorites and right-click on the Georgia Registry of
Immunization Transactions and Services favorite.
2. Click on Send To and then Desktop (create shortcut).
3. Press
.
If there is no Desktop option under the Send To pop-up menu, do the
following:
1. After right-clicking on the Georgia Registry of Immunization
Transactions and Services favorite, choose Copy.
2. Minimize the Internet Explorer screen.
3. Choose an open area on your desktop and right-click.
4. Choose Paste Shortcut.
Alternately, you may set a shortcut by doing the following:
1. At the GRITS login screen, before entering any data, choose File
from the menu bar.
2. Click on Send and Shortcut to Desktop.
Setting GRITS as Your Browser’s Home Page (Internet
Explorer):
1. At the GRITS login screen, before entering any data, choose
Tools from the menu bar.
2. Click on Internet Options.
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3. In the Internet Options box, click on the General tab.
4. On the Home Page section of the box, press
5. Press
.
.
Adding a GRITS Bookmark (Netscape® 4.7):
1. Click File and choose Open Web Location.
2. Type in the GRITS Web address, https://www.grits.state.ga.us.
Press
.
3. Accept any security or certificate warnings.
4. Once at the login screen, click on Bookmarks on your browser’s
menu bar. Choose Add Current Page.
5. The Georgia Registry of Immunization Transactions and Services
should now appear on your browser’s list of bookmarks.
Setting GRITS as Your Browser’s Home Page (Netscape®
4.7):
1. At the GRITS login screen before entering any data, click Edit and
choose Preferences.
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Optimizing GRITS
2. Click the Navigator category.
to make the
3. In the Home Page section, press
page currently displayed in the browser window your home page.
4. Press
.
Optimizing Browser Performance
Unless instructed to do otherwise, your browser will automatically
save a copy of each new Web page you visit to your computer’s hard
drive. Over time, these saved files can slow down your browser’s
performance. To avoid this problem, you may set your browser to
automatically delete the temporary Internet files each time the
browser is closed.
Deleting Temporary Internet Files (Internet Explorer 5.0)
To automatically delete all temporary Internet Files each time Internet
Explorer is closed, follow these steps:
1. Click on Tools on your browser’s menu bar.
2. Choose Internet Options.
3. Click on the Advanced tab.
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4. Scroll down the list until you see the Security heading.
5. Put a check mark next to the command, “Empty Temporary
Internet Files folder when browser is closed.”
6. Press
.
Clearing History Files (Netscape® 4.7)
1. Click Edit and choose Preferences.
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2. Under the Navigator category, choose History (if no options are
visible in this category, click the arrow to expand the list).
and/or
3. Press
previously visited Web pages from the lists.
to remove all
4. To limit how long pages remain in the History list, click the field
next to “Pages in history expire after:” and type in a number of
days.
5. Press
.
Operating in Full-Screen Mode (Internet Explorer)
To view most elements of GRITS with a minimal amount of scrolling,
set your browser to full screen mode by pressing F11 on your
keyboard. This mode gives you minimal browser commands and
maximum viewing area for GRITS screens. To return to normal
screen mode, press F11 again.
Running Reports with Adobe Acrobat Reader®
GRITS uses Adobe Acrobat Reader® 5.0 to display reports in
portable document file (PDF) format. This format allows you to print
reports exactly as they appear online.
Running Acrobat Reader® Files
The first time a report is displayed using Acrobat Reader®, a window
may appear asking whether you want to run the file or save the file to
disk. Choose “Run the file” and “Do not display this message again.”
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If you try to print a report in Acrobat® and find that some of the text is
illegible, choose File, Preferences, and General on the Acrobat®
menu bar. In the General Preferences dialog box, make sure the
“Smooth Text and Images” box is checked.
Problems Running Reports in Acrobat®
If, while using Adobe Acrobat Reader® 5.0, you get a small icon
resembling a segmented cube and the report does not display,
Acrobat Reader® needs to be opened in a separate window. To do
this, follow these steps:
1. Press the
screen.
button on the lower left corner of your computer
2. Click on Programs.
3. Click on Adobe Acrobat® 5.0.
4. Click on Acrobat Reader® 5.0.
5. On the Acrobat Reader® menu bar, click on File.
6. Choose Preferences.
7. Choose General.
8. Under Options, uncheck Web Browser Integration.
9. Press
.
Try running your report again. If you continue to have problems,
contact the GRITS Help Desk at (866) 483-2958.
File Transfer Protocol Server Access
When running reports and data downloads, GRITS queries a File
Transfer Protocol (FTP) server to read the file. If your network has
blocked FTP access for any reason or if FTP wasn’t installed with
your browser, you will be unable to run reports or download data.
Contact your information systems (IS) staff if you suspect your FTP
access is blocked.
Efficient Screen Navigation
Microsoft® Windows® often allows users several ways to accomplish
certain tasks. Because GRITS runs under Windows®, it also allows
users to use these methods to enter data. Learning the shortcuts in
this section will help you increase your efficiency when entering data
in GRITS, particularly by reducing the number of times you will need
to switch from keyboard to mouse. These shortcuts will work in almost
all Microsoft® software, not just Internet Explorer.
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Keyboard Shortcuts in GRITS
Shortcuts below that are marked with an asterisk (*) behave differently
in Netscape® than they do in Internet Explorer. Read the explanation
for the shortcut in question for more information.
Deleting data:
When a field or a portion of a field is highlighted,
typing something deletes the highlighted
information and replaces it with the characters you
typed. If you hit the Delete or Backspace key, the
highlighted information is deleted. To place the
cursor in a specific position within highlighted text,
position the cursor where you want it and click the
left mouse button once.
Tab*:
The Tab key advances the cursor to the next field.
Internet Explorer moves through the fields in the
order specified by the Web page. When the cursor
reaches the last field, it advances back to the first
field on the screen when Tab is pressed.
*In Netscape®, the Tab key moves the cursor from
left to right, top to bottom, regardless of the tab
order specified by the Web page.
Shift+Tab*:
Holding down the Shift key and pressing the Tab
key will bring the cursor back to the previous field.
In Internet Explorer, the cursor will go back to the
previous field defined by the Web page.
*In Netscape®, the cursor will go to the previous
field as defined by the order described above.
Enter*:
In most cases, the Enter key will complete entry of
information on the current screen. Most screens
have a default button that is activated when the
Enter key is pressed — this button could be called
Save, Submit, OK, etc.
*Netscape® does not recognize the Enter key.
←(Left Arrow):
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the left.
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→ (Right Arrow): The right arrow moves the cursor one character to
the right.
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Ctrl+←
←:
Holding down the Ctrl key and pressing the left
arrow key moves the cursor one word to the left.
Ctrl+→
→:
Holding down the Ctrl key and pressing the right
arrow key moves the cursor one word to the right.
Ctrl+A:
Holding down the Ctrl key and pressing the A key
will select all the text in the current field.
Ctrl+C:
Holding down the Ctrl key and pressing the C key
will copy all highlighted text in the current field to
the clipboard without changing the highlighted field.
Ctrl+V:
Holding down the Ctrl key and pressing the V key
will insert (“paste”) the contents of the clipboard at
the current cursor position.
Ctrl+X:
Holding down the Ctrl key and pressing the X key
will cut all highlighted text from the current field and
place it on the clipboard.
Delete:
This key deletes the character to the right of the
cursor. If the field is highlighted, all highlighted text
is deleted.
Backspace:
Backspace deletes the character to the left of the
cursor. If the field is highlighted, all highlighted text
is deleted.
Home:
The Home key positions the cursor to the left of the
first character in the field.
End:
The End key positions the cursor to the right of the
last character in the field.
Shift:
Using the Shift key in conjunction with any key
affecting cursor position will highlight all characters
in the field between the starting cursor position and
the ending cursor position. For example, if the
cursor is at the end of a field and Shift+Home is
typed, the cursor is repositioned to the left of the
beginning of the field and the entire field is
highlighted.
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Ctrl:
Using the Ctrl key in conjunction with any key
affecting cursor position will move the cursor all the
way to either end of the field, or the next space in
the indicated direction. Using the Ctrl and Shift keys
simultaneously not only moves the cursor, but also
highlights all text in the field between the starting
cursor position and the ending cursor position.
Space:
When the cursor is at a check box, the Space bar
toggles the check mark on and off.
Mouse Shortcuts in GRITS
Unless otherwise specified, mouse clicks refer to the left mouse
button. Internet Explorer automatically positions the cursor in the field
specified by the Web page; Netscape® does not. To position the
cursor, click the mouse in the desired field.
Clicking in a field: Clicking in a field will place the cursor in that
position.
Double clicking in a field: When a field contains one character string
with no spaces, you may highlight the entire field by double clicking
anywhere in the field. If the field contains words separated by spaces,
double clicking highlights only the word at which the cursor is pointing.
Triple clicking in a field: When a field contains words separated by
spaces, the entire field may be highlighted by triple clicking anywhere
in the field.
Dragging the mouse: To highlight a field, hold down the left mouse
button within a field and drag the mouse across the field.
Right clicking in a field: When you right click in a field, GRITS displays
a pop-up menu with various options. If any items are grayed out, there
is either no text currently selected or no text is currently on the
clipboard. The pop-up menu options are as follows:
Undo:
Undo reverses your last action. Undo may be repeated
several times.
Cut:
Cut deletes all highlighted text in the current field and
places it on the clipboard.
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Copy:
Copy duplicates all highlighted text in the current field
on to the clipboard without changing the highlighted
field.
Paste:
Paste inserts the contents of the clipboard into the
current field.
Delete:
Delete removes the highlighted text without placing it
on the clipboard.
Select All: Select All highlights all text in the current field.
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Home Page
In this chapter:
Menu Bar
Menu Panel
Announcements
Release Notes
Inventory Alerts
Resources/Upcoming Events
The home page of the GRITS Web site opens after you have provided
a valid organization code, username, and password. The home page
of GRITS is divided into several sections. It may be necessary to use
the vertical scroll bar to the right of the GRITS screen to view all
sections of the home page.
It may be necessary
to use the vertical
scroll bar to the right
of the GRITS screen
to view all sections
of the home page.
Menu Bar
At the top of the screen toward the right side, you have several menu
options. These menu options will appear on every screen within
GRITS. The options available are the following:
1. Home: Clicking this menu option will return you to the GRITS
home page from anywhere in the registry.
2. Change Password: You may change your password for GRITS at
any time. To do so, follow these steps:
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When the Change Password dialog box appears, type in a
new password (choose a password four to 16 characters in
length).
•
Tab to the Confirm New Password input box.
•
Retype your new password.
•
Press
•
“Password Updated” will appear in red at the top of the
Change Password dialog box after your password has been
successfully saved.
.
3. Logout: Clicking on the Logout menu option will log the user out of
the current GRITS session and return you to the Login screen.
The user may logout from any screen within GRITS.
4. Help Desk: Clicking on the Help Desk menu option will give you a
screen with contact information for the GRITS Help Desk.
5. Online Help: Clicking on the light bulb in the right corner of the
screen brings up page-specific help. Refer to the Appendix of this
manual for more information on online help.
Directly below the menu bar is a row of information highlighted in
a different color. This row contains your organization’s name, your
first and last name, and your role within the organization. If any of
this information is incorrect, contact your organization
administrator.
Menu Panel
The menu panel is color-shaded and appears on the left of all screens
within GRITS.
Menu Selections
The menu panel contains links — options that, when clicked, take you
to the functions of the GRITS Web site. These links, which include
functions under Reports, Immunizations, Clients, Maintenance, and
others, are used to navigate the GRITS Web site. Your role will
determine your access to these functions.
Announcements
The right hand portion of the home page, which has a white
background, contains recent information on enhancements and
maintenance relating to GRITS. Recent announcements that have not
been viewed will have “New” highlighted in yellow alongside them.
Once you have viewed the announcement and returned to the home
page, the flag will disappear. To view a full announcement, do the
following:
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1. Click on the underlined announcement title.
2. The GRITS Announcement screen will display, giving full details
and the posting date of the selected title.
3. Click on the Return to Main Page link to return to the home page.
Release Notes
Release Notes are found under the Announcements section of the
home page. This section contains information regarding new releases
of GRITS and features included in the releases. Release notes may
be viewed in the same manner as announcements.
Inventory Alerts
The inventory alerts section will appear on the GRITS home page for
users with Administrator and Inventory Control levels of access. If a
site has expired vaccine, a pop-up message display where to return
public vaccine and expired private vaccines should be returned or
destroyed. Decrement public and private vaccine doses as returned or
destroyed using the Show Inventory screen.
The inventory alerts section of the home page consists of five tables.
1. Inventory Transfer Notifications, lists outbound transfers that’s
‘On Hold or Shipped’ and inbound transfers that are ‘Pending
Receipt’ for all sites within your organization. Transfers between
sites within the same organization will span two lines – a pending
outbound transfer for the sending site and a pending inbound
transfer for the receiving site. Once the transfer is accepted by
receiving site, it will no longer appear in the alerts.
2. Expired Inventory with Remaining Doses on Hand, lists by site
vaccines with expired inventory with remaining ‘Doses on Hand’
greater than zero. Expired public vaccine should be returned to
the State Pharmacy and marked as returned using the Show
Inventory screen to decrement inventory. Expired private vaccines
should be marked as destroyed or returned through proper
channels using the Show Inventory screen to decrement
inventory.
3. Please take a physical count of inventory and enter it into
GRITS, lists sites that are due an inventory count and date the
count is due. The alert will only appear if the inventory count is
due in the next 5 days or if the count is overdue.
4. Active Inventory That is Going to Expire, lists inventory by site
within an organization that will expire within 90 days or less.
5. Inventory that is Running Low, lists inventory by site within an
organization that is nearly depleted (10 doses or less).
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Resources on the Web
The bottom portion of the main screen contains Resources on the
Web, which are links to websites pertaining to immunizations.
Examples include:
The Adult ACIP Schedule link brings the user to a section of the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) website
pertaining to the Adult ACIP schedule.
The Child ACIP Schedule link brings the user to a section of the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) website
pertaining to the Child ACIP schedule.
The GRITS FAQs link brings the user to a section of the Georgia
Immunization Program website with answers to frequently asked
questions regarding GRITS and other immunization registry topics.
The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians link brings the user to the
official Web site for information on the Georgia Academy of Family
Physicians.
The Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics link
brings the user to the official Web site for information on the Georgia
Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
The Georgia Immunization Program link brings the user to the official
Web site for information on the Georgia Immunization Program.
The Georgia Public Health Publications and Forms link brings the
user to a site containing many forms such as Hearing and Vision
Screening Annual Reporting forms.
The Georgia Registry of Immunization Transactions and Services link
brings the user to the official Web site for information on the Georgia
Immunization Registry, and is the source for answers to frequently
asked questions.
The National Immunization Program link brings the user to the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Web site for
immunization information.
The State Electronic Notifiable Disease Surveillance System link
brings the user to the state of Georgia’s SendSS web site where the
user can report any instance of a required notifiable disease.
The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System link brings the user to
VAERS, an information and reporting system for vaccine safety.
Adverse events can be reviewed and reported on this site.
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The Vaccine Information Sheets link brings the user to the
Immunization Action Coalition’s Web site, which provides downloads
of the CDC’s Vaccine Information Statements (VISs) in many
languages.
Upcoming Events
The Upcoming Events section of the main screen lists immunization
conferences and events that may be of interest to immunization
providers.
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Maintenance
In this chapter:
Managing Users
Managing Schools
Managing Physicians
Managing Sites
Managing Clinicians
Managing Users
Required fields are
shown in blue type. For
example, when entering
information on the Add
User screen, the user’s
first and last name are
required; thus they are
shown in blue type.
Input fields are not
shown in blue are
optional.
If an administrator also
needs data exchange
capabilities, the
administrator + data
exchange role must be
assigned.
GRITS is set up to accommodate a variety of user types. Each user
will have access to certain features on the site based on the role
assigned to him or her. The roles, or levels of access, for GRITS are
hierarchical and defined as follows:
Reports-Only: The reports-only user has access to client query
information and may print client-specific immunization reports,
including the Form 3231 ‘School Certificate’. This user also can print
blank copies of the new client form, Form 3231, Form 3189, and optout/opt-in forms. This user may not edit or update information in the
registry.
Typical User: This is the primary user of GRITS. The typical user role
contains all reporting capabilities of the reports-only user. In addition,
the typical user can add new clients, edit existing clients and manage
immunization information.
Inventory Control: The inventory control user is responsible for
managing the organization’s vaccine inventory in the registry. The
inventory control user contains all the capabilities of the typical user.
In addition, the inventory control user can view the organization’s
inventory, add new inventory, edit existing inventory, manage
inventory transfers, view inventory transaction reports, submit
inventory counts and generate inventory reports, including the
Vaccine Accountability Statement and VFC Comprehensive Report.
Administrator: This is the main contact for GRITS within the health
care organization. The administrator contains all the capabilities of the
inventory control user. In addition, the administrator is responsible for
the maintenance of all organization-specific information, including
users, sites, physicians and clinicians. This user may run
reminder/recall reports and Clinic Assessment Software Application
(CASA) extracts. This role also access to the administrative menu
items, which includes a lists of vaccines, trade names, manufacturers
and insurers as they exist in the registry.
Data Exchange/HMO User: Data exchange and HMO users are able
to automatically exchange immunization batch files through GRITS. In
addition, this user is be able to view client reports. The user’s
organization must be authorized for data exchange before this role
can be utilized.
Administrator + data exchange: The administrator + data exchange
contains all the capabilities of the administrator user, plus access to
data exchange functions. The user’s organization must be authorized
for data exchange before this function can be utilized.
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Parent Administrator: The parent administrator contains all the
capabilities of the administrator user, plus the parent/child switch org
function. A Parent Administrator can switch to child/client
organizations in order to manage users, inventory, etc. for the
child/client organizations, thus eliminating the need for multiple user
accounts for one person. In order to utilize the parent/child switch org
function, the user’s organization must request that a parent/child or
vendor/client relationship be created in the registry.
Adding Users
A person with administrator access may add, delete, or edit users of
GRITS. To add a user to the registry, follow these steps:
Adding users
1. Click on Manage Users under Maintenance in the menu panel.
2. To add a user, press the
information for the user:
button. Enter the following
When choosing user
names for the registry,
be as specific as
possible. This will avoid
confusion as users are
added over time.
The username and
password fields are
generally entered with
lowercase letters.
However, if they are
entered in mixed case
(upper- and lowercase), be sure to enter
them the same way on
the GRITS login screen.
• First name, last name, and middle initial (optional).
• Username. The username must be a minimum of four
characters in length and may include mixed-case letters and
numbers.
Since there is no
password verification on
the Add User screen,
enter this information
carefully. Once the
Submit button is
pressed, there is no way
for an organization
administrator to look up
the password. If the
password was entered
incorrectly or the user
forgets the password,
the organization
administrator may go
into the Edit User
function and reset the
password.
• Password. The password must be a minimum of four
characters in length and may include mixed-case letters and
numbers.
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3. Choose the user’s role from the pick list provided, according to the
level of access you desire for that user. See the role descriptions
on the opposite page for more information.
4. Check the appropriate radio button to determine if a user is active
or inactive. See Inactivating Users in this chapter for more
information.
5. Enter additional information if desired, such as the user’s postal
and e-mail addresses.
5. Press
.
6. Once a user is successfully saved in the database, “User Added”
will appear at the top of the Edit User screen.
7. Press
to return to the Manage Users screen.
Adding Multiple Users
1. Click on Manage Users under Maintenance in the menu panel.
2. To add multiple users, press the
Users screen.
button on the Manage
3. In the dialog box, enter the number of users you will be adding.
Press
.
4. In the Add Users box, enter the following information for each
user:
• Last name and first name.
• Username. The username must be a minimum of four
characters in length and may include mixed-case letters and
numbers.
• Password. The username must be a minimum of four
characters in length and may include mixed-case letters and
numbers.
• Role. Choose the user’s role from the pick list provided,
according to the level of access you desire for that user. See
the role descriptions on the previous page for more information.
5. Press
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6. Once all users are successfully saved in the database, “<#> Users
Added” will appear at the top of the Search Results box.
Editing User Information
A person with administrator rights may look up or edit information on
any GRITS user in his or her organization. To find or edit user
information, follow these steps:
1. Click Manage Users under Maintenance in the menu panel.
2. To find an existing user, do one of the following:
• Enter the last and first name of the user in the User Search
box. Press
.
• Leave both first and last name fields blank in the User Search
box. Press
.
3. The Search Results box will list all users with the last name you
entered, or, if you left the name fields blank, all users in the
organization. To edit information on one of these users, click on
the user’s last name.
4. In the Edit User screen, change information as appropriate.
• If you decide not to make any changes to a user’s information,
. Then press
in the cancel confirmation box.
press
GRITS will return you to the Manage Users screen.
5. When your changes are complete, press
.
6. When the updated information is saved to the registry database,
the message “User Updated” will appear in the upper right corner
of the Edit User screen.
7. To return to the Manage Users screen, press
once.
Inactivating Users
A user is active by default until you indicate otherwise in the Edit User
screen. By making a user inactive, you are denying that user access
to GRITS until he or she is made active again. For example, if a user
takes a leave of absence, you may wish to make him or her inactive.
To make a user inactive, follow these steps:
1. Follow Steps 1-3 under Editing User Information.
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2. On the Edit User screen, click the Inactive radio button under
Status.
3. Press
.
4. When the updated information is saved to the registry database,
the message “User Updated” will appear in the upper right corner
of the Edit User screen.
5. To return to the Manage Users screen, press
.
Deleting Users
To delete a user from your organization’s database, follow these
steps:
1. Follow Steps 1-3 under Editing User Information.
2. Press
3. Press
.
in the delete confirmation box.
4. When the information is deleted from the registry database, the
message “User Deleted” will appear in the upper right hand corner
of the Search Results box.
Printing a User List
To print out a list of your organization’s users, follow these steps:
1. Click Manage Users under Maintenance on the menu panel.
2. Press
in the User Search box.
3. Do one of the following:
• Choose File, then Print, from your browser’s menu bar. In the
Print dialog box, press
.
• Or, press the printer icon on your browser’s toolbar.
4.
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do this:
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• Choose File, then Print, from your browser’s menu bar.
• In the Print dialog box, press
.
• In the Properties box, find the section where you may specify
orientation. Choose landscape.
• Press
.
in the Print dialog box.
• Press
Managing Schools
Administrators may enter new and update existing schools and
daycare centers using the Manage Schools function. Schools entered
using this function will be available for selection from a pick list on the
Manage Client screen. Reports may then be generated by school.
Adding Schools
1. Click on Manage Schools under the Maintenance section of the
menu panel.
2. On the Manage Schools screen, press
.
Required fields are
shown in blue type.
For example, when
entering information
on the Add School
screen, the School
name is required;
thus they are shown
in blue type. Input
fields are not shown
in blue are optional.
3. At the Add School box, fill in the name of the school in the School
Name text field. Enter any additional information you wish to
supply on the school in the appropriate fields.
4. Press
.
5. Once your school information is successfully saved, “School
Added” will appear in the upper right corner of the Edit School
box.
6. Press
twice to return to the Manage Schools screen.
Editing School Information
1. Click on Manage Schools under the Maintenance section of the
menu panel.
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2. On the Manage Schools screen, choose the school whose
information you would like to edit from the Select a School to Edit
pick list at the top of the screen. Or, click on the school’s name in
the School Listing at the bottom of the screen.
3. Add or change information in the Add School box.
4. Press
.
5. Once your changes are successfully saved, “School Updated” will
appear in the upper right corner of the box.
6. Press
twice to return to the Manage Schools screen.
Deleting Schools
1. Click on Manage Schools under the Maintenance section of the
menu panel.
2. On the Manage Schools screen, choose the school whose
information you would like to delete from the Select a School to
Edit pick list at the top of the screen.
3. In the Edit School box, press
.
4. A box will open asking if you want to delete this school. Press
.
5. GRITS will return to the Manage Schools screen and the message
“School deleted” will appear at the upper right corner of the
screen.
Listing All Schools
A list of all schools entered into an organization’s database may be
viewed by choosing
on the Manage Schools screen.
Printing All Schools
To print out a list of all the schools in your organization’s database,
follow these steps:
1. Click Manage Schools under Maintenance on the menu panel.
2. Press
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3. Do one of the following:
• Choose File, then Print, from your browser’s menu bar. In the
Print dialog box, press
.
• Or, press the printer icon on your browser’s toolbar.
4. If your printout is cut off, try setting your printer to landscape. To
do this:
• Choose File, then Print, from your browser’s menu bar.
• In the Print dialog box, press
.
• In the Properties box, find the section where you may specify
orientation. Choose landscape.
• Press
• Press
.
in the Print dialog box.
Managing Physicians
Administrators use the Add Physician/Edit Physician screens to enter
new and update existing immunization providers. Health care
organizations or clinic names may also be entered in the Add
Physician screen. Physicians or health care organizations entered on
this screen will be available for selection as primary care providers
from a pick list on the Manage Client screen. Reports may then be
generated from this data.
Adding Physicians
1. Click on Manage Physicians under the Maintenance section of the
menu panel.
2. On the Manage Physicians screen, press
.
3. At the Add Physician box, fill in the required field, Last Name, plus
any additional information you wish to supply about the physician.
The Prefix/Title field, for example, could be filled with “Dr.” and the
Suffix field would then be “M.D.” To add a clinic name, type the
site name in the Last Name field and the location in the First
Name field.
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Required fields are
shown in blue type.
For example, when
entering information
on the Add
Physician screen,
only the physician’s
last name is
required; thus they
are shown in blue
type. Input fields are
not shown in blue
are optional.
When entering a
physician or health
care organization in
the Add Physician
screen, keep in mind
that how you
organize this
information (by
specific doctor,
clinic, or both) will be
a factor in how you
will be able to
generate recall and
reminder notices for
your clients.
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4. Press
.
5. Once the physician is successfully saved, “Physician Added” will
appear in the upper right corner of the Edit Physician box.
6. Press
twice to return to the Manage Physicians screen.
Editing Physician Information
1. Click on Manage Physicians under the Maintenance section of the
menu panel.
2. On the Manage Physicians screen, choose the physician whose
information you would like to edit from the Physician Name pick
list at the top of the screen. Or, click on the physician’s name in
the Physician Listing at the bottom of the screen.
3. Add or change information in the Edit Physician box.
4. Press
.
5. Once your changes are successfully saved, “Physician Updated”
will appear in the upper right corner of the Edit Physician box.
6. Press
twice to return to the Manage Physicians screen.
Deleting Physicians
1. Click on Manage Physicians under the Maintenance section of the
menu panel.
2. On the Manage Physicians screen, choose the physician whose
information you would like to delete from the Physician Name pick
list at the top of the screen. Or, click on the physician’s name in
the Physician Listing at the bottom of the screen.
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3. In the Edit Physician box, press
.
4. A box will open asking if you want to delete this physician. Press
.
5. Once your changes are successfully saved, “Physician Deleted”
will appear in the upper right corner of the Manage Physicians
screen.
Listing All Physicians
A list of all physicians entered into an organization’s database may be
viewed by pressing
on the Select a Physician to Edit screen.
Printing All Physicians
To print out a list of all the primary care providers in your
organization’s database, follow these steps:
1. Click Manage Physicians under Maintenance in the menu panel.
in the Select a Physician to Edit box.
2. Press
3. Do one of the following:
• Choose File, then Print, from your browser’s menu bar. In the
Print dialog box, press
.
• Or, press the printer icon on your browser’s toolbar.
4. If your printout is cut off, try setting your printer to landscape. To
do this:
• Choose File, then Print, from your browser’s menu bar.
• In the Print dialog box, press
.
• In the Properties box, find the section where you may specify
orientation. Choose landscape.
• Press
• Press
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.
in the Print dialog box.
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Required fields are
shown in blue type.
For example, when
entering information
on the Add Site
screen, the Site
name is required;
thus they are shown
in blue type. Input
fields not shown in
blue are optional.
Administrators use the Manage Site screens to add new or update
existing sites that provide immunizations within their organizations.
Once a site is added to GRITS, it is available from several pick lists
used for immunization recording and reporting.
Adding Sites
1. Click on Manage Sites under the Maintenance section of the
menu panel.
2. On the Manage Sites screen, press
.
It is important to tie
sites that draw
inventory to their
inventory sources.
This way, the
registry will be able
to keep an accurate
count of all vaccines
You will not be able
to transfer inventory
to another site within
GRITS if you have
not entered a
contact name, street
address or P.O. box,
city, state, zip code
and phone number
(including area
code).
To add inventory for
a site, refer to the
manage inventory
chapter.
3. Fill in the following information:
• Within the Add Site box, fill in the required field, Site Name.
•
Select the county where the site is located from the County pick
list.
•
If the site receives Vaccine For Children (VFC) vaccines, enter
the site’s VFC ID/PIN number. If you do not know your VFC
ID/PIN, contact the VFC Program at (800) 848-3868 or (404)
657-5013.
• Indicate whether the site maintains its own vaccine inventory or
whether it draws inventory from another source by clicking the
Yes or No radio button under Has Inventory. If the site draws
inventory from another source, choose the source from the
Draw Inventory From pick list. All sites with inventory must be
created prior to setting a site that draws from another.
• Complete any additional information you wish to supply for the
site. The site address is not required to use the GRITS registry;
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however, if you transfer vaccines between sites, you should
enter the vaccine delivery address on the manage site screen.
4. Press
.
5. Once your site has been successfully saved, “Site Added” will
appear in the upper right corner of the Edit Site box. In addition,
the Site ID will appear near the center-top portion of the screen.
The Site ID is used in the processing of inventory deductions
submitted via data exchange.
6. Press
twice to return to the Manage Sites screen.
Editing Site Information
1. Click on Manage Sites under the Maintenance section of the
menu panel.
3. On the Manage Sites screen, choose the site whose information
you would like to edit from the Site Name pick list at the top of the
screen. Or, click on the site name in the Site Listing at the bottom
of the screen.
3. Add or change information on the Add Site box.
4. Press
.
5. Once your site has been successfully saved, “Site Updated” will
appear in the upper right corner of the Edit Site box.
6. Press
twice to return to the Manage Sites screen.
Deleting Sites
1. Click on Manage Sites under the Maintenance section of the
menu panel.
2. On the Manage Sites screen, choose the site whose information
you would like to delete from the Site Name pick list at the top of
the screen. Or, click on the site name in the Site Listing at the
bottom of the screen.
3. In the Add Site box, press
.
4. A box will open asking if you want to delete this site. Press
.
5. GRITS will return to the Manage Sites screen and the message
“Site deleted” will appear at the upper right corner of the screen.
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Listing All Sites
A list of all sites entered into an organization’s database may be
viewed by choosing
on the Manage Sites screen. This table
lists the name of the site, the contact name and telephone number for
the site, and whether the site has its own inventory or draws from
another site.
Printing All Sites
To print out a list of all sites in your organization, follow these steps:
1. Click Manage Sites under Maintenance on the menu panel.
2. Press
in the Select a Site to Edit box.
3. Do one of the following:
• Choose File, then Print, from your browser’s menu bar. In the
Print dialog box, press
.
• Or, press the printer icon on your browser’s toolbar.
4. If your printout is cut off, try setting your printer to landscape. To
do this:
• Choose File, then Print, from your browser’s menu bar.
• In the Print dialog box, press
.
• In the Properties box, find the section where you may specify
orientation. Choose landscape.
• Press
• Press
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Managing Clinicians
Clinicians are the individuals within the organization who administer
and/or approve the administration of vaccines. A clinician may be
associated with one or more clinic sites. The organization
administrator will use the Manage Clinicians function to enter new and
update existing clinicians within the organization. Clinicians added to
the registry through this function will be available from pick lists used
for recording
immunizations.
Adding Clinicians
1. Click on Manage Clinicians under the Maintenance section of the
menu panel.
2. Press
.
Required fields are
shown in blue type.
For example, when
entering information
on the Managing
Clinicians screen,
the clinician last
name is required;
thus they are shown
in blue type. Input
fields are not shown
in blue are optional.
When entering
clinician site
information on the
Add Clinician
screen, you may
move the sites in the
field in the middle of
the screen from left
to right simply by
double clicking
them.
3. At the Add Clinician Information screen, choose a role for the
clinician. Definitions of these roles are as follows:
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Ordering Authority: In a public health department, the ordering
authority is the medical director. In private practice, the ordering
authority is the client’s pediatrician or primary care physician.
Clinician: The clinician is the person who administers the
vaccination.
Ordering Authority/Clinician: Check this option if the person
both authorizes and administers vaccines, such as a pediatrician.
4. Fill in the required field, Last Name, and any other fields you wish
to complete. The Prefix field, for example, might be filled with “Dr.”
and the Suffix field would then be “M.D.”
5. In the Complete Site Listing field at the bottom of the screen,
highlight a site with which the clinician will be associated and
press
. Do this for each site at which the clinician may
practice. If the clinician is associated with all the sites in the
Complete Site Listing, press
.
6. Press
.
7. After the clinician is successfully saved, the message “Inserted
clinician: <last name>, <first name>” will appear at the bottom of
the screen.
8. Press
to return to the Manage Clinicians screen, .
Editing Clinician Information
1. Click on Manage Clinicians under the Maintenance section of the
menu panel.
2. Press
. Or, choose a health care site from the Site
List and click on the appropriate clinician name on the table at the
bottom of the Manage Clinicians screen. If you choose this latter
option, skip to Step 4.
3. At the Clinician Search screen, enter the last and first names of
the clinician and press
to bring up his or her information.
Then click on his or her last name in the Search Results table. Or,
leave both fields blank and press
to bring up a list of
clinicians within the organization. You may then click on the last
name of the clinician within the Search Results table to bring up
his or her information.
4. Make the desired changes or updates to the clinician’s
information.
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5. Press
.
6. Once the clinician’s information is successfully updated, the
message “Updated clinician: “<last name>, <first name>” will
appear at the bottom of the screen.
7. To return to the Manage Clinicians screen, press
.
Deleting Clinicians
1. Click on Manage Clinicians under the Maintenance section of the
menu panel.
2. On the Manage Clinicians screen, choose a health care site from
the Site List.
. Or, click on the appropriate clinician name in
3. Press
the table at the bottom of the Manage Clinicians screen. If you
choose this latter option, skip to Step 5.
4. At the Clinician Search screen, enter the first and last name of the
clinician and press
to bring up his or her information. Then
click on his or her last name in the Search Results table. Or, leave
both fields blank and press
to bring up a list of clinicians
within the organization. You may then click on the last name of the
clinician within the Search Results table to bring up his or her
information.
5. At the Edit Clinician Information screen, press
.
6. A box will open asking if you want to delete this clinician. Press
.
7. GRITS will return you to the Manage Clinicians screen.
Listing All Clinicians
1. Click on Manage Clinicians under the Maintenance section of the
menu panel.
2. On the Manage Clinicians screen, press
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3. The Clinician Listing screen will open, showing all available
clinicians, their site association(s), and their role(s).
4. Press
to return to the Manage Clinicians screen.
Printing All Clinicians
To print out a list of all the clinicians in your organization’s database,
follow these steps:
1. Click Manage Clinicians under Maintenance in the menu panel.
at the Manage Clinicians screen.
2. Press
3. Do one of the following:
• Choose File, then Print, from your browser’s menu bar. In the
Print dialog box, press
.
• Or, press the printer icon on your browser’s toolbar.
4. If your printout is cut off, try setting your printer to landscape. To
do this:
• Choose File, then Print, from your browser’s menu bar.
• In the Print dialog box, press
.
• In the Properties box, find the section where you may specify
orientation. Choose landscape.
• Press
• Press
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Managing
Inventory
In this chapter:
Inventory Alerts
Viewing Inventory
Adding New Inventory
Updating Inventory
Returning or Destroying Expired Inventory
Selecting Inventory Transactions
Viewing Inventory Transactions
Submitting Inventory Counts
Inventory Alerts
If you are an
Administrator,
Administrator + Data
Exchange or
Inventory Control
user, the inventory
alerts screen will
also be displayed on
the GRITS Home
Page.
Expired public
vaccines are to be
marked as returned
using the Show
Inventory screen.
Expired private
vaccines are to be
marked as
destroyed or
returned through
proper channels
using the Show
Inventory screen.
The Inventory Alerts screen is displayed when you click on Manage
Inventory under Inventory on the menu panel. There are five different
inventory alerts.
1. 'Inventory Transfer Notifications’: this alert displays pending
transfers for all sites within your organization (outbound transfers
that are 'On Hold' or 'Shipped' and inbound transfers that are
'Pending Receipt'). Once the transfer is complete (accepted by
the receiving site), it will no longer appear in the alerts. Refer to
the ‘Managing Inventory Transfers’ chapter for more information.
2. 'Expired Inventory with Remaining Doses on Hand’: this alert
displays expired inventory with remaining 'Doses On Hand' greater
than zero. To remove lots from this alert, the expired doses need
to be marked as returned or destroyed using on the Show
Inventory screen. Refer to the ‘Returning and Destroying Expired
Vaccines’ section of this chapter for more information.
3. 'Please take a physical count of inventory and enter it into GRITS':
this alert displays any sites that are due to enter an inventory
count and the date the count is due. The alert will only appear if
the inventory count is due in the next five days or if the count is
overdue. To remove this alert, you need to submit an inventory
count on the Submit Inventory Count screen. Refer to the
‘Submitting Inventory Counts’ section of this chapter for more
information.
4. 'Active Inventory that is Going to Expire': this alert displays any
inventory within the organization that is going to expire in the next
ninety days or less.
5. 'Inventory that is Running Low': this alert displays any inventory
within the organization that is running low (ten doses or less).
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Viewing Inventory
To view the vaccine inventory at a particular site, follow these steps:
1. Click on Manage Inventory under the Inventory section of the
menu panel.
2. At the Inventory Alerts screen, press
.
3. The inventory table shown by default will list active vaccines from
one site within the organization. Following is a description of
inventory options available:
•
Active: Select the ‘Active’ option to view only those vaccine
lots that have valid (non-expired) doses remaining in the
site’s inventory. This is the inventory that is available for
usage on the manage immunization screen.
•
Inactive: Select the ‘Inactive’ option to view only those
vaccine lots that do not have any doses remaining in
inventory or that were set to inactive by a user. Inactive
vaccine lots that have expired are only viewable when the
Expired radio button is selected.
•
Non-Expired: Select the ‘Non-Expired’ option to view any
active or inactive inventory that has not yet expired.
•
Expired: Select the ‘Expired’ option to view any inventory
that has expired. Expired vaccine is automatically set to
inactive by the system the day after the expiration date.
4. To view inventory for a different site within your organization,
select the site name from the Site pick list.
All inventory
transferred to your
site from another
site in the registry
will be added as
active. Refer to the
Manage Transfer
chapter for more
information on
inventory transfers.
Inactive vaccines
are shown in red
type. A vaccine may
be inactive for a
number of reasons:
the vaccine lot
number doesn’t
have any doses
remaining in
inventory, the
vaccine lot has
expired, or the
vaccine lot has set
to inactive by a user.
5. To view Inactive, Non-expired or Expired vaccine, click on the
appropriate radio button.
Vaccines on the
Show Inventory
screen that are
highlighted in pink
will expire within 90
days.
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6. The following is an explanation of the columns in the inventory table:
Select:
A mark in this checkbox allows you to modify the
quantity of the selected vaccine.
Trade Name:
This column lists the vaccine’s trade name.
Lot Number:
This column lists the lot number of the vaccine.
Doses On Hand: This column lists the number of doses remaining in
the site’s inventory.
Active:
A “Y” in this column indicates the inventory is active
(available for use). An “N” indicates the vaccine is
inactive (unavailable for use because either the
vaccine lot does not have any doses remaining in
inventory, the vaccine lot has expired or the vaccine
lot was set to inactive by a user). Inactive vaccines
are shown in red type.
Public:
A “Y” in this column indicates the vaccine was
state-supplied. An “N” indicates that the vaccine
was privately purchased.
Exp Date:
This column gives the vaccine’s expiration date.
Vaccines that will expire in ninety days or less are
highlighted in pink.
Printing Inventory
To print out a list of inventory at a particular site, follow these steps:
1. Follow Steps 1-3 under Viewing Inventory.
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2. Do one of the following:
• Choose File, then Print, from your browser’s menu bar. In the
Print dialog box, press
.
• Or press the printer icon on your browser’s toolbar.
4. If your printout is cut off, try setting your printer to landscape. To
do this:
• Choose File, then Print, from your browser’s menu bar.
• In the Print dialog box, press
.
• In the Properties box, find the section where you may specify
orientation. Choose landscape.
• Press
• Press
.
in the Print dialog box.
Adding New Inventory
Use the Add Vaccine function only if you are adding a vaccine with a
new lot number. If you are adding a vaccine with a lot number that
already exists in your inventory, refer to Updating Inventory.
1. Click on Manage Inventory under the Inventory section of the
menu panel.
2. At the Inventory Alerts screen, press
.
3. At the next screen, choose the site to which you will be adding
inventory from the Site pick list.
4. Press
.
5. At the Add Vaccine Inventory Information screen, do the following:
• Verify that the site at which the inventory will be located is listed
under Site.
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• Choose the vaccine’s manufacturer from the pick list provided.
Selecting a manufacturer limits the Trade Name pick list to the
trade names associated with it.
Note: The pick lists Manufacturer, Trade Name, and Dose Size
function together to filter available options. For instance, when
a manufacturer is chosen in the Manufacturer pick list, only
trade names associated with the selected manufacturer are
displayed; likewise, when a trade name is chosen from the
Trade Name pick list, only manufacturers associated with that
trade name will be displayed. Further, if the trade name has a
specific dose size(s), the Dose Size pick list will be limited to
the appropriate dose size(s).
• Choose the vaccine’s trade name from the pick list provided.
• Enter the lot number of the vaccine in the Lot Number text box.
• Choose the dose from the Dose Size pick list; choose .25, .5,
.65, 1 ml, or 2ml.
• Enter the vaccine lot’s expiration date using the MM/DD/YYYY
format, or use the pop-up calendar by clicking the calendar icon
to the right of the field. If using the calendar icon, choose a
month and year from the pick lists provided and choose a day
by clicking on the appropriate calendar day. Press
. If the
vaccine lot’s expiration date does not specify a day, enter the
last day of the month.
• Choose the source of funding (public or private) used for the
purchase of the vaccine from the pick list. State-supplied
vaccine should be entered as public. All other vaccine should
be entered as private.
• Choose Yes from the Lot Active pick list. When adding new
inventory, the lot may only be entered as active. This controls
whether the lot shows up on pick lists when entering
immunizations.
•
Enter the Cost per Dose if known. This field is optional.
• Enter the number of vaccine doses received in the Doses on
Hand text box.
6. Press
.
7. If the new vaccine was saved successfully, the message
“Inventory was inserted successfully” will appear at the bottom of
the screen.
8. To add additional vaccines, press
.
9. To return to the Show Inventory screen, press
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Managing Inventory
Updating Inventory
To change information on existing vaccines, follow these steps:
1. Click on Manage Inventory under the Inventory section of the
menu panel.
2. At the Inventory Alerts screen, press
.
3. The inventory table shown by default will include active vaccines
from one site within the organization. Following is a description of
inventory options available:
•
Active: Select the ‘Active’ option to view only those vaccine
lots that have valid (non-expired) doses remaining in the
site’s inventory. This is the inventory that is available for
usage on the manage immunization screen.
•
Inactive: Select the ‘Inactive’ option to view only those
vaccine lots that do not have any doses remaining in
inventory or that were set to inactive by a user. Inactive
vaccine lots that have expired are only viewable when the
Expired radio button is selected.
•
Non-Expired: Select the ‘Non-Expired’ option to view any
active or inactive inventory that has not yet expired.
•
Expired: Select the ‘Expired’ option to view any inventory
that has expired. Expired vaccine is automatically set to
inactive by the system the day after the expiration date.
Amount text box will
only accept whole
numbers and .5
(half) doses.
4. To view inventory for a different site within your organization,
select the site name from the Site pick list.
5. Choose to view Inactive, Non-expired or Expired vaccine, click on
the appropriate radio button.
6. Once the appropriate site’s inventory displays, select the vaccine
lot you wish to update by clicking on the vaccine’s trade name,
which is underlined and in blue.
7. On the Edit Vaccine Inventory Information screen, make desired
changes to the Manufacturer, Trade Name, Lot Number, Dose
Size, Expiration Date, Funding Program, Lot Active or Cost per
Dose fields for each vaccine lot. These fields should only be
edited only if the vaccine from the lot has not yet been
administered.
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8. To modify the quantity, enter the following information:
‘Damaged in transit
to provider’ is only
available for
subtracting inventory
for public (statesupplied) vaccine.
•
Under Amount, enter the number of doses to be added or
subtracted.
•
Choose a primary explanation for changing the quantity of
the vaccine lot by selecting from the Reason pick list.
•
Choose a secondary explanation for changing the quantity
of the vaccine lot by selecting from the Secondary Reason
pick list. The Secondary Reason pick list will only appear
when a secondary reason is required.
•
The inventory transaction reason you select will determine
if inventory is added or subtracted.
Reasons for adding or subtracting inventory:
Primary Explanation
Receipt of Shipment
Spoilage
Damaged in transit to
provider
Failure to store
properly
Refrigeration failure
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Secondary Explanation
N/A
Parent or child refused
Not needed after prepared
Leaked from syringe
Appears contaminated
Erroneously combined in syringe
Diluent added when not required
N/A
Action
Add
Subtract
Subtract
Subtract
Subtract
Subtract
Subtract
Subtract
Left out overnight
Refrigerator door left ajar
Stored at inappropriate
temperature range
Refrigerator unplugged
inadvertently
Refrigerator unplugged – not
plugged back in
Refrigeration failure – natural
disaster
Refrigeration failure – equipment
failure
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Subtract
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Subtract
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Refrigeration failure – power
outage
Fewer than nominal doses in
Multi-dose vial
Missing or unaccounted for
Error correction-Sub
Error correction-Add
Lost or unaccounted
for
Error correction
7. Press
Subtract
Subtract
Subtract
Subtract
Add
.
Note: In the event the lot is inactive and doses on hand are
modified to be greater than zero, the system will prompt you to
determine if you want to reactivate the lot. Click
to activate
the lot or
to keep the lot inactive. All edits will be saved
with either choice.
8. Once your updates are saved to the registry’s database, the
message “Inventory was updated successfully” will appear at the
bottom of the screen.
9. Press
to return to the Show Inventory screen.
Modifying Quantities of Multiple Vaccines
To change inventory quantities of multiple vaccine lots, follow these
steps:
1. Follow Steps 1-3 under Updating Inventory.
2. Once the appropriate site’s inventory displays, put a check mark
next to the vaccine lots whose quantities you want to modify.
3. Press
.
4. On the Modify Doses on Hand screen, enter the following
information:
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•
Under Amount, enter the number of doses to be added or
subtracted.
•
Choose a primary explanation for changing the quantity of
the vaccine lot by selecting from the Reason pick list. Refer
to the list on the previous page for a description of the
reasons for adding or subtracting inventory.
•
Choose a secondary explanation for changing the quantity
of the vaccine lot by selecting from the Secondary Reason
pick list. The Secondary Reason pick list will only appear
when a secondary reason is required.
•
Press
.
Returning or Destroying Expired Vaccines
To document returning or destroying expired vaccines, follow these
steps:
1. Click on Manage Inventory under the Inventory section of the
menu panel.
2. At the Inventory Alerts screen, press
.
3. Select the site with an expired vaccine lot from the Site pick list.
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4. From the Show radio buttons select the ‘Expired’ option to view
any inventory that has expired.
5. You will see a list of expired vaccines. This screen had three
sections.
•
Public (state-supplied) vaccine lots that have expired with
doses remaining in inventory that need to be returned.
•
Private vaccine lots that have expired with doses remaining in
inventory that need to be returned or destroyed
•
Vaccine lots that have expired with no remaining doses or lots
that have been marked as returned or destroyed
6. You must enter the return public and private doses separately.
Returning Public Vaccine
1. Select any public vaccine that you are returning. You may select
more than one lot at a time.
2. Press
to mark the lot as returned to McKesson. The
vaccine should be returned to the McKesson distribution center by
following the guidelines found under the heading ‘Returning
Federal Expired Vaccine’ located under the resources on the web
section on the GRITS home page.
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Returning Private Vaccine
1. Select any private vaccine that you are returning. You may select
more than one lot at a time.
2. Press
to mark the lot as returned.
Destroying Private Vaccine
1. Select any private vaccine that you are destroying. You may
select more than one lot at a time.
2. Press
to mark the lot as destroyed.
Selecting Inventory Transactions
1. Click on the Manage Inventory menu item under the Inventory
section of the menu panel.
2. At the Inventory Alerts screen, press
.
Alternatively, the button
is also available on the
Show Inventory screen. At the Inventory Alerts screen, press
. At the Show Inventory screen, press
.
3. At the Show Transactions screen, do the following:
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• Select the option button Date txn Entered into GRITS, and
enter the From and To dates for when the inventory
transactions were entered in GRITS.
-OR-
• Select the option button Date shot was Administered, and enter
the From and To dates for immunizations that were
administered from inventory.
• Select the default option All User Names from the User Name
pick list, or choose a specific user name to limit your search.
• Select the default option All Transaction Reasons from the
Transaction Reason pick list, or choose a specific transaction
reason to limit your search.
Transactions reasons relate to the Reason pick list on the Edit
Vaccine Inventory Information screen.
•
If a specific transaction reason was selected in the previous
step and the selected transaction reason has sub-values, the
Secondary Reason pick list will appear.
When From and To
dates are entered for
the Date shot was
given, only immunizations, deleted
immunizations, and
partial dose immunizations will be
returned for the Print
All Transactions
report.
Select the default option All Secondary Reasons from the
Secondary Reason pick list, or choose a specific secondary
reason to limit your search.
Secondary reasons relate to the Secondary Reason pick list on
the Edit Vaccine Inventory Information screen. The Secondary
Reason pick list will only appear if the selected transaction
reason has sub-values.
Transaction Reasons and Secondary Reasons: Transaction
reasons are in BOLD font style. Secondary reasons are in Regular
font style and are indented.
Code
1
2
3
5
6
3a
3b
3c
3d
3e
3f
6a
Transaction
Description
Receipt of Shipment
[Historic] Returned viable vaccine to
McKesson
Spoilage
Parent or child refused
Not needed after prepared
Leaked from syringe
Appears contaminated
Erroneously combined in syringe
Diluent added when not required
Damaged in transit to provider
Failure to store properly
Left out overnight
Manage Inventory
Action
Add
Subtract
Subtract
Subtract
Subtract
Subtract
Subtract
Subtract
Subtract
Transactions
marked [Historic] are
no longer available
in the inventory pick
lists beginning with
GRITS version
4.6.0. Transactions
that were entered
prior to the 4.6.0
release will retain
the historic codes.
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Code
6b
6c
6d
6e
7
8
7a
7b
7c
8a
8b
8c
11
11a
11b
ERROR
ERRSUB
ERRADD
Immunize
Delete
RETX
DES
TRA
WAS
REC
RET
ERR
Transaction
Description
Refrigerator door left ajar
Stored at inappropriate temperature
range
Refrigerator unplugged inadvertently
Refrigerator unplugged – not plugged
back in
Refrigeration failure
Refrigeration failure – natural disaster
Refrigeration failure – equipment
failure
Refrigeration failure – power outage
Transfer
Receipt of Transfer
Outbound Transfer
Outbound Transfer - Deleted
Lost or unaccounted for
Fewer than nominal doses in Multidose vial
Missing or unaccounted for
Error correction
Error correction-Sub
Error correction-Add
Immunizations Given
Immunizations Deleted
Returned – Expired
Destroyed – Expired
[Historic] Doses Transferred
[Historic] Doses Wasted
[Historic] Receipt of Inventory
[Historic] Doses Returned
[Historic] Error correction
Action
Subtract
Subtract
Subtract
Subtract
Subtract
Subtract
Subtract
Add
Subtract
Subtract
Subtract
Subtract
Subtract
Add
Subtract
Add
Subtract
Subtract
Subtract
Subtract
Add
Subtract
Subtract/Add
• Select the default option All Sites with Inventory from the Site
Name pick list, or choose a specific site name to limit your
search.
• Select the default option All Vaccine Groups from the Vaccine
Group pick list, or choose a specific vaccine group to limit your
search.
• Select the default option All Trade Names from the Trade
Name pick list, or choose a specific trade name to limit your
search.
• Select the default option All Lot Numbers from the Lot Number
pick list, or choose a specific lot number to limit your search.
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• Select the default option All Funding Sources from the Funding
Source pick list, or choose a specific funding source to limit
your search.
Note: the pick lists Site Name, Vaccine Group, Trade Name,
Lot Number and Funding Source function together to filter
available options. For instance, when a site name is chosen in
the Site Name pick list, only trade names and lot numbers for
the selected site are displayed; likewise, when a trade name is
chosen from the Trade Name pick list, only sites that have that
trade name in inventory and only the lot number(s) specific to
the that trade name will be displayed.
Viewing Transaction Reports
1. Press
,
, or
.
2. The selected transaction report will display. See Transaction
Reports below for an explanation of each report.
Transaction Reports
Three transaction reports are available in GRITS. These reports are
the Inventory Transaction Report, Immunization Transaction Report
by Date Administered, and Immunization Transaction Report by Trade
Name/Lot#/Funding Source.
Inventory Transaction Report
This report returns all inventory transactions as requested using the
Vaccine Transaction Filtering Options on the Show Transactions screen.
Inventory Transactions: The top table on the report provides the
following information:
Site Name:
Vaccines in the table are first sorted alphabetically
by site name.
Transaction Date: Vaccines are next sorted numerically by
transaction date; the most recent transactions are
shown first.
Vaccine Group:
The vaccine group of the vaccine is listed in this
column.
Trade Name:
The trade name of the vaccine is listed in this
column.
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Lot #:
Transaction Code 4
- Expired Vaccine
does not removed
the expired vaccine
from inventory, so
the numbers are not
included in the
Transaction Count
and Dose Count.
When an expired
vaccine is returned
or destroyed, the
vaccine is then
subtracted from
inventory and
included in the
Transaction Count
and Dose Count
totals.
The lot number of the vaccine is listed in this
column.
Funding:
The funding type of the vaccine is listed in this
column. Either PUBLIC or PRIVATE.
Transaction Code: The type of inventory transaction that occurred is
listed in this column. Refer to Transaction reasons
and Secondary reasons for an explanation of the
transaction codes shown in this column.
User Name:
The name of the user who entered the inventory
transaction is listed in this column.
Inventory deductions processed through data
exchange will display the username of the person
who uploaded the file and double asterisks (**).
Doses:
The number of doses added to or subtracted from
inventory transaction is listed in this column.
Inventory Transaction Totals: The Inventory Transaction Totals
table at the bottom of the Inventory Transaction Report provides a
summary of all transactions on the report groups by each type of
transaction reason/secondary reason:
Transaction Code: This column displays the code that identifies the
transaction reason/secondary reason.
Transaction Description: This column displays the description of the
transaction reason/secondary reason.
Transaction Count: This column represents the number of
transactions that occurred for a single transaction
reason/secondary reason.
For example, two shipments of 50 doses each –
the transaction count is two.
Dose Count:
This column represents the number of doses
added or subtracted for a single transaction
reason/secondary reason.
For example, two shipments of 50 doses each –
the dose count is 100.
Transaction Totals: The Transaction Totals fields consist of a total
Transaction Count and a total Dose Count for the report.
Immunization Transaction Report by Date Administered
This report returns immunization transactions as requested using the
Vaccine Transaction Filtering Options on the Show Transactions
screen. Only immunization transactions that were deducted from
inventory are listed on the report.
Each site within your organization will be listed separately on the
report. Each site’s immunization transactions are ordered by the date
administered column and client name.
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Immunization Transactions: The top table on the report provides a
list of immunization transactions including the following information:
Date Administered: Transactions in the table are first ordered
alphabetically by Date Administered, which is the
date the client received the immunization; the
most recent transactions are shown first.
Transaction Date: The date the immunization transaction is entered
into GRITS is listed in this column.
Client Name:
Transactions are next sorted by Client Name.
Birth Date:
The Birth Date of the client is listed in this column.
Chart #:
If your organization has listed a chart number for
the client, it is listed in this column.
Vaccine Group:
The vaccine group of the vaccine administered is
listed in this column.
Trade Name:
The trade name of the vaccine administered is
listed in this column.
Lot #:
The lot number of the vaccine administered is
listed in this column.
Funding:
The funding type of the vaccine administered is
listed in this column. Either PUBLIC or PRIVATE.
Eligibility Status: The eligibility status under which the immunization
was administered is listed in this column.
User Name:
The name of the user who entered the
immunization transaction is listed in this column.
Inventory deductions processed through data
exchange will display the username of the person
who uploaded the file and double asterisks (**).
Date Administered Count: Following each site’s list of immunization
transactions, a table displays a count of immunizations for each Date
Administered.
Eligibility Count: Following each site’s list of immunization
transactions, a second table displays a count of immunizations for
each Eligibility type.
Eligibility Total Count: Concluding the report is an Eligibility Totals
table, which displays a count of immunizations for each Eligibility type
for all sites on the report
Immunization Transaction Report by Trade Name/Lot
#/Funding Source
This report returns immunization transactions as requested using the
Vaccine Transaction Filtering Options on the Show Transactions
screen. Only immunization transactions that were deducted from
inventory are listed on the report.
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Each site within your organization will be listed separately on the
report. Each site’s immunization transactions are ordered by the
trade name, lot #, funding source and client name columns.
Immunization Transactions: The top table on the report provides a
list of immunization transactions including the following information:
Date Administered: The date the vaccine was administered to the
client is listed in this column.
Transaction Date: The date the immunization transaction is entered
into GRITS is listed in this column.
Client Name:
Transactions are next sorted by Client Name.
Birth Date:
The Birth Date of the client is listed in this column.
Chart #:
If your organization has listed a chart number for
the client, it is listed in this column.
Vaccine Group:
The vaccine group of the vaccine administered is
listed in this column.
Trade Name:
The trade name of the vaccine administered is
listed in this column. The transaction table is
ordered by the trade name column.
Lot #:
The lot number of the vaccine administered is
listed in this column.
Funding:
The funding type of the vaccine administered is
listed in this column. Either PUBLIC or PRIVATE.
Eligibility Status: The eligibility status under which the immunization
was administered is listed in this column.
User Name:
The name of the user who entered the
immunization transaction is listed in this column.
Inventory deductions processed through data
exchange will display the username of the person
who uploaded the file and double asterisks (**).
Trade Name/Lot #/Funding Source Count: Following each site’s list
of immunization transactions, a table displays a count of
immunizations for each Trade Name/Lot #/Funding Source.
Eligibility Count: Following each site’s list of immunization
transactions, a second table displays a count of immunizations for
each Eligibility type.
Eligibility Total Count: Concluding the report is an Eligibility Totals
table, which displays a count of immunizations for each Eligibility type
for all sites on the report.
Printing Transaction Reports
To print out a list of vaccine transactions, follow these steps:
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1. Follow Steps 1-2 under Viewing Transaction Reports.
2. Click anywhere on the page.
3. Do one of the following:
• Choose File, then Print, from your browser’s menu bar. In the
Print dialog box, press
.
• Or press the printer icon on your browser’s toolbar.
4. If your printout is cut off, try setting your printer to landscape. To
do this:
• Choose File, then Print, from your browser’s menu bar.
• In the Print dialog box, press
.
• In the Properties box, find the section where you may specify
orientation. Choose landscape.
• Press
• Press
.
in the Print dialog box.
Submitting Inventory Count
The purpose of the Submit Inventory Count screen is to allow a site
to submit a count of public (state-supplied) inventory that is currently
on hand. When the physical inventory count is submitted, GRITS
automatically creates the VFC Comprehensive report and Vaccine
Accountability Statements. A physical inventory count is entered into
GRITS on a periodic schedule. The schedule by which a site submits
its physical inventory count is determined by whether or not the site
reports to a public health district.
Physical Inventory Count Schedule
Sites that report to a public health district
Public health district-controlled sites are required to submit a physical
inventory count on the last day of the month. An alert to count
inventory is provided 5 days prior to the end of the month to remind a
site to submit the physical inventory count (See Inventory Count Alert).
Sites that do NOT report to a public health district
Sites that are not controlled by a public health district are required to
submit a physical inventory count once per calendar month. All sites
for a particular organization must agree on which day to count
inventory for the month. After the organization’s sites submit their
inventory count the first time, an alert to count inventory is provided 5
days prior to one calendar month after the last site in the organization
submits their inventory count (See Inventory Count Alert).
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Inventory counts are
date and time
stamped. Any
inventory
transactions
(including
immunizations)
entered after the
inventory count has
been submitted will
be included in the
reporting period for
the following month.
Inventory counts
should only be
submitted once per
month, although it is
possible to submit
an inventory count
twice in the same
month allowing for
vacations, holidays,
etc. A warning
message will appear
when more than one
inventory count is
submitted for the
month. GRITS will
not allow an
inventory count to be
submitted within 7
days of a previous
inventory count to
ensure the accuracy
of the reports.
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Note: A Reporting Period is the period between monthly physical
inventory counts.
Submitting an Inventory Count
1. Click on Manage Inventory under the Inventory section of the
menu panel.
2. At the Inventory Alerts screen, press
.
3. At the Show Inventory screen, select the site that you want to
count inventory from the Site pick list.
4. Press
5. The Count Inventory screen will display. In the Count section of the
screen, all lots that were active for the selected site since the last
inventory count are displayed, as are those without activity since the
last inventory count, but have a quantity on hand greater than zero.
This is followed by the Expired section that displays all public lots that
are expired and have a quantity on hand greater than zero.
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•
•
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Only public lots will be displayed.
Lots that are decremented to zero in GRITS during the
reporting period are displayed for one reporting period or
until they receive a zero count.
(The possibility exists that while GRITS inventory states
inventory is zero, a Site may still have physical inventory
for the vaccine lot.)
Lots that expire are displayed in the Expired section if they
have a quantity on hand in GRITS greater than zero. Expired
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lots can be returned electronically in GRITS on the Count
Inventory screen or in the Show Inventory/Expired tab.
6. To return any expired lots displayed click the Select box for each
lot and press
to mark the lot as returned to McKesson.
You may select more than one lot at a time.
7. Take a physical count of public inventory and enter the number of
doses on hand in the Counted column. If you have no remaining
inventory for a lot, enter zero. Note:
provides a
printer-friendly worksheet displaying the vaccine lot detail for the
lots to be counted in the current reporting period.
8. Press
to submit your count of inventory.
9. Once the Inventory count is submitted, links to the following
reports for the site will be displayed:
•
Vaccine Accountability Statement: Displays vaccine
distribution, usage and wastage information regarding
VFC (public) inventory. The report additionally gives
information on discrepancies between a site’s physical
count of inventory and what is expected in GRITS.
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Replacement costs for unaccounted for, spoiled and
expired vaccines are calculated.
•
VFC/GIP Comprehensive report: Displays vaccine
usage by eligibility, the most recent inventory count
and wastage information regarding VFC (public)
inventory. See VFC Inventory Reports in the Reports
and Forms chapter for more information on the Vaccine
Accountability Statement and the VFC/GIP
Comprehensive Report.
•
VFC Inventory Transactions report: Displays all
transactions that occurred during the reporting period.
All non-immunization/non-delete transactions are
sorted by VFC-defined vaccine groups and appear in
the detail section for each group. All transaction totals,
including immunizations and deletes display in the
summary section for each group.
10. These links will be available on the Physical Count screen until the
next inventory count is submitted for this site.
11. If a mistake was made regarding the physical inventory count, a user
may delete the count (and resulting inventory reports) by pressing
the Delete button, and submit a new inventory count. The Delete
button is available for five days once the inventory count is submitted.
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Managing
Inventory
Transfers
In this chapter:
Viewing Transfer Lists
Creating Transfers
Editing Transfers
Shipping Transfers
Deleting Transfers
Shipping Documents
Accepting Transfers
Merging Lots
Viewing Completed Transfer Details
An alert will appear
on the inventory
alerts page for each
pending transfer for
your organization.
The alert will
disappear after the
transfer is accepted.
See the Alerts
section of the
Inventory Chapter
for more information
on alerts.
The transfer function of GRITS allows you to view and manage the
transfer of inventory between sites within your organization or transfer
inventory to another organization.
Information on inventory transfers for an organization is accessed by
selecting ‘manage transfer’ under the Inventory section of the menu
panel. This will bring up the Display Transfer screen.
There are four screens used in the transfer process:
•
•
•
•
Display Transfer Screen – primary transfer screen used to
list transfers for your organization and to access the remaining
transfer screens.
Create/Edit Transfer Screen – used to create, edit, or delete
an outbound transfer
Shipping Documents Screen – used to generate packing
guides, shipping invoices and mailing labels
Display Transfer Details Screen - used to view and accept
an incoming transfer or view the details of a completed
transfer
Viewing Transfer Information
The Display Transfer
screen will default to
list all transfer types
for the site last
associated with your
user id. The historic
transfer section will
default to list
transfers accepted
(completed) in the
last 30 days.
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The Display Transfer screen contains a list of transfers for your
organization.
Transfer Listing
The transfer inventory section at the top of the Display Transfer
screen gives you the ability to filter the transfer listing.
•
Use the Site pick list to display only transfers involving a
specific site within your organization or select all transfers to
display transfers for all of your sites.
•
Use the Transfer Type pick list to display only inbound,
outbound or all transfer types.
•
Use the ‘Show historic from last XX days’ pick list to control
the number of completed transfers to display in the historic
transfer section.
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The screen has three sections: Outbound Pending Transfers, Inbound
Pending Transfers and Historic (completed) Transfers
Outbound Pending Transfers Section
This table lists all the pending transfers your site has created to date.
Transfers in this section are listed in descending order transfer id.
Transfer Id:
Transfer Type:
Transfer Status:
Sending
Organization
Site:PIN: Name:
The GRITS internal tracking number.
The type of transfer. All transfers in this section
are outbound
The status of the transfer – On Hold or Shipped.
See the Creating/Editing/Deleting a Transfer
section for more information on transfer status.
This is the sending site’s contact information as
it is entered on the manage site screen. To edit
this information, refer to the Managing Sites
section in the Maintenance chapter of this
manual.
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Receiving
Organization
Site:PIN: Name:
Shipped Date:
Last Edited:
This is the receiving site’s contact information as
it is entered on the manage site screen. The
receiving site is not required to have information
entered. To edit this information for one of your
own site’s, refer to the Managing Sites section in
the Maintenance chapter of this manual. You
cannot enter the receiving site’s information for
another organization’s site in the registry.
The date the transfer was originally shipped by
the sending organization. This is the date the
sending site first clicked the Ship button, any
modification to the transfer does not alter the
Shipped Date.
The date the transfer was last modified.
Below the Outbound Pending Transfers section is the list of Inbound
Pending Transfers.
Inbound Pending Transfers Section.
The inbound pending transfers section lists all the pending transfers
that have been shipped to your organization, but have not been
accepted to date. Transfers in this section are listed in descending
order by shipped date then transfer id.
In the historic
section a transfer
may have the
‘Internal’ transfer
type. This is
displayed only for a
transfer between
sites within the same
organization and you
have selected to
display ‘All
Transfers’ in the site
pick list. The
internal transfer
represents the
inbound and
outbound transfer
record.
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The Inbound Pending Transfers section lists the same type
information as the Pending Outbound Transfers. All transfers in this
section have a transfer type of ‘Inbound’ and have a status of
‘Pending Receipt.’
Historic Transfers Section
This table lists all the transfers that are completed to your
organization. A transfer is complete when the receiving site accepts
the transfer. Transfers in this section are listed in descending order
by shipped date then transfer id.
The Historic section lists the same information as the Pending
Outbound Transfers except that the Last Edited Date column is not
displayed. Instead, the Receipt Date is displayed. All Transfers in
this section have a status of ‘Complete.’
Receipt Date: The date the transfer was accepted by the receiving
organization. This is the date the transferred lots were added to the
receiving site’s inventory.
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Creating/Editing/Deleting a Transfer
You can create new outbound transfer, or edit or delete an existing
outbound transfer for your organization using the Create/Edit Transfer
screen.
Creating a Transfer
To create a new transfer, use the following steps:
1. On the Display Transfer screen, press
.
2. You will be routed to the Create/Edit Transfer Screen.
3. Select a Sending Site. The site name will default to the last
site associated with your userid. The screen will refresh with
the inventory of the site you select.
The sending site
MUST have a
contact name,
street address or
P.O. Box, city,
state, zip and
phone number
(including area
code) entered on
the manage site
screen before the
site can send a
transfer. This
information is
required in order for
the receiving site to
have access to your
contact information if
there is a question
regarding the
transfer. If you get
an error when
shipping a transfer,
save the transfer on
hold and go to the
manage sites
screen.
4. Select a Receiving Organization. The receiving organization
will default to your organization.
5. Select a Receiving Site. The receiving site pick list is loaded
based on the Receiving Organization selected. You can
select to display receiving sites in the pick list by the site name
or by the site PIN (Vaccines For Children ID).
6. Select lots to transfer from the Add from Inventory section. To
select a lot to transfer, enter the number of doses to transfer in
the Doses Transferred column. You cannot transfer vaccine
in less than 0.5 dose increments.
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Negative Doses on
Hand:
Doses on Hand is
recalculated every
time the transfer
screen is saved or
refreshed. This
value reflects the
difference between
the number of doses
you have entered to
transfer and the total
number of doses
you have in
available for usage
in inventory. It is
possible that the
doses on hand could
be a negative
amount for a transfer
that is on hold.
Since inventory
entered on a transfer
on hold is still
available for usage
in inventory, you can
earmark a dose for
transfer and then
give that dose as an
immunization, enter
it as wastage or ship
it on another
transfer. You must
reduce the number
of doses you are
transferring.
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Vaccine Group:
Trade Name:
Lot Number:
Active:
Public:
Exp Date:
Doses On Hand:
Doses Transferred:
This column gives the vaccine’s name. For a
combination vaccine, all vaccine names are
listed.
This column gives the vaccine’s trade name.
This column lists the lot number of the vaccine.
A “Y” in this column indicates the inventory is
active (available for use). An “N” indicates the
vaccine is inactive. Inactive vaccines are
available for transfer if there are non-expired
doses.
A “Y” in this column indicates that the vaccine
was state-supplied. An “N” indicates that the
vaccine was privately purchased.
This column gives the vaccine’s expiration
date. Vaccine cannot be transferred after it has
expired. If a vaccine expires after it has been
shipped, the vaccine will remain on the transfer
items.
The number of remaining doses available for
transfer or usage in your inventory.
The number of doses your are transferring.
The Doses Transferred must be less than the
number of doses in inventory.
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7. There are several ways to save a transfer.
•
button allows you to save a transfer, but not
The
send the transfer to the receiving organization. The
doses are only earmarked for transfer, they remain
available for usage in your inventory.
•
The
button saves the transfer and sends the
transfer to the receiving organization. The transfer
must be shipped before the receiving site can accept
the transfer. Shipping the transfer will decrement the
transferred doses from your inventory.
•
The
button saves the transfer in its
current status. If the transfer is new or ‘on hold’ and the
shipped documents button is pressed, the transfer is
saved and remains ‘on hold’. If the transfer has been
shipped and the shipping documents button is pressed,
the transfer is saved in a ‘shipped’ status and the
receiving site’s inbound transfer record is updated.
The Hold button is
not displayed once
the transfer has
been shipped.
Note: You cannot
transfer inventory
that has expired
When an outbound
transfer that has
been on Hold is
ready to be shipped,
press the Ship
button. If the
vaccine has expired
a pop-up message
will be displayed to
indicate expired
vaccine cannot be
shipped.
Expired public
vaccine should be
returned to
McKesson’s
distribution center
and mark the
vaccines doses as
returned in GRITS.
Expired private
vaccine should not
be sent to
McKesson. Mark
the expired vaccine
doses as returned or
destroyed in GRITS.
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Be sure to look
through the entire
receiving
organization list
before you create an
external site. Some
organizations may
be listed under the
parent company
name or a county
may be listed under
a district number.
8. Once the transfer is saved, the transfer will be assigned a
transfer id that appears in the top left corner of the Create/Edit
Transfer screen. The transfer status and status date will also
display in the top right corner. The lots transferred will be listed
in the Transfer Items not the Add from Inventory section.
Sending a Transfer to an External Organization
You may want to transfer to an organization that is not a participant in
the GRITS registry. Transferring to an External organization follows
the same process as a routing transfer except that you need to create
a receiving site. Follow these steps to create an external site:
1. On the Create/Edit Transfer screen, select ‘External
Organization’ from the Receiving Organization pick list.
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2. Select the receiving site. The receiving site pick list will default
to ‘–Create a New External Site’. If the site you are
transferring to is not already listed in the site pick list, leave the
receiving site as ‘– Create a New External Site’.
3. For a new external site, enter in the Site name and address
information. The site name is required but the address is
optional. NOTE: Once you save the transfer, the name and
address information for the external site is not editable
4. The external sites you create will appear in the external site
pick list for your organization in the future.
Editing Transfers
The sending site can edit a transfer until the receiving site accepts the
transfer. The sending site is not changeable on a transfer. To Edit a
transfer, perform the following steps:
1. On the Display Transfer screen select the pending outbound
transfer you wish to edit by clicking on the transfer id.
2. You will be routed to the Create/Edit screen for the selected
transfer
3. You can change the receiving organization and /or receiving
site by selecting a different site from the pick list.
4. You can change the number of doses transferred. To select a
lot to transfer enter a number in the Doses Transferred field. To
deselect a lot, enter blank or zero in the Doses Transferred
field. Any inventory that is expired after you shipped the
transfer will be highlighted in pink.
6. To save the changes, press the
,
or
button.
Deleting a Transfer
The sending site can delete an outbound transfer if the receiving site
has not accepted the transfer (transfer is pending). To delete a
transfer, follow these steps:
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1. On the Display Transfer screen, select the pending outbound
transfer you wish to delete by clicking on the transfer id.
2. You will be routed to the Create/Edit screen for the selected
transfer, press
.
3. Press
4. Press
in the confirmation box.
to return to the Display Transfers screen
5. The non-expired doses are added back into your inventory as
‘active’ inventory.
Shipping Documents
You can generate a packing guide, shipping invoices, and labels for
transfers.
To print shipping documents for outbound transfers :
1. On the Display Transfer screen, press
2. You will be routed to the Shipping Document screen.
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3. Select a site from the Site pick list. The screen will default to
display outbound transfers for the site last associated with
your user id.
4. The ship date defaults to the current date. To change the ship
date, enter a new date in the Ship Date text box or select a
date by clicking the calendar icon. You press
to
refresh the screen using the new ship date.
5. All outbound transfers that have been shipped on or after the
ship date will be selected. All outbound transfers on hold will
display below the shipped transfers. The on hold transfers will
not be selected.
6. Select or deselect the transfers you want to generate shipping
documents for by clicking in the Select check box. You can
also use the
or
buttons.
To print shipping documents for a single outbound pending transfer
1. On the Display Transfer screen, select the transfer id of the
outbound transfer.
2. On the Create/Edit Transfer screen, press
.
3. You will be routed to the Shipping Document screen. The
outbound transfer will be the only transfer displayed.
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To print shipping documents for a single pending inbound or
completed transfer:
1. On the Display Transfer screen, select the transfer id of
inbound transfer.
2. On the Display Transfer Details screen, press
.
3. You will be routed to the Shipping Document screen. The
inbound transfer will be the only transfer displayed.
Packing Guide
You can generate a packing guide for the selected transfers
1. On the Shipping Documents screen, press
.
2. Packing Guides will be generated for each of the transfers
selected. The packing guides are generated in order by
transfer id.
3. Once the packing guide is generated, it will be displayed using
Adobe Acrobat Reader®. Refer to the Optimizing GRITS
chapter in this manual for more information on Acrobat
Reader®.
4. To print the report, press the printer icon on the Adobe®
toolbar. Press
in the Print dialog box.
5. To return to the Shipping Documents screen, close the Adobe
Acrobat Reader® window by pressing the X in the upper right
corner.
Shipping Invoice
To generate shipping invoices follow these steps:
1. On the Shipping Documents screen, press
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2. Two invoices (one for the receiving site, one for the sending
site) will be generated for each of the transfers selected. The
invoices are generated in order by transfer id. All of the
receiving site invoices are generated first, followed by the
sending site’s copy.
3. Once the invoice is generated, it will be displayed using Adobe
Acrobat Reader®. Refer to the Optimizing GRITS chapter in
this manual for more information on Acrobat Reader®.
4. To print the report, press the printer icon on the Adobe®
toolbar. Press
in the Print dialog box.
5. To return to the Shipping Documents screen, close the Adobe
Acrobat Reader® window by pressing the X in the upper right
corner.
Shipping Labels
To generate a shipping labels follow these steps:.
1. On the Shipping Documents screen, press
.
2. A shipping label will be generated for each of the transfers
selected. The receiving site must have a complete address
on file for a shipping label to be generated. A complete
address includes a street address or p.o. box, city, state, 5
digit zip. Labels are generated in order by transfer id.
Printer settings for
labels vary between
computers. Try
printing out a test
label on a regular
sheet of paper and
compare to your
label sheet.
3. Once the label is generated, it will be displayed using Adobe
Acrobat Reader®. Refer to the Optimizing GRITS chapter in
this manual for more information on Acrobat Reader®.
4. To print the labels, press the printer icon on the Adobe®
toolbar. Press
in the Print dialog box.
5. To return to the Shipping Documents screen, close the Adobe
Acrobat Reader® window by pressing the X in the upper right
corner.
Accepting a Transfer
The Display Transfer Details screen allows a user to accept a
transfer. You must accept an incoming transfer in order for the doses
to be added into your inventory.
Accepting a Transfer
To accept a transfer, follow these steps:
1. On the Display Transfer screen select the pending inbound
transfer you wish to accept by clicking on the transfer id.
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2. You will be routed to the Display Transfer Details screen for
the selected transfer.
3. On the screen, the contact information for the sending and
receiving sites are displayed. The contact information includes
the following information for each site:
Organization:
Site PIN – Name:
Address:
Contact:
Phone #:
Ship Date:
This column gives the name of the organization
This column gives the site’s Vaccine for
Children ID and name.
This column lists the street address and/or p.o.
box number, city, state and zip code.
This column lists the name of the contact
person for the site.
This column lists the phone number of the site.
This column lists the date the transfer was
shipped.
On the screen, the details of the incoming transfer are displayed. The
details include the following information:
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Vaccine Group:
Trade Name:
Lot Number:
Public:
Exp Date:
Doses Transferred:
Reason:
This column gives the vaccine’s name. For a
combination vaccine, all vaccine names are
listed.
This column gives the vaccine’s trade name.
This column lists the lot number of the vaccine.
A “Y” in this column indicates that the vaccine
was state-supplied. An “N” indicates that the
vaccine was privately purchased.
This column gives the vaccine’s expiration
date. Vaccine cannot be transferred after it has
expired. However, if a vaccine expires after it
has been shipped, the vaccine will remain on
the transfer.
The number of doses your are transferring.
The Doses Transferred must be less than the
number of doses in inventory.
The impact on inventory. For an inbound
transfer, the reason is ‘Receipt of Inventory.’
NOTE: Once the
transfer is
accepted, the
receiving site is
accountable for the
inventory. If there
is a problem with
the transfer, please
contact the
sending site to
make corrections
BEFORE
accepting.
4. Carefully compare the transfer listed on the screen to the
inventory that you received. Any inventory that is expired
after the sending site shipped the transfer will be highlighted in
pink.
5. If you want to view the shipping documents for the pending
inbound transfer, press
. You will be
routed to the Shipping Document screen. The pending
inbound transfer will be the only transfer listed. Viewing the
shipping documents does not accept the transfer.
6. If there are no discrepancies, press
. If there is
a problem do not accept the transfer and contact the sending
site. The sending site will be able to correct the transfer
record.
7. Once the transfer is accepted the transfer status is complete.
The doses have been added to the receiving site’s inventory.
Non-expired doses are added as ‘active’ inventory.
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Merging of Lots in Inventory
When you accept a transfer, the system will check to see if the
incoming lot matches any of your existing inventory lots. If the lot is
considered a match, the incoming doses will be added to your existing
lot. If the incoming lot is not a match, a new lot will be created.
The incoming lot must have the same values in the following fields for
the lots to be considered a ‘match’.
1. Trade Name
2. Lot Number (will match upper case to lower case)
3. Funding Source
4. Dose Size
5. Expiration Date
In addition, matching lot information may be merged with an existing
lot according to the following business rules.
1. An incoming lot can be merged with an existing inactive lot. If
the lots are merged, the existing lot will become active.
2. If two lots are merged that have different manufacturers, keep
the existing manufacturer.
3. If two lots are merged that have different Cost per Dose, and
the existing lot’s cost per dose is not $0/null/blank, keep the
existing Cost per Dose.
4. If two lots are merged that have different Cost per Dose, and
the existing lot’s cost per dose is $0/null/blank, keep the Cost
per Dose on the incoming lot.
Viewing Details of a Completed (Historic) Transfer
The Display Transfer Details screen allows a user from the sending or
receiving site to view the transfer details for a completed (historic)
transfer.
Viewing Transfer Details
To view the details of a completed a transfer, follow these steps:
1. On the Display Transfer screen select the completed transfer
you wish to accept by clicking on the transfer id.
2. You will be routed to the Display Transfer Details screen for
the selected transfer.
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3. On the screen, the contact information for the sending and
receiving sites are displayed. The contact information includes
the following information for each site:
Organization:
Site PIN – Name:
Address:
Contact:
Phone #:
Ship Date:
Receipt Date:
This column gives the name of the organization
This column gives the site’s Vaccine for
Children ID and name.
This column lists the street address and/or P.O.
box number, city, state and zip code.
This column lists the name of the contact
person for the site.
This column lists the phone number of the site.
This column lists the date the transfer was
shipped.
This column lists the date the transfer was
accepted by the receiving site.
4. On the screen, the detail transfer information is displayed.
The details for the transfer include the following information:
Vaccine Group:
Trade Name:
Lot Number:
Public:
Exp Date:
This column gives the vaccine’s name. For a
combination vaccine, both vaccine names are
listed.
This column gives the vaccine’s trade name.
This column lists the lot number of the vaccine.
A “Y” in this column indicates that the vaccine
was state-supplied. An “N” indicates that the
vaccine was privately purchased.
This column gives the vaccine’s expiration
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Doses Transferred:
Reason:
date. Vaccine cannot be transferred after it has
expired. However, if a vaccine expires after it
has been shipped, the vaccine will remain on
the transfer.
The number of doses your are transferring.
The Doses Transferred must be less than the
number of doses in inventory.
The impact on inventory. For an inbound
transfer, the reason is ‘Receipt of Transfer.’
For an outbound transfer, the reason is
Outbound Transfer.
5. If you want to view the shipping documents for the completed
transfer, press
. You will be routed to the
Shipping Document screen. The completed transfer will be the
only transfer listed.
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Managing
Clients
In this chapter:
Finding Clients
Use of Pick Lists in GRITS
Editing/Entering Client Information
Saving Client Information
Deduplication of Clients
Opting-Out/Opting-In Clients
Because GRITS receives birth record downloads, you should attempt
to find a client in GRITS before entering him or her as a new client.
However, GRITS will attempt to deduplicate (compare entered
information against information saved to the registry for duplicate
clients) client records prior to saving the information on the Enter New
Client screen.
Finding Clients
Manage Client vs.
Manage
Immunizations
Manage Client and
Manage Immunizations
are the same query; in
other words, they both
utilize the client search
function. The difference
is that the Manage
Client query will display
the Manage Client
screen, which consists
of the client’s
demographic
information, responsible
person(s), etc., while the
Manage Immunizations
query will display the
client’s Immunization
History screen.
When searching for an existing client in GRITS, more information is
not always better. By entering too much information about a client
(mother’s maiden name, social security number, phone number, birth
date, etc.) you will increase your entry time and decrease the odds of
finding the client due to typing and interpretation errors. We
recommend that you supply four characters of the client’s last name
and three characters of the first name only, unless the client’s name is
very common, in which case supplying a complete name, birth date,
or mother’s maiden name will help narrow the search.
1. Click on Manage Client under the Clients section of the menu
panel.
2. In the Client Search Criteria box, you have several options for
finding your client.
• Last Name: Entering the first three letters of the client’s last
name, along with the first two letters of the first name, will
initiate a search of all clients matching those letters. Entering
fewer than three letters in the last name field will result in an
exact name search; for example, entering the letters “Li” will
produce only last names of “Li.” If the client’s name is common,
typing in the full name will narrow the search.
• First Name: Entering the first two letters of the client’s first
name, along with the first three letters of the last name, will
initiate a search of all clients matching those letters. If the
client’s name is common, typing in the full name will narrow the
search.
• Mother’s Maiden Last: Entering the mother’s maiden last name,
in combination with the data entered in the above two fields, will
narrow a search for a client with a common name. Alternately,
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you may find all clients associated with a mother by entering
only the mother’s first name and maiden last name.
• Mother’s First Name: Entering the mother’s first name, in
combination with the data entered in the above three fields, will
narrow a search for a client with a common last name.
Alternately, you may find all clients associated with a mother by
entering only the mother’s maiden first and last names.
• Birth Date: Entering the client’s birth date in conjunction with his
or her first and last name will narrow a search for a common
name. Otherwise, it is not necessary to enter a date in this field.
• Gender: Indicating the gender of the client will narrow a search
for a common name, especially if the first name is
androgynous.
• SSN: Entering the Social Security number (SSN) only will
produce a single name match. Note: To find a client using his
or her social security number, the number must have been
entered previously for the client.
• Phone: Entering the client’s phone number only will produce a
single name match. However, this method is not
recommended, as a phone number may not be entered for a
client and phone numbers may change over time.
• Chart #: Entering the client’s chart number only will produce a
single name match. Note: To find a client using this method, the
chart number must have been entered previously for the client.
3. Press
.
4. If multiple records are found matching the information you
entered, a table listing up to 75 matches with detailed information
on each will be shown below the Find Client Information box. To
choose a client from this list, click on the client’s last name,
underlined and in blue.
5. If only one client matches your search, the Manage Client screen
for that individual will display automatically.
6. If no clients match your search, recheck the information you
entered for accuracy. If you suspect the client has not been
entered into GRITS, proceed to “Entering New Clients.”
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Use of Pick Lists in GRITS
When entering information on new clients or editing client information,
you will use pick lists for many fields. GRITS uses pick lists — fields
that contain a list of options from which you may choose — rather
than free text fields for certain input data. The advantages of pick lists
over free text fields include:
•
Ease of use. Pick lists allow users to quickly fill in a data field
without typing in the information.
•
Health Level 7 (HL7) compliant. HL7 is a method of categorizing
data so that it is uniform across all health reporting systems. This
standardization allows providers using different systems to transfer
data easily.
•
Uniformity of entered data. By choosing information from a pick
list, users do not risk entering conflicting information that could
decrease the accuracy of GRITS reports. For example, one user
using a free text field might enter a county name using an
abbreviation, while another user might spell out the entire name.
•
Confidentiality. By using standard pick lists, GRITS avoids
confidentiality issues associated with the typing of free text that
could be construed as medical record information.
Editing/Entering Client Information
The Manage Client screen allows you to update or change specific,
non-immunization information relating to any client in GRITS. The
Enter New Client screen, accessed by clicking this option on the
menu panel, allows you to input this information for a client new to
GRITS. The Manage Client and Enter New Client screens are divided
into four parts: personal information header, client information tab,
responsible person(s) tab, and client comment(s) tab.
Personal Information Header
The Personal Information section at the top of the Manage
Client/Enter New Client screens contains client-specific information
fields used primarily to distinguish among clients when doing client
searches. All labels shown in a blue font indicate required fields.
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1. Last Name: Required field.
2. First name: Required field.
3. Middle name: Optional field.
4. Mother’s Maiden Last: Required field. GRITS will allow you to
save the record without this field completed; however, it will
request you gather this information for future deduplication.
5. Mother’s First Name: Required field. GRITS will allow you to save
the record without this field completed; however, it will request you
gather this information for future deduplication.
6. SSN: The SSN field is optional. If the field is blank, a SSN may be
entered. Once the SSN is entered and saved, however, a provider
cannot change it. In addition, it will not show on the Manage Client
screen (it will say “On File”) and will not appear on any reports.
The SSN will be used for parental access to the system. As the
SSN cannot be easily changed once it is entered, enter this
information very carefully.
7. Gender: Click the appropriate radio button to choose male or
female. This field is optional.
8. Birth Date: This is a required field. Fill in the field using the
MM/DD/YYYY format, or use the pop-up calendar by clicking the
calendar icon to the right of the field. Then choose a month and
year from the pick lists at the top and choose a day by clicking on
the appropriate calendar day. Press
. Children entered by the
Georgia Vital Records program do not have editable birth dates.
The parent/guardian must contact the Georgia Vital Records
program in the event an incorrect birth date is located. Contact
the GRITS Help Desk to obtain the Vital Records phone number.
Generation of reminder
and recall notices
Reminder and recall
notices are generated for
every responsible person
associated with a client,
given that the following
conditions are met:
•
The client’s status is
not set to “Inactive” or
“Permanently InactiveDeceased on the
Client Information tab.
•
The “Allow Reminder
and Recall Contact?
Indicator on the Client
Information tab is set
to “Yes.”
•
The responsible
person’s ”Notices?”
indicator on the
Responsible Person(s)
tab is checked. The
responsible person(s)
checked for notices
has sufficient name
and address
information listed in
the Responsible
Person(s) tab.
9. County: This optional field will be used by public organizations that
are responsible for all clients within the county.
10. Last Notice: This field shows the last date that a recall/reminder
notice was created for the client.
11. Updating organization: Below the Personal Information Header,
the name of the organization that last updated the client’s
information displays in bold, along with the date the update was
entered.
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Available buttons
There are several ways to save information on the Manage
Client/Enter New Client screens:
Save:
When pressed, the
button at the top of the
screen will save all information fields within the
Personal Information Header, Client Information Tab,
Responsible Person(s) Tab, and Client Comment(s)
Tab to the GRITS database. Once the client data is
saved, the message “Client Updated” will appear at
the top of the Personal Information Header.
Immunize:
As with the
button, the
button will
save all information fields. Once the information is
saved, the client’s Immunization History screen will
display.
button, the
and
Edit/Add Next: As with the
buttons will save all information fields. Once
information is saved under the Edit Next function, the
Client Search Criteria screen will display.
Reports:
As with the
button, the
button will save
all information fields. Once the information is saved,
the Reports Available for Client screen will display,
so that a report may be generated for the client.
Refer to the Reports and Forms chapter of this
manual for more information on reports.
Data Exchange The Date Exchange button displays a pop-up window
titled: “Client/Data Exchange Information.” The popup window displays data exchange jobs that inserted
or updated the selected client. Information for this
window is not available prior to GRITS Release
V5.5.0 March, 2006.
Cancel:
When pressed, the button clears all entered
information and does not save it to GRITS. The Find
Client or Enter New Client screen is displayed.
Priority Groups Section
The Priority Groups section is used to collect Public Health data
during a pandemic response event or preparedness exercise (such as
the response event to a Pandemic Influenza outbreak.) If your
organization is selected for an event, and the event is ongoing, then
the Priority Group section will be displayed on the Edit/Enter New
Client screen for you to select the appropriate priority group category
for a client obtained through candidate screening.
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1. Effective priority group categories are available in the pick list
displayed. The Priority Group Value (Code) is displayed in the pick
list. When selected, a full description of the selected priority group
will be listed below the event description.
Client Information Tab
The Client Information tab gives additional information about the
client, such as insurance carrier, primary care physician, chart
number, etc. Only the Tracking Schedule and Funding
Programs/Eligibilities (insurance/medical assistance information) and
Eligibility Date fields under this tab are required.
1. Chart #: You may type in your organization’s chart number for the
client. A client may have numerous chart numbers associated with
him or her; each number is organization dependent.
2. Ethnicity: Choose the client’s ethnic background from the pick list
provided.
3. Race: Choose the client’s race from the pick list provided.
4. Provider (PCP): Fill in the client’s primary care physician (PCP) or
health care organization from the pick list, if provided. This
information is used only for reporting.
You cannot enter a new
immunization for a client
that has ‘Elig Not
Determined/Unknown’
selected as the client
Funding
Program/Eligibilities.
You must select a
funding program from
the pick list.
5. School: Fill in the client’s school from the pick list, if provided. This
information is used only for reporting.
6. Tracking Schedule: Choose the immunization tracking schedule
that is being used for this client from the pick list. This required
field defaults to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention/
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Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (CDC/ACIP)
schedule.
7. Status: Choose Active from the pick list if you want this client to be
associated with your organization, meaning he or she is receiving
services from you. When you specify a client as Inactive, you
make him or her inactive for your organization only. This
information affects recall and reminder notices and Clinic
Assessment Software Application (CASA) reporting. Choosing
Permanently Inactive — Deceased will inactivate the client for all
organizations using GRITS. Choose this option only if you know
the client to be deceased.
8. Allow Sharing of Immunization Data?: Parents or responsible
persons may choose not to share their immunization information.
If you choose No from the pick list, the record will be accessible
only by your organization. Other organizations trying to access the
record will receive a message referring them to you for further
client information.
9. Allow Reminder and Recall Contact?: By choosing Yes from the
pick list, you are allowing reminder/recall notices to be sent to this
client’s responsible person(s). If the parent chooses not to have
reminder/recall notices sent, choose No from the pick list.
10. Funding Programs/Eligibilities: This is a required field that gives
information on the client’s eligibility to receive publicly funded
vaccines. To select an eligibility type/funding program, highlight
the appropriate funding source in the box at the left by clicking on
it. Then press
. Multiple funding programs/eligibilities may be
selected.
11. Eligibility Date: This is a required field that gives the date the
client’s eligibility was effective. This field is used during the date
exchange process to determine if the client’s eligibility should be
updated due to more current incoming eligibility data.
11. Insurance Providers: To select an insurance provider from the list
at left, highlight the provider by clicking on it. Then press
.
Multiple insurance providers may be selected.
Responsible Person(s) Tab
The Responsible Person(s) tab allows you to identify client contact
information and the persons to whom you may send reminder/recall
notices. The only required field under this tab is the Relation field.
However, if you want notices sent to a responsible person, you will
need to fill in the person’s first and last name and full address, and
check the Notices box.
1. Click on the Responsible Person(s) tab.
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2. To edit an existing responsible person, do the following:
• Click on the Select radio button next to the name of the person
you wish to edit.
• Change or add information for the fields listed.
• Press
Mailing Address
The responsible
person’s address is
displayed as the client’s
address on screens and
client reports.
•
If there is an
address entered in
the mailing address,
it will be displayed
instead of the street
address.
•
If there is more than
one responsible
person for a client,
the relationship code
is used to determine
whose address to
use.
.
3. To enter a new responsible person, fill in the following information:
• Last Name: Enter the last name of the responsible person into
this field.
• First Name: Enter the first name of the responsible person into
this field.
• Middle Name: Enter the responsible person’s middle name in
this field.
• Relation: Choose the relationship of the responsible person to
the client from the pick list provided. This is a required field.
• Telephone: Enter the responsible person’s telephone number,
including the area code, in this field.
• Extension: Enter the responsible person’s extension to the
above telephone number, if any, into this field.
• Street Address: Enter the responsible person’s street address
into this field.
• Other Address: Enter the responsible person’s additional
address information, if any, into this field. For example, a suite
number or apartment number could be entered here.
• Mailing Address: Enter the responsible person’s post office box,
or mailing address, if different that the street address, into this
field. If there is an address entered in this field, it will be
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displayed as the client’s address on the remaining client
information tabs and client reports.
• City: Enter the responsible person’s city into this field.
• State: Choose the responsible person’s state from the pick list
provided.
• ZIP: Enter the responsible person’s ZIP code in this field.
• +4: Enter the responsible person’s +4 code in this field, if it is
known.
• Notices?: Check this box if you wish reminder/recall notices to
be sent to this responsible person.
4. To enter a new responsible person and save the information you
entered in the Responsible Person Listing or view the next
responsible person’s record, press
.
5. To clear existing information and enter a new responsible person,
press
.
6. To cancel unsaved information you entered, press
.
Copying an existing record
1. Select the radio button next to the record you wish to copy on the
Responsible Person Listing table.
2. Press
.
3. This information may now be edited and saved as another
responsible person record.
Deleting an existing record
1. Select the radio button next to the record you wish to delete on the
Responsible Person Listing table.
2. Press
3. Press
.
in the confirmation box.
Client Comment(s) Tab
The Client Comment(s) tab allows you to enter comment and
contraindication information for a client in pick list form.
1. Click on the Client Comment(s) tab.
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Entering Medical
Exemptions
Client comments are used
to record medical
exemptions, including
allergies, immunodeficiencies, serologic
immunity and history of
Varicella. These medical
exemptions are part of the
criteria used to determine
the expiration date on the
3231 report. Refer to the
3231 report section of the
Manage Reports chapter
for more information.
2. Enter the following information:
•
•
Choose the appropriate comment/contraindication from the Client
Comment pick list.
Enter the date to which the comment refers in the Applies-To Date
field. This field is required if a client comment has been selected.
Fill in the field using the MM/DD/YYYY format, or use the pop-up
calendar by clicking the calendar icon to the right of the field. Then
choose a month and year from the pick lists at the top and choose
a day by clicking on the appropriate calendar day. Press
.
3. To enter the comment into the Client Comments Listing and enter
a new comment or view the next comment, press
.
4. To clear existing information and enter a new comment, press
.
5. To cancel unsaved information you entered, press
.
Deleting an existing comment
1. Select the radio button next to the comment you wish to delete on
the Client Comment Listing table.
2. Press
3. Press
.
in the confirmation box.
Deduplicating Client Records
After you enter a new client and press one of the buttons that will save
the data, GRITS initiates a process that ensures that the client
information you entered does not duplicate a client that already exists
in GRITS.
If after attempting to save a new client you receive a message box
titled “Client Match Detected,” you should read the message and
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proceed carefully. A table below the message box contains one or
more names of potential matches within GRITS. If one of these
names matches your client, click on the client’s last name to display
his or her information. GRITS will identify matching clients even if the
client has had a name change; therefore, if you do receive a list of
potential matches, click on the link(s) to determine whether one of the
links matches your client’s record.
If after reviewing all the names given in the table you do not find a
match for your client, press the
button. A
confirmation box will appear; press
. Be aware that if you do
override the listed matches and end up creating a duplicate record for
a client, it will be difficult to manage the client’s immunization and
personal information and the registry will lose its accuracy and
efficiency.
Recording new
immunizations given
to opt-out clients.
When the DHR OptsOut a client all existing
new immunizations are
kept on the Opt-Out imm
history page. Refer to
the Opt-out
immunization section of
the Manage
Immunization chapter
for more details on
viewing and recording
new immunizations for
opt-out clients.
Opting Out/Opting In
The Georgia Immunization Registry Law (OCGA sec. 31-12-3.1) as
interpreted by the Rules and Regulations, grants requesters the
option of having immunization records removed from the
immunization registry by submitting a written opt-out request. The
regulation further states that if an opt-out request is received prior to
enrollment of a child in the registry, then no immunization record shall
be created. If this request is received following enrollment of a child in
the registry, the Department shall remove all immunization records for
the child from the registry.
Printing Opt-Out and Opt-In Forms
For a client to opt out of the Immunization Registry, the client’s parent
or guardian must complete demographic section of the Opt-Out form,
sign and date the form. Blank versions of Opt-Out form (FormGRITS008) and Opt-In form (Form-GRITS007) are available in GRITS
for downloading and printing.
To access the opt-out/opt-in forms, perform the following steps:
1. Click on opt-out/opt-in forms menu item to navigate to the Opt
Out/In Forms screen.
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2. Opt Out Form and Opt In Form appear on the screen.
3. Click on either form link to display a .pdf file of the selected form.
The form is displayed using Adobe Acrobat Reader®.
4. Adobe Acrobat Reader® functions such as Print and Save can be
used with the opened document.
5. The demographic section includes blank lines for manual entry of
the child’s name, date of birth, gender, race, parent/guardian and
relationship, telephone number and address.
6. The signature section includes blank lines for the parent/guardian
signature and date.
7. The completed form is then mailed to the Department of Human
Resources at the following address:
GRITS – OPT-OUT
DHR – DPH – Immunization Program
2 Peachtree Street NW
13th Floor, Room 476
Atlanta, GA 30303-3142
When the DHR receives the form, an authorized person will enter the
client’s opt-out status into GRITS. The Opt-Out form is maintained at
the state office where it is available for review.
Immunizations for clients that have Opted-Out
When a client is opted-out of the registry, all immunization data is
removed from the client record. However, new immunizations must
be kept in GRITS for inventory reporting. New immunizations for
these clients will now be displayed to the Opt-Out Immunization
History screen, only the client’s birth date will be kept from the client
record for usage reporting. Historic immunizations are deleted from
the registry.
A client record is maintained with enough demographic information to
identify the client so that any attempt to associate immunizations to
the client will be met by a message indicating that the client has opted
out and cannot have their immunization history updated.
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Opting In
If the parent or guardian requests the child be added back into
GRITS, an Opt-In form must be completed and sent to the DHR –DPH
– Immunization Program address:
GRITS – OPT-IN
DHR – DPH – Immunization Program
2 Peachtree Street NW
13th Floor, Room 476
Atlanta, GA 30303-3142
All immunization history for the client must be entered again by the
provider organization. Immunizations should be entered as historical.
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Immunizations
In this chapter:
Viewing Immunization Information
Entering Immunizations
Editing Immunizations
Entering a Lead Test Action
Editing a Lead Test Action
Entering Opt-Out Immunizations
Viewing Opt-Out Immunization History
Editing Opt-Out Immunizations
The Immunization History
screen contains a large
amount of useful
information. If you wish to
print this screen, please
take the precautions
outlined below. When you
use the Print Screen
option offered by your
browser, the Web site
address location may
display at the bottom of
the printed page. Since
this compromises GRITS
system security, please
do one of the following if
you print screens from
GRITS and give them to
parents or others:
•
On your browser, go
into File, then Page
Setup, and remove the
footer data. Press
.
-OR-
•
Manually cut off the
Web address at the
bottom of the printed
page.
The immunization function of GRITS allows you to view and manage
historical immunization information and add immunizations for the
client. It also recommends immunizations based on a tracking
schedule.
Immunization information for a specific client may be accessed one of
two ways:
1. From the Manage Client screen, press
to save entered
information and display the Immunization History screen.
Or
2. Choose Manage Immunizations under the Immunizations section
of the menu panel. This will bring up the Find Client screen. For
information on finding clients, refer to the Finding Clients section
in the Managing Clients chapter of this manual.
Viewing Client Immunization Information
The Immunization History screen holds a large amount of information
on each client in GRITS. The screen has three sections: Client
Information, History, and Vaccines Recommended by Selected
Tracking Schedule.
Client Information
The Client Information section at the top of the Immunization History
screen gives vital information on the client, such as name, date of
birth, tracking schedule, address, chart #, and a scrollable list of client
comments. Comments that are often contraindications with the use of
a particular vaccine will be identified on the client’s immunization
recommendations. Use this information to verify that the client
indicated is the client for whom you were searching. To edit this
information, press
and refer to the Editing/Entering Client
Information section in the Managing Clients chapter of this manual.
In the top right corner of the Client Information section, the message
“Eligible for State Supplied Vaccine:” appears, followed by “Yes” or
“No.” This message indicates whether the client is eligible for the
Vaccines for Children (VFC) program.
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History
This table lists all the immunizations the client has received to date.
Immunizations are listed alphabetically by vaccine group and ordered
by “Date Administered.”
Owned?
Immunizations
An organization does
not own a client in
GRITS; however, an
organization does own
the immunizations it
enters. If the “Owned”
column on the
Immunization History
table shows a “No” for
one or more vaccines,
this indicates another
organization entered the
immunization and is
attesting to the validity
of the information.
Vaccine Group:
This is the vaccine group name.
Date Administered: This date is the actual day the client was given
the vaccine. To view an Explanation of Dose
Status, click on the date administered, which is
underlined and in blue.
Note: If an immunization is Not Valid the
Explanation of Status will list the reason. The
rules for the current vaccine series are also
displayed. The dose number that GRITS
attempted to validate is highlighted in yellow.
Series:
Reactions
Reactions are added to
the system using the
Edit icon (see Editing
Immunizations below).
Combination vaccines
Combination vaccines
such as MMRII, Pediarix
and Comvax will be
listed multiple times in
the History section: once
for each vaccine
component. (see
Entering Immunizations
below for adding
combination vaccines.)
The number in this column is created by
validating the immunization date against the
client’s assigned tracking schedule. The system
then provides the number of the immunization
within the series or indicates that the vaccine
was not valid. Immunizations may be not valid
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because the client was too old or too young to
receive the vaccine or the time interval between
doses is too small.
Trade Name:
This is the manufacturer’s trade name of the
vaccine.
Dose:
Immunizations deducted from inventory
maintained in GRITS may have different dose
sizes pertaining to the number of doses
deducted from inventory. Half, Full, 2, 3, 4, and
5 are options. Historical Immunizations do not
have a dose size. Owned immunizations from
data exchange that did not deduct from GRITS
inventory always display a dose size of Full.
Owned?:
If this column indicates “No,” another provider
organization entered the information and is
attesting to its validity. To view the provider
organization that entered the immunization, click
on the “No” link in the Owned? column.
Reaction:
If a reaction to a vaccine was recorded in they
system, this column indicates “Yes” and appears
in red. To view the client’s reaction, click on the
“Yes” link in the Reaction column.
Hist?:
If an immunization is historical, meaning the
immunization did not come from GRITS
inventory, this column indicates “Yes.” If an
immunization came from a provider
organization’s GRITS inventory or was uploaded
as "new" through data exchange, the
immunization is considered ‘New’ and the Hist?
column is blank.
Edit:
When you click on the edit icon
in this
column, you will be able to edit all historical
immunizations or new immunizations owned by
your organization (see Editing Immunizations
below).
Below the History section, the client’s exact age is shown in a solid
blue field. The age also displays on the printable version of this page.
Vaccines Recommended by Selected Tracking Schedule
This table lists all vaccines recommended by the tracking schedule
associated with the client. Immunizations are listed alphabetically.
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Immunization Color
Coding
Yellow: A date shaded
yellow indicates that
today’s date is equal to or
past the earliest date and
before the recommended
date for an immunization
that has not yet been
received.
Select:
Vaccines that are equal to or past their
recommended date are automatically selected in
the Vaccines Recommended section. You may
also check other vaccines for inclusion in the
Vaccines Recommended section. The selections
will display on the Select Immunizations screen
when the
button is pressed.
Vaccine Group:
This column lists the vaccine group name.
Earliest Date:
This date is the earliest date that the client may
receive the vaccine.
Recommended Date: This date is the recommended date that the
client may receive the vaccine. For vaccines
recommended over an specific age range (i.e.
12-15 months) the recommended date is the
beginning of this time period.
Overdue Date:
This date is the last date of the recommended
date range. After this date, the immunization is
considered past due for the client. This will also
trigger the use of an accelerated schedule for
future immunizations.
Latest Date:
This date is the latest date at which the client
may receive the vaccine.
Features on the Immunization History Screen
The Immunization History screen contains buttons to navigate to other
GRITS functions. These links are:
Add Immunization: Pressing this button will bring to the Select
Immunizations screen where you can begin
adding new or historical immunizations (see
Entering Immunizations below).
Edit Client:
Pressing this button will return you to the
Manage Client screen for the client.
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Green: A date shaded
green indicates that
today’s date is equal to or
past the recommended
date and before the
overdue date for an
immunization that has not
yet been received.
Blue: A date shaded blue
indicates that today’s date
is equal to or past the
overdue date and before
the latest date (if a maximum age exists) for an
immunization that has not
yet been received.
Pink: A row shaded pink
indicates a vaccination
that is no longer
recommended for various
reasons: Complete,
Contraindicated,
Immunity, Maximum
Doses, and Maximum
Age.
A date
with a gray border for the
Earliest Date indicates a
combination vaccine was
given and the vaccine
groups for the combination
vaccine have different
recommendations for the
next dose.
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Reports:
Pressing this button will bring you to the Reports
Available for This Client screen, at which you
may generate Client-specific reports. Refer to
the Reports and Forms chapter of this manual
for more information.
Print:
Pressing this button will reformat the client’s
immunization information in a new window and
only the client demographic and immunization
history will be displayed. To print this window,
click on the printer icon on your browser or click
Active immunization
inventory
Vaccines listed under
“Active immunization
inventory on <date>”
are those for which
inventory exists at the
site selected in the
“Defaults for new
immunizations” section.
Once a new site is
selected, the
Immunizations section
will automatically
update to reflect the
immunization inventory
of that site.
The vaccines also
contain a “Hist #”
column, which allows a
user to enter historical
immunizations as well.
(See “Entering historical
immunizations:” in this
chapter.)
File, Print, and press
. Press your
button to return to the
browser’s
client screen. Printing a client’s history using this
function avoids the security issues that arise
when doing a straight screen print.
Print
Confidential:
Pressing this button will reformat the client’s
immunization information in a new window and
only the client personal information and
immunization history will be displayed. To print
this window, refer to the Print button steps
above.
Entering Immunizations
To add new and/or historical immunizations, follow these steps:
1. At the Immunization History screen, press
to
display the Select Immunizations screen without pre-selecting
to display the
recommended vaccines. Press
Select Immunizations screen with all of the selected
immunizations from the recommended vaccines list checked.
Selecting New Immunizations
2. At the Select Immunizations screen, select the check boxes in the
“New” column for the vaccines that were given. For combination
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vaccines such as MMR or HepB-Hib, select only one vaccine
component – for HepB-Hib select only HepB or Hib.
Note: The section that allows new immunizations to be given from
inventory also contains a “Hist #” column, which allows a user to
enter historical immunizations as well. (See “Entering New and
Historical Immunizations” in this chapter.)
3. You may also choose a default Organization Site, Ordering
Authority, and Administered By value for new immunizations by
choosing from the pick lists in the Defaults for New Immunizations
section. You will be able to edit these defaults for each
immunization on the Record Immunizations screen.
4. Choose a date for the Date Administered field using the
MM/DD/YYYY format, or use the pop-up calendar by clicking the
calendar icon
to the right of the field. If using the calendar icon,
choose a month and year from the pick lists provided and choose
a day by clicking on the appropriate calendar day. Press
Historical
immunizations
The vaccines shown at
the bottom of the screen
in the “Immunizations
available for historical
shots only” section are
those that are not
available in inventory for
the currently selected
site. These vaccines
may be selected for
entering historical
immunizations only.
Combination vaccines
.
5. If you are entering a new immunization for a past date and do not
see one or more of the selected vaccines listed in the
Immunization section to the left, press
. Pressing
this button will display the active vaccine inventory for the date
you entered in the Date Administered field.
6. If you do not need to enter historical immunizations, Press
to go to the Record Immunizations screen and
proceed to
Step 10.
Selecting New and Historical Immunizations
For vaccines you have in inventory, you have the option of entering
“New” immunizations that deduct from inventory and/or “Historical”
immunizations that do not deduct from inventory.
To enter historical
combination vaccines
such as MMRII, Pediarix
or Comvax, enter the
number of
immunizations
administered in the “Hist
#” for only one vaccine
component. For
example, an
immunization of Comvax
should be entered as
HepB or Hib, but not
both. The combination
vaccine will be specified
on the Record Client
Immunizations screen.
1. For immunizations from inventory, place a check in the “New”
column for the vaccine administered. Select historical
immunizations (not from inventory) by typing the number of
immunizations administered in the “Hist #” column text box.
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Duplicate Immunizations
GRITS will not allow
duplicate immunizations
to be entered for a client.
Vaccines that contain one
or more of the same
vaccine components
entered for the same date
are duplicates. For
example, if a client’s
immunization history
shows a HepB given on
April 16, 2004 and a user
tries to add a HepB or
HepB-Hib immunization
for the same date, the
shot is considered a
duplicate.
The example above indicates the following:
• For DTP/aP, one new immunization will be entered that
deducts from inventory, indicated by the selected ‘New’ check
box. Additionally, two historical immunizations will be entered.
• For Influenza, one new immunization will be entered that
deducts from inventory.
• Form Measles, one historical immunization will be entered that
contains the Measles vaccine – it does not affect inventory.
Selecting Historical Immunizations
Unselecting
Immunizations
When entering
immunizations, you may
encounter duplicate
immunizations that GRITS
will not allow to be saved
to the database. When
this occurs, uncheck the
Save check box listed to
the left of the immunizations you do not wish to
save.
For vaccines you do not have in inventory, you can only enter
“Historical” immunizations that do not deduct from inventory.
1. You may enter a default Provider Organization and/or Date
Administered for historical immunizations. You will be able to edit
both of the following defaults for each immunization on the Record
Immunization screen.
• Enter the name of the organization that administered all or most
of the immunizations in the Provider Organization field in the
Immunizations Available for Historical Shots Only section.
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• Enter a default immunization date in the Date Administered
field using the MM/DD/YYYY format, or use the pop-up
calendar by clicking the calendar icon
to the right of the field.
If using the calendar icon, choose a month and year from the
pick lists provided and choose a day by clicking on the
appropriate calendar day. Press
2. Press
.
at the top of the screen.
Record Immunizations screen
Selecting Priority Groups
The Priority Groups section is used to collect Public Health data
during a pandemic response event or preparedness exercise (such as
the response event to a Pandemic Influenza outbreak.) If your
organization is selected for an event, and the event is ongoing, then
the Priority Group section will be displayed on the Record
Immunizations screen for you to select the appropriate priority group
category for a client obtained through candidate screening.
1. Effective priority group categories are available in the pick list
displayed. The Priority Group Value (Code) is displayed in the pick
list. When selected, a full description of the selected priority group
will be listed below the event description.
Entering New Immunizations
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1. Verify or enter the Date Provided and Ordering Authority for the
new immunization(s) listed in the New Immunizations table.
Choose a Trade Name-Lot number for each immunization from
the Trade Name-Lot pick list.
Note: Selecting a trade name for a new immunization will display
an informational message indicating the number of doses and the
lot dose size that will be deducted from inventory when the shot is
stored. Also, upon trade name selection, a second informational
message will appear if the client age is outside the recommended
age for the vaccine being entered at the time it was administered.
2. Enter pick list information for the following fields for each vaccine:
•
Administered By: This field should be filled with the name of
the clinician that administered the immunization. The field will
display default data.
•
Body Site: This field should be filled with the area of the body
where the immunization was given.
•
Route: This field should be filled with the method of
administration, for example, intramuscular, oral, etc. This field
will display default data.
Entering Historical Immunizations
Historical
Combination
Vaccines
1. Enter the Date Provided for each immunization listed.
2. If known, choose a Trade Name from the Trade Name pick list.
For combination
vaccines, the Trade
Name must be
specified for the
system to know that
the immunization was
in fact a combination
vaccine.
Note: For combination vaccines, the Trade Name must be
specified for the system to know that the immunization was in fact
a combination vaccine. For example, choose Comvax for a HepBHib immunization and MMRII for a Measles-Mumps-Rubella
immunization.
3. If known, type a Lot Number and Provider Organization in the text
boxes supplied. These are not required fields.
4. Press
.
5. GRITS will take you back to the Immunization History screen and
will display the entered vaccines with dates and validation, in
addition to updated vaccine recommendations.
Applying an Override Rule to a Client’s Immunization
An override rule is a command within a tracking schedule that allows
clinicians to override the primary vaccination series once a client
reaches a certain age. A clinician may assume that the client has
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received the primary series needed to begin a booster series. An
override rule is not automatically applied to an individual client’s
immunization record. Refer to the Override Rules section of the
Tracking Schedule chapter of this manual for more information. To
apply an override rule to an immunization, follow these steps:
6. Enter the immunization as described in the Entering
Immunizations section of this chapter. You may notice that, as in
the case of Td, the immunization will appear on the Immunization
History section as dose “1 of #” for the series, when in fact it is a
booster immunization. The next two steps will correct this.
7. On the Immunization History table, select the vaccine you wish to
edit by clicking on the vaccine’s notepad icon
in the “Edit”
column.
8. In the field marked Disregard Primary Series, choose Yes.
Note: This field is only available for edit if the conditions of the
Override Rule are met: 1) the chosen tracking schedule has an
override rule set on the vaccine, and 2) the client has reached the
minimum age set for the override rule. If both conditions are not
met, Disregard Primary Series is set to ‘No’ and is not editable.
9. Press
. The immunization will appear on the
Immunization History section as “Booster” for the series.
Editing Historical or
New Immunizations
An organization does not
own a client in GRITS;
however, an organization
does own the
immunizations it enters. If
the “Owned” column on
the Immunization History
table shows a “No” for one
or more vaccines, this
indicates another
organization entered the
immunization and is
attesting to the validity of
the information.
New immunizations can
only be edited by the
organization that
administered the vaccine;
whereas, historical
immunizations may be
edited by any provider
organization.
Editing Immunizations
Editing New Immunizations
A New immunization is an immunization that has come from GRITS
inventory. The provider organization that administered the new
immunization owns the immunization and is the only organization that
can edit the immunization. To edit a new immunization that is owned
by your provider organization, follow these steps:
1. On the Immunization History table, select the vaccine you wish to
edit by clicking on the vaccine’s notepad icon
in the “Edit”
column.
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Reactions
Reactions to
immunizations are
entered on the Edit
Immunization screen.
The immunization must
first be entered into the
Registry. Second, the
immunization must be
edited to add any
reactions.
2. To indicate a half or multiple dosage, choose the appropriate
response from the Dosage from Inventory pick list. For example:
• Half: If a half dosage of an adult formulation was used for a
child, indicate half.
• Multiple: If two or more doses of a pediatric formulation were
used on an adult, select the number of doses used.
3. To indicate a partial dosage, check the Partial Dose checkbox. For
example, check this box if a partial dosage was administered
because the needle broke or came out, or the vial broke. A partial
dose immunization is not a valid shot for a vaccine series.
4. Update information in the Eligibility, Dosage from Inventory, Partial
Dose, Date Provided, Ordering Authority, Administered By,
Administered Route, and/or Body Site fields on the Edit
Immunization screen. The VIS Date For field can only be edited
on the day the immunization was administered and it must
decremented from inventory.
5. To record a reaction to the immunization, check the box next to
the applicable reaction.
6. Press
.
Deleting New Immunizations
Note that you will not be able to delete non-historical immunizations
that are owned by another organization.
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1. On the Immunization History table, select the vaccine you wish to
delete by clicking on the vaccine’s paintbrush icon in the “Edit”
column.
2. At the Edit Immunization screen, press
3. Press
.
in the delete confirmation box.
Reviewing New Data Exchange Immunizations
To review a new immunization that has been inserted or updated by
data exchange, follow these steps:
1. On the Immunization History table, select the vaccine you wish
to review by clicking on the vaccine’s notepad icon
in the “Edit”
column.
2. At the Edit New Immunization screen, press
to
display the Immunization/Data Exchange Information pop up
window.
Job ID:
Unique identifier for data exchange jobs.
Process Start Date: Date/time a data exchange job started
processing.
Organization Name: Organization who submitted the job.
3. Press
to close the pop up window.
Editing Historical Immunizations
To edit a historical immunization, use the following steps:
4. On the Immunization History table, select the vaccine you wish to
edit by clicking on the vaccine’s notepad icon in the “Edit”
column.
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Reactions
Reactions to
immunizations are
entered on the Edit
Immunization screen.
The immunization must
first be entered into the
Registry. Second, the
immunization must be
edited to add any
reactions.
5. In the Edit Historical Immunization screen, you may edit
information for the Trade Name, Vaccine Lot Number, Eligibility,
Date Provided, and Provider Org or Site Name fields.
6. To record a reaction to a vaccine, check the box to the left of the
reaction in the Reactions to Immunization section.
7. Press
.
Deleting Historical Immunizations
To delete a historical immunization, follow these steps:
8. On the Immunization History table, select the vaccine you wish
to delete by clicking on the vaccine’s notepad icon
in the “Edit”
column.
9. At the Edit Historical Immunization screen, press
10. Press
.
in the confirmation box.
Reviewing Historical Data Exchange Immunizations
To review a historical immunization that has been inserted or updated
by data exchange, follow these steps:
11. On the Immunization History table, select the vaccine you wish
to review by clicking on the vaccine’s notepad icon
in the “Edit”
column.
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12. At the Edit Historical Immunization screen, press
to
display the Immunization/Data Exchange Information pop up
window.
Job ID:
Unique identifier for data exchange jobs.
Process Start Date: Date/time a data exchange job started
processing.
Organization Name: Organization who submitted the job.
13. Press
to close the pop up window.
Entering a Lead Test Action
If a client has been assessed for lead screening, the Lead Screening
section will display below Client Comments on the Immunization
History screen. This section will include information on the last lead
test completed, the current lead risk assessment based on the client's
address, the current lead test action, if any, and a button to access
the Add / Edit Lead Test Action screen.
Entering a Lead Test Action
1. On the Immunization History screen, press
go to the Add Lead Test Action screen.
to
2. On the Add Lead Screening page, the Test Last Completed,
Recommended Date, and Risk Level fields display the uploaded
Lead data and cannot be edited.
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3. To add a Lead Test Action, select the Test Action from the Test
Action dropdown. The options are:
• Test Submitted - Provider performs the blood draw in the office
and submits it to the lab for testing.
• Test Not Submitted - Provider indicates no blood lead testing
is being initiated at this time.
• Test Referred - No blood draw in the provider's office; client is
referred to a lab for testing.
4. Enter a date for the Date field using the MM/DD/YYYY format, or
use the pop-up calendar by clicking the calendar icon
to the
right of the field. If using the calendar icon, choose a month and
year from the pick lists provided and choose a day by clicking on
the appropriate calendar day.
5. Press
. This will save your Test Action entry and return
you to the Immunization History screen.
Note: The Last Action section of the screen displays the detail of the
Test Action currently displayed on the Immunization History screen. If
no current Test Action has been entered for the client, this section will
be blank.
Editing a Lead Test Action
If you have entered a Lead Test Action for a client, the Lead
Screening section will display the Edit Lead Action button to access
Edit Lead Test Action screen.
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Editing a Lead Test Action
1. On the Immunization History screen, press
go to the Edit Lead Test Action screen.
to
2. On the Edit Lead Screening page, to edit your last Test Action,
.
you can update the Test Action and/or Date and press
This will save your changes and return you to the Immunization
History screen.
3. On the Edit Lead Screening page, you can also delete your last
. Your Test Action will be
Test Action by pressing
deleted and you will be returned to the Immunization History
screen.
Entering Opt-Out Immunizations
The Opt-Out Pre-Select Immunization screen is used to identify new
immunization information to be recorded and saved on the Record
Opt-Out Immunization screen. These screens will allow the user to
record “New” immunizations from inventory without being assigned to
a client.
1. On the lick on Manage Opt-Out Imms link under the Immunization
section of the menu panel.
Entering Opt-Out Immunizations:
To enter new opt-out immunizations, follow these steps:
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Opt-Out Pre-Select Immunizations screen
Opt-Out Pre-Select
Screen:
Note: This screen is
used to record
immunizations for clients
who have already optedout of the registry.
Refer to the Opting-Out/
Opting-In section in the
Managing Clients
chapter for instructions
on opting out clients.
2. At the Opt-Out Pre-Select Immunizations screen, select the check
boxes in the “New” column for the vaccines that were given. For
combination vaccines such as MMR or HepB-Hib, select only one
vaccine component – for HepB-Hib select only HepB or Hib.
3. You may also choose a default Organization Site, Ordering
Authority, Administered By and Client Eligibility value for the new
immunizations by choosing from the pick lists in the Defaults for
new immunizations section. You will be able to edit these defaults
for each immunization on the Record Opt-Out Client
Immunizations screen.
4. Choose a default date for the Client Date of Birth and Date
Administered field using the MM/DD/YYYY format, or use the popup calendar by clicking the calendar icon
to the right of the field.
If using the calendar icon, choose a month and year from the pick
lists provided and choose a day by clicking on the appropriate
calendar day. Press
.
5. If you are entering a new immunization for a past date and do not
see one or more of the selected vaccines listed in the
. Pressing
Immunization section to the left, press
this button will display the active vaccine inventory for the date
you entered in the Date Administered field. If a site does not have
any inventory or if the site’s entire inventory is expired, then the
following message is displayed: ‘This site doesn’t have any active
inventory.’
6. Press
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at the top of the screen.
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7. At the Record Opt-Out Immunization screen, verify or use the pick
list to select information for the following required fields: Client
Date of Birth, Client Eligibility, Date Administered, and Ordering
Authority.
Choose a Trade Name-Lot number for each immunization from
the Trade Name-Lot pick list. Once the Trade Name-Lot is
selected, the VIS Date for the selected immunization will be
displayed in the ‘VIS Dates for New Immunizations’ section.
Note: Selecting a trade name for a new immunization will display
an informational message indicating the number of doses and the
lot dose size that will be deducted from inventory when the shot is
stored. Also, upon trade name selection, a second informational
message will appear if the client age is outside the recommended
age for the vaccine being entered at the time it was administered.
8. Enter pick list information for the following fields for each vaccine:
•
Administered By: This field should be filled with the name of
the clinician that administered the immunization. The field will
display default data.
•
Body Site: This field should be filled with the area of the body
where the immunization was given.
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•
Route: This field should be filled with the method of
administration: for example, intramuscular, by-mouth, etc. This
field will display default data.
and the Opt-Out Immunization History screen
9. Press
will be displayed.
Viewing Opt-Out Immunization History
The Opt-Out Immunization History screen is used to display
immunizations from the organization’s inventory that were
administered to opted-out clients.
Opt-Out Immunization Sorting Options
Sort Options
Note: Only vaccines that
meet ALL of the sort
options will be displayed.
1. Click Opt-Out Immunization History under the Immunization
section of the menu panel. The history screen will automatically
display all immunizations associated with that organization.
2. The first section is the selection criteria that can be used to view
immunization information for a specific site on the Opt Out
Immunization History Screen. You can limit the number of
immunizations displayed by selecting one or a combination of the
following sorting options:
• Enter the From and To dates for when the immunizations were
given.
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•
Enter the From and To dates for when the transactions were
entered in GRITS.
•
Select a site whose transactions you wish to view from the
Provider Site pick list.
•
Select a clinician from the Administered By pick list.
•
Select a clinician from the Ordering Authority pick list.
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•
Select a vaccine from the Immunization pick list.
•
Select a trade name/lot combination from the Trade Name/Lot
number pick list.
•
Select eligibility from the Client Eligibility pick list.
•
Select a user from the User Name pick list.
•
Enter the number of records you wish to view in the Display
Last <#> Records field. This field will display the last <#> of
records entered. The default value for this field is 100.
•
Enter date or used the calendar view immunization for a
specific Client Date of Birth.
3. Press
displayed
Combination Vaccine
Note: When you select a
vaccine from the
immunization pick list, all
opt-out immunizations,
including combination
vaccines with that vaccine
component, are displayed.
and transactions for the selected criteria will be
Opt-Out Immunization Transactions
The Opt-Out Immunization Transactions for heading will be displayed
at the top of the second section along with the organization name and
record count.
Immunization:
Immunizations given are listed in alphabetically
order.
Existing
immunizations for
clients that opt-out
Note: When clients are
opted-out, any existing
new immunizations
administered by your
organization will be
displayed on the OptOut Immunization
History screen. Any
historical immunizations
are deleted.
Date Administered: Date the immunization were administered to the
client. The dates will be displayed in descending
order if multiple immunizations for the same
group.
Trade Name \Lot:
Displays the trade name, lot number and
whether the vaccine was state-supplied or
private vaccine for the site.
Client Eligibility:
The client’s eligibility at the time the
immunization was given.
Date of Birth:
The Client’s date of birth received the
immunization.
Edit:
in this
When you click on the edit icon
column, you will be able to edit the recorded
immunization using the Opted-Out Immunization
screen.
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Immunization Totals by Trade Name and Lot Number
This chart is the last section of the Opted-Out Immunization History
screen and gives a breakdown of transactions and counts.
Trade Name \Lot \Funding:
Number of Opt-Out
Immunizations Entered:
This column displays the Trade Name,
Lot Number and Funding (state-supplied
or private vaccine) for each
immunization given.
This column represents the number of
opt-out transactions entered for each
trade name\lot\funding combination.
Other Features on the Opt-Out Immunization History Screen
The other functions of the screen functions are:
Immunize:
Press this button and the Pre-Select Opt-Out
Immunization screen will be displayed so new
immunizations for opted-out clients may be
added.
Clear Form:
Press this button and all criteria selected will be
cleared from the options fields.
Cancel:
Press this button and changes and/or selections
made are lost and the Opt-Out Immunization
History screen is displayed.
Editing Opt-Out Immunizations
Editing Opt-Out Immunizations
1. On the Opt-Out Immunization Transactions table, select the
vaccine you wish to edit by clicking on the vaccine’s notepad icon
in the “Edit” column.
2. To indicate a half or multiple dosage, choose the appropriate
response from the Dosage from Inventory pick list. For example:
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Half: If a half dosage of an adult formulation was used for a
child, indicate half.
•
Multiple: If two or more doses or a pediatric formulation were
used on an adult, indicate the number of doses used.
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3. To indicate a partial dosage, check the Partial dose checkbox.
For example, check this box if a partial dosage was administered
because the needle broke or came out, or the vial broke.
4. Update information in the Client Date of Birth, Eligibility, Dosage
From Inventory, Partial Dose, Date Administered, Body Site, and
Administered Route. The ‘VIS Date For’ field can only be edited
on the day the immunization was administered.
5. Press
.
Deleting Opt-Out Immunizations
1. On the Opt-Out Immunization Transaction table, select the
vaccine you wish to delete by clicking on the vaccine’s notepad
icon
in the “Edit” column.
2. At the Edit Opt-Out Immunization Screen, press
.
3. Press
in the delete confirmation box. User will be
returned to the Opt-Out Immunization History screen.
Reviewing Opt-Out Data Exchange Immunizations
Data exchange cannot be used to upload immunizations for an optedout client; however, if an immunization is uploaded and deducted from
inventory prior to a client being opted-out, the data exchange
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information is retained on the opt-out immunization. To review data
exchange information on an opt-out immunization, follow these steps:
4. On the Opt-Out Immunization Transaction History table, select the
vaccine you wish to review by clicking on the vaccine’s notepad
in the “Edit” column.
icon
5. At the Edit Immunization screen, press
to display the
Immunization/Data Exchange Information pop up window.
Job ID:
Unique identifier for data exchange jobs.
Process Start Date: Date/time a data exchange job started
processing.
Organization Name: Organization who submitted the job.
6. Press
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to close the pop up window.
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Reports
and Forms
In this chapter:
Client-Specific Reports
New Client Form
Reminder/Recall Notices
Vaccine Usage Report
Doses Administered by Eligibility
Report
VFC Inventory Reports
Requesting a CASA Extract
The following are categories of reporting/exporting functions available
through GRITS:
• Client-specific.
• Multiple-client.
• Inventory-related.
Client-Specific Reports
Five reports are available for generation for a client. These reports are
the Vaccine Administration Record, the Complete Immunization report
the Immunizations Needed report, Form 3231 and the USG Form.
Vaccine Administration Record
The Vaccine Administration Record (VAR, or “signature form”)
displays demographics, contact information, immunization history, and
immunization inventory available for the selected clinic site. The
responsible person’s and clinician’s signatures are also gathered on
this form. To generate the report, follow these steps:
1. From a client’s Manage Client screen, Manage Immunizations
screen, or Reports Only User screen, press
.
2. At the Client Reports screen, choose a Site under the “Additional
Information” column for the Vaccine Administration report.
3. Click on Vaccine Administration, which is underlined and in blue
text.
4. Once the report is generated, it will be displayed using Adobe
Acrobat Reader®. Refer to the Optimizing GRITS chapter in this
manual for more information on Acrobat Reader®.
5. To print the report, press the printer icon on the Adobe® toolbar.
Press
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in the Print dialog box.
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6. To return to the Client Reports screen, press the
button on your browser.
Complete Immunization Report
The Complete Immunization report displays demographics, contact
information, and a detailed summary of the client’s immunization
history. This report will typically be used as a physician’s chart copy.
To generate the report, follow these steps:
11. From a client’s Manage Client screen or Manage Immunizations
screen, press
.
12. At the Client Reports Client screen, click on Complete
Immunization, which is underlined and in blue text.
13. Once the report is generated, it will be displayed using Adobe
Acrobat Reader®. Refer to the Optimizing GRITS chapter in this
manual for more information on Acrobat Reader®.
14. To print the report, press the printer icon on the Adobe® toolbar.
Press
in the Print dialog box.
15. To return to the Client Reports screen, press the
button on your browser.
Immunizations Needed Report
The Immunizations Needed report displays demographics, contact
information, immunization history, and immunizations recommended
by date according to the tracking schedule assigned to the client. To
generate the report, follow these steps:
1. From a client’s Manage Client screen or Manage Immunizations
screen, press
.
2. At the Client Reports screen, click on Immunizations Needed,
which is underlined and in blue text.
3. Once the report is generated, it will be displayed using Adobe
Acrobat Reader®. Refer to the Optimizing GRITS chapter in this
manual for more information on Acrobat Reader®.
4. To print the report, press the printer icon on the Adobe® toolbar.
Press
in the Print dialog box.
5. To return to the Client Reports screen, press the
button on your browser.
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Form 3231 – Certificate of Immunization
Responsible Person:
The responsible
person pick lists for
Form 3231 and the
USG Form are
populated by all
responsible people
listed on the Edit/Add
New Client screen.
Neither form can be
generated if a client
has no responsible
people.
If the client has only
one responsible
person, that
responsible person will
automatically be
selected.
To add a responsible
person, see
Responsible Person(s)
Tab in the Manage
Client chapter.
The Certificate of Immunization is required for each child to attend any
school or childcare facility in Georgia. The form displays client and
guardian information, valid immunization history, immunities and
medical exemptions. If a child has met all requirements for school
attendance, a Complete For School Attendance box will be filled in on
the form; otherwise, an expiration date is displayed for when the next
immunization or review of medical exemption is due. To generate the
report, follow these steps:
1. From a client’s Manage Client screen or Manage Immunizations
screen, press
.
2. At the Client Reports screen, choose a Responsible Person and
(optionally) a physician under the “Additional Information” column
for the Form 3231 report.
3. Click on Form 3231, which is underlined and in blue text.
4. If the expiration date for Form 3231 is today’s date or in the future,
you will receive an expiration date prompt. You may choose the
, or enter an
GRITS-provided expiration date and press
expiration date from the provided date range. Enter a date in the
format MM/DD/YYYY, and press
.
5. Once the report is generated, it will be displayed using Adobe
Acrobat Reader®. Refer to the Optimizing GRITS chapter in this
manual for more information on Acrobat Reader®.
Physician:
6. To print the report, press the printer icon on the Adobe® toolbar.
The physician pick list
is populated by all
physicians added to
your organization on
the Manage Physicians
screen.
To add a physician,
see Managing
Physicians in the
Maintenance chapter.
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Press
in the Print dialog box.
7. To return to the Client Reports screen, press the
button on your browser.
USG Form - University System of Georgia Certificate of
Immunization
The USG Form displays basic student demographic information and
applicable immunization history according to the CDC/ACIP tracking
schedule assigned to the student and USG requirements and
recommendations. Currently, no evaluation is applied to the form as
to whether USG requirements are met. To generate the report, follow
these steps:
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1. From a client’s Manage Client screen or Manage Immunizations
.
screen, press
2. At the Client Reports screen, choose a Responsible Person. If the
selected responsible person has an address on file, it will appear
on the screen beneath the Responsible Person dropdown. This
address will also appear on the USG for as the student's address.
A Physician may (optionally) be selected to be included on the
USG Form.
3. Click on USG Form, which is underlined and in blue text.
4. Once the report is generated, it will be displayed using Adobe
Acrobat Reader®. Refer to the Optimizing GRITS chapter in this
manual for more information on Acrobat Reader®.
5. To print the report, press the printer icon on the Adobe® toolbar.
in the Print dialog box.
Press
6. To return to the Client Reports screen, press the
button on your browser.
New Client Form
The New Client Form allows you to print a blank Vaccine
Administration Record, which includes a current inventory table for the
selected provider site. Use this form to collect information on a client
who does not yet exist in the GRITS database. The responsible
person and clinician signatures are also gathered on this form. To
print out a New Client Form, follow these steps:
1. Click on Request New Client Form under the Reports section of
the menu panel.
2. At the New Client Form Request screen, pick the site at which the
client will be seen so that the appropriate inventory will appear on
the record.
3. Press
.
4. The form displays in Adobe Acrobat Reader®.
5. To print the report, press the printer icon on the Adobe® toolbar.
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6. Press
in the Print dialog box.
7. To return to the New Client Form Request screen, press the
button on your browser.
Opt Out / Opt In Forms
See Opting Out/Opting in the Managing Clients chapter.
Reminder/Recall Notices
Generation of
reminder and recall
notices
From the Reports menu option, you may generate reminder and recall
notices, which include letters, cards, address labels, client listings,
and downloadable text files.
Reminder and recall
notices are generated
for every responsible
person associated with
a client, given that the
following conditions
are met:
Reminder/Recall Requests
•
•
•
•
The status “Active”
on the Client
Information tab is
checked for your
organization.
The “Allow Reminder and Recall
Contact?” indicator
on the Client
Information tab is
checked.
The responsible
person’s “Notices?”
indicator in the
Responsible
Person(s) tab is
checked.
The responsible
person has sufficient name and
address information listed in the
Responsible
Person(s) tab.
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To select and submit reminder/recall criteria for clients, you will need
to fill in the Reminder Request screen, an online form. Follow these
steps to generate reminder/recall requests:
1. Click Request Reminder under Reports on the menu panel.
2. Select Client Population: The county section is only available to
county public health organizations:
• Indicate whether you wish to include clients associated with
your organizations, clients residing in selected counties below,
or clients associated with your organization or residing in
selected counties by clicking the appropriate radio button.
• If you choose to include clients residing in selected counties
below, or clients associated with your organization or residing
in selected counties, select these counties by double clicking a
county or highlighting a chosen county and pressing
. Do
this for each group desired.
3. Tracking Schedule: In the top section of the Reminder/Recall
Request screen:
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• Indicate whether you wish to use the tracking schedule
associated with each client or a uniform tracking schedule for
all clients by clicking the appropriate radio button.
• If you choose to use one tracking schedule for all clients,
choose the appropriate schedule from the pick list provided.
4. Vaccine groups: In the vaccine groups section of the screen:
• Indicate whether you wish to include all vaccine groups in the
search criteria or if you wish to include only selected groups by
clicking the appropriate radio button.
• If you choose to include only selected vaccine groups, select
these groups by double clicking a group or highlighting a
. Do this for each group
chosen group and pressing
desired.
Note: This will limit the search to only those clients who will be
due/past-due for the selected immunizations. However, GRITS
will provide a list of all immunizations the selected clients has
received.
5. School/Primary Care Provider: Choosing a school or primary care
provider allows you to narrow your search to only the clients
assigned to a particular school or physician/clinic. If you do not
wish to specify a school and/or provider, leave these fields blank.
• To choose a school, select a school name from the pick list
provided.
• To choose a primary care provider, select a physician or clinic
name from the pick list provided.
6. Additional Demographic Criteria: Entering a city and/or ZIP code
will narrow your search to only the clients within the entered
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geographical area. However, by entering a county, you will
expand your search to all responsible persons who reside in the
selected county. If you do not wish to specify a city, ZIP code or
county, leave these fields blank.
• To enter a city, type the city name within the first field.
• To enter a ZIP code, enter the five-digit number in the next
field.
• To enter a county, choose from the pick list in the third field.
7. Date Criteria
• Target Date Range: When a target date is specified, the report
will include those clients that are due/overdue for
immunizations within the date range. To choose a target date
range, enter the beginning date in the From text box and the
ending date in the To text box in MM/DD/YYYY format.
Note: These dates can range from the past to the future;
therefore, you have the capability to run a recall, reminder or a
combination of the two.
•
If the From date is unspecified for the Target Date Range,
the system will use the date that you run the report.
•
If the To date is unspecified for the Target Date Range, the
system will use the date that you run the report.
•
If both the From and To dates are left blank, the system
will find those clients who are due or overdue as of the
date that you run the report.
• Birth Date Range: When a birth date range is specified, the
report will return those clients who have a birth date that falls
within the range entered. To choose a birth date range, enter
the beginning date in the From text box and the ending date in
the To text box in MM/DD/YYYY format.
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•
If the From date is unspecified for the Birth Date Range,
the report will include the oldest clients in the system.
•
If the To date is unspecified for the Birth Date Range,
GRITS will use today’s date.
• Weeks Since Last Notice: When a number is entered in this
field, the report will include only those clients who have not
received a reminder notice within the specified number of
weeks prior to the current date.
• Exclude clients more than X Month(s) Overdue: If the user
select a number of months the system will exclude clients
overdue by more than the number of months you have
selected. When the user selects to exclude clients more than
X months overdue, the user can also specify either of the
following:
•
Exclude from Today’s Date: Excluding from Today’s Date
will exclude any clients overdue more than X months from
today’s date.
•
Exclude from Target From Date: Excluding from Target
From Date will exclude any clients overdue more than X
months from any target date you have specified. NOTE: If
target date range is left blank today’s date will be used.
Note: Clients are shared between organizations; therefore,
another organization may have recently generated a notice for the
client.
8. Sorting Criteria: This section allows you to specify how the data
will be sorted. If a sort order is not specified, GRITS will sort the
report results first by the client’s last name in ascending order (A
to Z), then by the first name in ascending order.
• Sort 1st By: Choose a primary information field by selecting
from the pick list provided.
• Ascending/descending order: Choose how the primary field is
sorted; choose either ascending (A to Z) or descending (Z to A)
order from the pick list.
• Complete additional ordering sequences for the second through
fourth sorts.
9. Generate the report: Press the
button. Depending upon
the number of clients associated with your provider organization, it
may take five minutes or more to generate the data for the various
reports. While the data are being generated, the Request and
Output status page indicates the percentage of completion.
Periodically press
to update the status. You may work in
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Waiting for reminder
requests
Once you reach the
Reminder Request
Status screen, it is not
necessary to stay at
this screen while your
report is being created.
You may go anywhere
in the GRITS
application while the
report is being created
and may return to the
status screen by
clicking on the Check
Reminder Status link
under Reports on the
menu panel. Likewise,
you may close out of
GRITS and return to
the status screen by
clicking on the Check
Reminder Status link
after logging in again.
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other areas of the system while waiting for the reminder/recall
request to complete. You may check the status of your request by
clicking on Check Reminder Status under the Reports menu.
Summary Screen
When the report is complete, you may click on the blue underlined
date to go to the Reminder Request Process Summary screen. The
Summary screen lists the number of clients involved in the search and
the criteria that were used to define the search. From the Summary
screen, you may create various reminder output options.
Last Notice Date Options
On the bottom of the Reminder Request Process Summary screen,
you have the option of resetting the last notice date, which will affect
future reminder/recall notices generated using this information. Your
options on the last notice date table include:
1. Set the last notice date to today’s date. This is the default option
and is indicated by a check mark.
2. Set the last notice date to reflect the previous last notice date for
all clients eligible for this reminder by pressing
. Use
this option if you wish to revert the last notice date to the previous
last notice date for all clients eligible for the reminder.
Note: the date of the notice created today will be ignored.
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3. Set the last notice date to reflect the previous last notice date for
.
all clients immunized by your organization by pressing
Use this option if you wish to revert the last notice date to the
previous last notice date for all clients immunized by your
organization, to include clients not eligible for this reminder.
Note: the date of the notice created today will be ignored.
4. Return to the previous screen. Press
Reminder Request Status screen.
to return to the
Reminder/Recall Output Options
The Reminder Request Output Options table, found on the Reminder
Request Process Summary screen, allows you to choose how you
would like to use the data from your query.
Letters
The letter output option allows you to generate a standard form letter
for the responsible person(s) for each client returned on your query.
The letter allows room at the top for your organization’s letterhead.
The body of the letter includes the client’s immunization history,
recommended immunizations and due dates, and up to two lines of
free text and/or a telephone number. To generate letters, follow these
steps:
1. Under the Additional Input column for the Letter section of the
table, enter:
• A report name in the appropriate field, if desired.
• Additional information in the Free Text field, if desired. You may
include a maximum of 400 characters in this field.
• A telephone number in the appropriate field, if desired.
2. Click on Reminder Letter, which is underlined and in blue text.
3. Your report will be listed on the Reminder Request Status screen;
the bottom table shows the name of the request, the date and time
it was started, and the status of the request.
• You have the option of moving to other portions of GRITS or
using other functions of your computer while you are waiting for
your letters to process. To return to check the progress of your
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request, press Check Reminder Status under Reports on the
menu panel.
• If you choose to stay at the Reminder Request Status screen
while your request is processing, press
check the status.
occasionally to
4. Once the report name is underlined and appears in blue, your
letters are ready. Click on the report name to view or print the
letters in Adobe Acrobat Reader®.
5. To print the letters, press the printer icon on the Adobe® toolbar.
Press
in the Print dialog box.
button on your
6. To print additional notices, press the
browser. At the Reminder Request Status screen, click on the
underlined reminder request (top box) to return to the Reminder
Request Process Summary screen.
Cards
The card output option allows you to generate a fold-over (8x5 inch)
postcard, printed one card per page. The body of the card includes
the client’s recommended immunizations and due dates, up to two
lines of free text, and a telephone number. To generate reminder
cards, follow these steps:
1. Under the Additional Input column for the Cards section of the
table, enter:
•
A report name in the appropriate field, if desired.
•
Additional information in the Free Text field, if desired. You
may include a maximum of 275 characters in this field.
•
A telephone number in the appropriate field, if desired.
2. Click on Reminder Card, which is underlined and in blue text.
3. Your request will be listed on the Reminder Request Status
screen; the bottom table shows the name of the request, the date
and time it was started, and the status of the request.
•
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You have the option of moving to other portions of GRITS or
using other functions of your computer while you are waiting
for your cards to process. To return to check the progress of
your request, press Check Reminder Status under Reports on
the menu panel.
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•
If you choose to stay at the Reminder Request Status screen
occasionally
while your request is processing, press
to check the status.
4. Once the report name is underlined and appears in blue, your
cards are ready. Click on the report name to view or print the
cards in Adobe Acrobat Reader®.
5. To print the cards, press the printer icon on the Adobe® toolbar.
Press
in the Print dialog box.
button on your
6. To print additional notices, press the
browser. At the Reminder Request Status screen, click on the
underlined reminder request (top box) to return to the Reminder
Request Process Summary screen.
Labels
The labels output option produces 30 labels per page on Avery
Mailing Labels #5160. To generate mailing labels, follow these steps:
1. Under the Additional Input column for the Labels section of the
table, enter a report name, if desired.
2. Click on Mailing Labels, which is underlined and in blue text.
3. Your request will be listed on the Reminder Request Status
screen; the bottom table shows the name of the request, the date
and time it was started, and the status of the request.
• You have the option of moving to other portions of GRITS or
using other functions of your computer while you are waiting for
your labels to process. To return to check the progress of your
request, press Check Reminder Status under Reports on the
menu panel.
• If you choose to stay at the Reminder Request Status screen
while your request is processing, press
check the status.
occasionally to
4. Once the report name is underlined and appears in blue, your
labels are ready. Click on the report name to view or print the
labels in Adobe Acrobat Reader®.
5. To print the labels, press the printer icon on the Adobe® toolbar.
Press
in the Print dialog box.
button on your
6. To print additional notices, press the
browser. At the Reminder Request Status screen, click on the
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underlined reminder request (top box) to return to the Reminder
Request Process Summary screen.
Client Query Listings
The Client Query Listing is produced for the provider organization
administrator’s records. This report lists every client that was returned
in the report query process, along with the phone number and
address of every responsible person associated with each client.
Insufficient addresses or telephone numbers on this report represent
missing information on a responsible person. To generate a Client
Query Listing, follow these steps:
1. Under the Additional Input column for the Client Query Listing
section of the table, enter a report name, if desired.
2. Click on Client Query Listing, which is underlined and in blue text.
3. Your request will be listed on the Reminder Request Status
screen; the bottom table shows the name of the request, the date
and time it was started, and the status of the request.
• You have the option of moving to other portions of GRITS or
using other functions of your computer while you are waiting for
your report to process. To return to check the progress of your
request, press Check Reminder Status under Reports on the
menu panel.
• If you choose to stay at the Reminder Request Status screen
while your request is processing, press
check the status.
occasionally to
4. Once the report name is underlined and appears in blue, your
report is ready. Click on the report name to view or print the report
in Adobe Acrobat Reader®.
5. To print the report, press the printer icon on the Adobe® toolbar.
Press
in the Print dialog box.
button on your
6. To print additional notices, press the
browser. At the Reminder Request Status screen, click on the
underlined reminder request (top box) to return to the Reminder
Request Process Summary screen.
Creating a client query text file
This function is not yet available. When it becomes operational, new
GRITS User Manual pages will be sent to you with instructions on
how to use this function.
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Vaccine Usage Report
The Vaccine Usage Report will give you information on how many
doses of each vaccine have been given, by age, within a specified
date range. The report also gives information on how many clients
received the vaccine, as well as how many doses expired or were
wasted. To generate a vaccine usage report for one site or all sites in
your organization, follow these steps:
1. Click on Request Vaccine Usage under the Reports section of the
menu panel.
The Vaccine Usage
Report will produce
vaccine usage data
only for those sites that
have entered nonhistorical immunization
data into GRITS.
Vaccine Usage
Reports may be
generated for the
following:
•
2. At the Vaccine Usage screen, choose a site from the pick list,
choose All Sites Combined or All Sites Listed Separately.
3. Report Date Range:
• To choose the Report Date Range, enter the beginning date in
the From text box and the ending date in the To text box in
MM/DD/YYYY format.
•
• The From and To date are required to create a Doses
Administered by Eligibility report.
4. Press the
5. Press
button on your screen.
periodically to check the status of your report.
Note: When a report is completed, the report name will appear
underlined and in blue. Under the status column, 100% will
appear.
6. Click on the underlined job name. The report displays in Adobe
Acrobat Reader®.
Printing the Report:
1. To print the report, press the printer icon on the Adobe® toolbar.
2. Press
in the Print dialog box.
•
All Sites
Combined: This
report is a single
table containing
vaccine usage data
for all sites within
the organization
that have given
non-historical
immunizations.
All Sites Listed
Separately: This
report produces a
separate table
listing vaccine
usage data for
each site within the
organization that
has given nonhistorical
immunizations.
Specific Sites: This
report is a single
table containing
vaccine usage data
for the selected site
if the site has given
non-historical
immunizations.
3. To return to the Doses Administered screen, press the
button on your browser.
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Doses Administered by Eligibility Report
The Doses Administered by Eligibility Report will give you information
on how many immunizations of each vaccine have been given by
client eligibility program within a specified date range. Additionally, the
report distinguishes between new and historical immunizations. To
generate a Doses Administered by Eligibility report for one site or all
sites in your organization, follow these steps:
The Doses Administered by Eligibility
Reports may be
generated for the
following:
•
•
•
All Sites
Combined: This
report is a single
table containing
doses administered
data for all sites
within the organization that have
given immunizations.
All Sites Listed
Separately: This
report produces a
separate table
listing doses
administered data
for each site within
the organization
that has given
immunizations.
Specific Sites: This
report is a single
table containing
doses administered
data for the
selected site if the
site has given
immunizations.
1. Click on Request Dose Admin under the Reports section of the
menu panel.
2. At the Doses Administered screen, choose a site from the pick list,
choose All Sites Combined or All Sites Listed Separately.
3. Report Date Range:
• To choose the Report Date Range, enter the beginning date in
the From text box and the ending date in the To text box in
MM/DD/YYYY format.
• The From and To date are required to create a Doses
Administered by Eligibility report.
4. Press the
5. Press
button on your screen.
periodically to check the status of your report.
Note: When a report is completed, the report name will appear
underlined and in blue. Under the status column, 100% will
appear.
6. Click on the underlined job name. The report displays in Adobe
Acrobat Reader®.
Printing the Report:
1. To print the report, press the printer icon on the Adobe® toolbar.
2. Press
in the Print dialog box.
3. To return to the Doses Administered screen, press the
button on your browser.
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VFC/GIP Inventory Reports
Two VFC/GIP (Vaccines For Children/Georgia Immunization
Program) inventory reports are available in GRITS. These reports
are the VFC/GIP Comprehensive Report and the Vaccine
Accountability Statement.
VFC/GIP Comprehensive Report
The VFC/GIP Comprehensive Report is a site-level report produced
for each site that has inventory. This report is automatically produced
when a physical inventory count is submitted on the Submit Inventory
Count screen.
The VFC Comprehensive Report (COMPREP4) displays vaccine
usage by eligibility, the most recent inventory count and wastage
information regarding VFC (public) inventory for sites with inventory
that do not report to a Public Health District.
The GIP Comprehensive Report (COMPREP410) is for sites with
inventory whose organizations report to a Public Health District. Like
the VFC version, it displays the most recent inventory count and
wastage information regarding VFC (public) inventory, but in addition
to displaying vaccine usage by eligibility, it also separates out usage
for clients 19 and older.
See Submitting Inventory Count in the Manage Inventory chapter for
generating the VFC/GIP Comprehensive Report.
Vaccine Accountability Statement
The Vaccine Accountability Statement displays vaccine distribution,
usage and wastage information regarding VFC (public) inventory.
The report additionally gives information on discrepancies between a
site’s physical count of inventory and what is expected in GRITS.
Replacement costs for unaccounted for, spoiled and expired vaccines
are calculated.
Site-level Reports
Site-level vaccine accountability statements are produced for each
site that has inventory. These reports are automatically produced
when a physical inventory count is submitted on the Submit
Inventory Count screen.
• SITEACCT: a vaccine accountability statement for sites with
inventory whose organizations report to a Public Health District.
• PRIACCT1: a vaccine accountability statement for sites with
inventory that do not report to a Public Health District.
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Note: The report you receive (PRIACCT1 or SITEACCT) is
determined by your organization’s setup in GRITS, which is
handled by the State.
Organization-level Reports
For each organization, after all sites with inventory in a given
organization have submitted a physical inventory count in GRITS
for a given reporting period, an organization-level vaccine
accountability statement will automatically be created by GRITS
that combines the site-level information into an aggregate report.
• COACCT1: a vaccine accountability statement for
organizations that report to a Public Health District. This report
combines all site-level SITEACCT reports for the organization.
• ORGACCT1: a vaccine accountability statement for sites with
inventory that do not report to a Public Health District. This
report combines all site-level PRIACCT1 reports for the
organization.
Note: The report you receive (COACCT1 or ORGACCT1) is
determined by your organization’s setup in GRITS, which is
handled by the State.
District-level Reports
For a Public Health District, after all sites with inventory that report to a
public health district have submitted a physical inventory count in
GRITS for a given reporting period, a district-level vaccine
accountability statement will automatically be created by GRITS. The
report combines the site-level information into an aggregate report.
• DPHACCT1: a vaccine accountability statement for Public
Health Districts.
Viewing Vaccine Accountability Statements
1. Click on Vac Acct Reports under the Reports section of the menu
panel.
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2. At the Vaccine Accountability Statements screen, choose if you
want to view New, Reviewed or All vaccine accountability
statements. By default, new vaccine accountability statements
are displayed. Following is a description of the reports available:
• New: Select the ‘New’ option to view only the new reports for
the organization and its sites.
• Reviewed: Select the ‘Reviewed’ option to view only the reports
that have been marked reviewed.
• All: Select the ‘All’ option to view both new and reviewed reports.
Note: The types of vaccine accountability statements available in
the reports tables depend on your organization setup. You will
see one of the following groups of report tables:
• ORGACCT1 Reports and PRIACCT1 Reports.
• COACCT1 Reports and SITEACCT Reports
• Public Health Districts, in addition to the SITEACCT and
COACCT1, have access to DPHACCT1 Reports.
3. The report name will appear underlined and in blue.
4. Click on the underlined job name. The report displays in Adobe
Acrobat Reader®.
Printing the Report:
1. To print the report, press the printer icon on the Adobe® toolbar.
2. Press
in the Print dialog box.
3. To return to the Vaccine Accountability Statements screen, press
the
button on your browser.
Marking the Report Reviewed:
1. After viewing and/or printing a vaccine accountability statement
you may mark it as reviewed by clicking the select box of the
desired report.
2. Press
. The report will be removed from the list of
new vaccine accountability statements.
Note: The report you mark reviewed will be marked reviewed for
all users in your organization.
Deleting the Report:
Vaccine Accountability
Statements are
automatically removed
from the screen 90
days after they are
created.
Reports due to be
automatically removed
from GRITS within
seven days are
highlighted in pink.
1. To delete the report, click the select box for the desired report.
2. Press the
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3. Press
in the message box. The report will be removed
from the screen.
Note: The report you delete will be deleted for all users in your
organization.
Viewing Ad-Hoc Vaccine Accountability Statements
1. Click on Ad-hoc Reports under the Reports section of the menu
panel.
At the Ad-hoc Vaccine Accountability Statements screen, a series
of pick lists will appear for selecting the level of report you wish to
create:
2. Report Type: Choose the type of vaccine accountability statement
you wish to create from the pick list provided. Depending on your
organization setup, your options will be one of the following:
• PRIACCT1 (Private Site) and ORGACCT1 (Private
Organization)
• SITEACCT (Public Site) and COACCT1 (Public County)
• Public Health Districts only: SITEACCT (Public Site),
COACCT1 (Public County) and DPHACCT1 (Public District)
3. Site, Organization or County Org: Choose the site or organization
for which to create a vaccine accountability Statement from the
pick list provided. The org/site pick list you will see depends on
the report type you have chosen:
• Site pick list is displayed if PRIACCT1 (Private Site) or
SITEACCT (Public Site) report type is chosen.
• Organization pick list is displayed if ORGACCT1 (Private
Organization) report type is chosen.
• County Org pick list is displayed if COACCT1 (Public County)
report type is chosen.
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4. Report Date Range:
• To choose the Report Date Range, choose a beginning date
from the available options in the Date From pick list and choose
an ending date in the Date To pick list.
Note: The Vaccine Accountability Statement is based on
reporting periods that are established from one physical
inventory count to the next. Therefore, the list of dates
available in the Date From and Date To pick lists are the dates
of previously submitted inventory counts.
5. Press the
button on your screen. When a report is
completed, the report name will appear underlined and in blue.
6. The reports tables shown on the screen by default will list new
vaccine accountability statements for the organization and its
sites. Following is a description of the reports available:
• New: Select the ‘New’ option to view only the new reports for
the organization and its sites.
• Reviewed: Select the ‘Reviewed’ option to view only the reports
that have been marked reviewed.
• All: Select the ‘All’ option to view both new and reviewed reports.
7. Click on the underlined job name. The report displays in Adobe
Acrobat Reader®.
Printing the Report:
8. To print the report, press the printer icon on the Adobe® toolbar.
9. Press
in the Print dialog box.
10. To return to the Doses Administered screen, press the
button on your browser.
Marking the Report Reviewed:
11. After viewing and/or printing a vaccine accountability statement
you may mark it as reviewed by clicking the select box of the
desired report.
. The report will be removed from the list of
12. Press
new vaccine accountability statements.
Note: The report you mark reviewed will be marked reviewed for
all users in your organization.
Deleting the Report:
Ad-hoc Vaccine
Accountability
Statements are
automatically removed
from the screen 90
days after they are
created.
Reports due to be
automatically removed
from GRITS within
seven days are
highlighted in pink.
13. To delete the report, click the select box for the desired report.
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14. Press the
button.
15. Press
in the message box. The report will be removed
from the screen.
The Data extracts
(such as CASA) and
synchronization downloads may take more
than 20 minutes to
download, depending
upon the size of your
organization. Instead
of waiting on the status
screen for the download to complete, you
may move around
anywhere in GRITS
and even log out while
the file is downloading.
To return to the status
screen, press the
Check Request Status
link.
Note: The report you delete will be deleted for all users in your
organization.
Requesting a CASA Extract
The Clinic Assessment Software Application (CASA) is a tool provided
by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for assessing
immunization practices within a clinic, private practice, or any other
environment where immunizations are provided. GRITS is able to
extract your organization’s immunization information and save it in a
format that may be used to import into CASA for analysis. To perform
an extract of information for CASA, follow these steps:
1. Click on Request CASA Extract under Reports on the menu panel.
CDC CASA Website
Link
User can click on the
blue hyperlink and they
will be directed to CDC
CASA website to
download the software
application if the
program is not installed
on your computer.
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Request extract based on ‘Age range’
2. The Age range radio button will be selected and the default age
range From and through values will be 19 to 35. The time period
drop down list default value will be Months. The time period
options are Days, Months and Years.
3. The Age as of date is the assessment date and the default value
will be today’s date. Enter the Age as of date in the MM/DD/YYYY
format or click on the calendar icon
to set the date.
4. The system will automatically calculate the clients Earliest Birth
Date and Latest Birth Date ranges based on the Age range and
Age as of date values. When the Age range option is selected,
the Earliest and Latest Birth Date fields cannot be edited.
-OR-
Request extract based on ‘Birth date range’
1. Select the Birth date range radio button and the default value for
the ‘Earliest and Latest Birth Date’ ranges will be on clients 19 to
35 months old as of today’s date. User can manually enter the
‘Earliest and Latest Birth Date’ or click on the calendar icon to
set the dates.
2. The system will not calculate the client’s Age range when the
Birth date range option is used.
Select Organization County(s)
1. The organization section is only available to county public health
organizations.
2. The additional organization options are described below:
•
Clients Associated with your organization: This default
option will return only clients who are active within your
organization. This is considered normal reporting and
will display your Provider Organization name.
Selecting a county is not required.
•
Clients Residing in Selected Counties below: This
option will return all clients residing in the county(ies)
you select. This report will not exclude clients based
on if a client is active within your organization or not.
After selecting this option, you must select a county or
counties to be used for the report. Selecting this option
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and not selecting at least one county will return an
error stating that you must select a county to continue.
•
Clients within your organization or Residing in Selected
Counties: This option will return a combination of the
two previous options. It will return all clients active
within your organization and/or all clients residing
within the county(ies) you select. After selecting this
option, you must select a county or counties to be
used for the report. Selecting this option and not
selecting at least one county will return an error stating
that you must select a county to continue.
3. Below the options you will have two boxes where the counties will
be available for selection. Available Counties and Selected
Counties.
4. Move any county you like to report for into the Selected Counties
box by selecting it in Available Counties box and clicking on the
Add> button. You should notice it move from the Available
Counties box to the Selected Counties box.
5. Remove a county you do not wish to report for by selecting it in
the Selected Counties box and clicking on the <Remove button.
You should notice it move from the selected Counties box to the
Available Counties box.
6. Press
button to submit extract.
7. A screen will display instructing you to check the status of the
extract by going to the Check Request Status screen.
8. Click on Check Request Status under Reports on the menu panel.
You may click the
button at any time to update the status of
the report. You have the option of moving to other portions of GRITS
or using other functions of your computer while you are waiting for
your download to process. To return to check the progress of your
download, click Check Request Status on the menu panel.
9. When your extract is complete, it will appear in the status table
underlined and in blue text.
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10. Double click the name of the underlined CASA file.
11. In the File Download box, press
.
12. In the Save As box, choose a location where you would like to
save the file. We recommend you create a CASA folder to
organize the extracts.
13. Press
.
14. A Download Complete box will display. Press
.
15. Find the location of your saved extract file on your hard drive.
Double click on the file. Once this is done, the .exe file
automatically creates a new text file (ends in .txt) in the same
location as your .exe file.
Importing a Text File into CASA
To import your text file into your CASA program, follow these steps:
1. Open your CASA program.
2. Select Import from the Assessment Site menu, then select Import
Using an Existing Template.
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3. In the dialog box, choose “GRITS to CASA 2003” from the scrolldown list. Press
.
4. In the Open dialog box, locate your newly created CASA text file.
Click to highlight the appropriate file (it will end in .txt), then press
.
5. In the Assessment Site Download box, fill in your site, assessment
range, common review date, and other information. Press
.
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6. In the Importing Empty Records, press
.
7. In the Importing Combination Shots box, press
.
8. Now that your GRITS data is successfully imported into CASA,
you will be returned to the main CASA screen.
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Schedule
In this chapter:
Creating a schedule
Viewing a schedule list
Deleting a schedule
Modifying a schedule
Viewing a complete schedule
Adding a series
Modifying a series
Deleting a series
Introduction:
This manual is designed to guide the user in creating or modifying
immunization schedules. A schedule is a collection of series, owned or
maintained by a provider organization. A series is a collection of doses of a
vaccine. A client is recommended to get each dose in a series at the ages and
intervals assigned in the rules. Rules apply at the schedule, series, and dose
level. Rules are table driven. Manage Schedules allows you to set up the
rules that apply to a vaccination. Only users that have Administrator
privileges may access manage schedules.
The major activities allowed by Manage Schedules include:
1. Create Schedule
2. View Schedule List
3. Delete Schedule
4. Modify Schedule
a. View Complete Schedule
b. Add Series
c. Modify Series
d. Delete Series
The ACIP schedule is the default schedule assigned to all clients. The ACIP
schedule is owned and maintained by the IR System Administrator. All
Administrators may view or print the ACIP schedule, but only the IR System
Administrator can modify this schedule.
Manage Schedules
Select manage schedules link from the menu panel. The manage schedules
page will display. From this screen you can create a new schedule from a
template, view the details of an existing schedule, or select one of your
owned schedules to delete or modify. Your organization’s owned schedules
are not viewable by users from other provider organizations.
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Creating a schedule
To create a schedule, begin at the Manage Schedules page.
Schedules are complex sets of rules and parameters. By taking a systematic
approach, the complexity can be minimized. Any time a series is changed or
created, careful testing of the impact should be instituted. This testing should
not be limited to the specific series created or modified, but rather to other
series that may interact with the modified series.
Setting up the base schedule
1. Select Manage Schedules from the menu.
2. You will go to the Manage Schedules screen.
3. Enter a schedule name (required). The name should be unique to your
provider organization.
4. You may use another schedule as the base template by copying it into the
new schedule. This saves you lots of effort. We will assume that this is
your plan. Select a schedule to copy from the pick list.
5. You may add a description of the schedule.
6. If you plan to allow a grace period for validating immunizations, enter
this number. This grace period is the number of days an immunization
may be early, or in some cases late, and yet be considered valid. It is not
used in recommending the next vaccination.
The grace period number of days is set schedule wide, but use of grace periods are
controlled individually for each series in a schedule. At the series level, you may
turn on or off a minimum grace period and/or a maximum grace period, which apply
to earliest dates and latest dates respectively. GRITS does not apply a maximum
grace period to the CDC/ACIP schedule.
7. You may enter the schedule standard minimum interval after a not valid
dose. This will apply to any series, except those that are set to ignore
this.
GRITS v6.0.0 disabled the ‘minimum interval after not valid dose’ rule. All series in
the schedule will utilize the series adjacent intervals from the last dose given.
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8. If you don’t want others to be able to alter this schedule, select the Lock
to Others check box. This may only be unlocked by the owner and the
IR System Administrator.
9. Click Create Schedule button and go to the Modify Schedule page.
Refer to the Modify Schedules section for adding, modifying, or deleting
series and intergroup conflicts within the schedule.
If you are creating a schedule from scratch you are not finished. Every schedule
must have at least one series.
View Schedule List
Clicking on the manage schedules menu item, brings you to the list of
schedules available to you, based on your organization. The name of the
schedule is a hyperlink that will take you to the View Complete Schedule
page for schedules you do not own (i.e. CDC/ACIP schedule) or Modify
Schedule page for schedules that you own.
Note that if you own a schedule, you will see a screen that allows you to modify a
schedule. If you don’t, you will only see the View Complete screen. You may see the
View Complete screen from the View Schedule screen by clicking the View Complete
Button.
Deleting a Schedule
To delete a schedule that you own, click the delete button to the right of the
schedule name in the schedule list on the Manage Schedules page. The
delete buttons will only appear next to schedules you own. This will
permanently remove the schedule and all of its components.
Modify Schedule
The Modify Schedule page will allow you to update the schedule name,
description, schedule grace period, and locked to others flag (preventing
other users in your organization from updating the schedule). In addition,
you can update a series, add/delete intergroup conflicts, or view and print the
complete schedule.
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View Complete Schedule
You may view and print the schedule from the View Complete Schedule
screen.
If you do not want the menu items along the side of the screen to print, click
the Printable Version button. Click the Print button on your browser.
Saving a Schedule
To save updates to the schedule, select the Save button. To return to the
Manage Schedules page, select the Cancel button.
Remember that you must save changes before leaving Manage Schedules or changes
will be lost. Saving occurs in 2 phases. The process to save a schedule is:
• Create or update a series within the schedule.
• Select Manage Another Series button on the Modify Series page (changes to the
series are saved in memory).
• When all changes are complete, select Save button on the Modify Schedule page
(schedule and series changes saved to database).
(To verify changes have been saved, make sure the schedule’s last updated date on
the view schedule list screen is updated.)
Saving prior to completion of all schedule and series updates is possible but
can cause users of that schedule to experience unexpected behavior.
Therefore, be sure that you complete all updates before saving the schedule,
or update your schedule during off hours. The new schedule is built when
the last updated date/time for the schedule in the database is greater than the
last updated date/time for the schedule in memory.
SERIES RULES
The modify schedules page will default to the series tab, which lists all of the
series in the schedule.
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Add Series
Click Add Series button to add a new series to the schedule. See Modify
series below for detailed instructions on fields available.
Delete Series
Select the series check box to the right of the series name and click delete
button. You may select more than one series to delete.
Modify Series
In order to modify a series, select that series name hyperlink from the list on
the Series tab. Follow the principals described in the section Creating a
Series.
There are 3 primary tabs for the series view. Complete Series shows a summary of
all settings for the series. The Series tab displays a page with sub-tabs that allow
you to view and alter series wide parameters. The Doses tab displays another page
with sub-tabs that allow you add, modify, or delete doses.
Creating a series:
A Series must have at least 1 dose and that dose must have either an age or
interval rule. The series is not released for use until you save your changes.
1. Click Add to begin a new series. You will see the Complete Series tab.
Since the series has no data, you only see the headers.
2. Click the Series tab.
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3. Name the series.
4. Indicate if the schedule minimum grace period1 applies to this series.
5. Indicate if the schedule maximum grace period applies to this series.
This is not as simple as it appears. Do NOT allow maximum grace period to apply if
a pediatric series has a maximum age and is followed by an adult series with a
minimum age An issue exists with regard to the adult series with a minimum age,
which validates an early shot although the shot is still within the recommended age
range of the pediatric series.
ACIP does not indicate a maximum grace period; therefore, the CDC/ACIP schedule
in GRITS does not add apply the maximum grace period to any series.
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When a schedule has a
grace period and the series
allows the grace period to be
used for earliest acceptable
date, then the Immunization
Evaluator will consider a
dose valid, even if it was
given up to the grace period
early.
6. Indicate if schedule interval after not valid rule applies. (Default: Ignore
not valid interval = Y)
Note: The minimum not valid interval settings are ignored in the Georgia Registry
of Immunization Transactions and Services. Regardless of the ‘Ignore not valid
interval setting,’ the intervals between doses are established using the series
adjacent and non-adjacent intervals from the previous immunization given.
SERIES TABS
Acceptable Vaccines
This tab allows you to indicate all of the potential vaccines that can satisfy
this series. In addition, for each vaccine in the series, you may indicate valid
dose sizes and age ranges. (e.g. If an adult received a single 0.5 mL pediatric
dose of Hepatitis B, the immunization is not valid; however, if an adult
received two 0.5 mL pediatric doses, the immunization is valid.) Lastly, you
may indicate valid age ranges for trade names in the series (e.g. FluMist is
valid for ages 2-50 years.)
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Note that TriHIBit
(DTAP/Hib) is only
acceptable for a Hib series if
it is the final dose in a multidose series. We set
DTAP/HIB as an acceptable
vaccine for the series, but set
it as unacceptable for all
doses except the last dose in
the series.
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Dose size is the volume
(e.g. 0.5 mL). Multiplier is
number of doses of the given
size delivered. So a double
dose of pediatric Hepatitis B
would have a multiplier of 2.
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Indicate the acceptable vaccines for this series.
1. Select the vaccines that are acceptable for ANY dose in this series. (You
will be able to indicate any that are not acceptable for specific doses
later.2)
1.1. You must select at least 1 acceptable vaccine.
1.2. Indicate the primary vaccine for this series. (This sets the vaccine
groups that are associated with this vaccine. In the case of a combo
vaccine, both vaccines will be set.) Only one primary vaccine is
allowed.
2. Dose Size Rules. If there is a minimum dose size3 and dose multiplier
for this vaccine to be used in this series, enter this information for each
vaccine. (This will be ignored if the immunization is not from registry
inventory.) The Immunization Evaluator will multiply the dose size (ml)
and dose multiplier to arrive at the total volume required to be
acceptable. (Dose multiplier = 1 ‘full’, dose size = 0.5 ml will give a
total dose size of 0.5 ml)
2.1. Select the vaccine for which to apply the dose size rule
2.2. Enter the size of a standard dose (ml)
2.3. Enter the multiplier (half, full, 2, 3, 4 or 5) that would make the
standard dose valid for the age range.
2.4. Enter the Minimum age and age attribute (e.g. 6 M) for which the
dose size is valid. If this is null or 0, then there is no minimum age.
2.5. Enter the Maximum age and age attribute (e.g. 3 Y) for which the
dose size is valid. If this is null or 0, then there is no maximum
age.
2.6. Select the Add button to add the dose size rule. The rule should be
reviewable in the Acceptable Vaccine Summary section at the
bottom of the page.
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3. Trade name Age Range Rules. If this series has different age rules
depending on trade name and client age, then add trade name age rules.
There must be either a minimum or maximum age and trade name. Both
age parameters can be entered.
3.1. Select the vaccine from the vaccine pick list. The selected vaccine
will populate the Trade Name pick list.
3.2. Select a Trade Name from the trade name pick list.
3.3. Indicate the minimum age and age attribute (e.g. 2 Y). If this is null
or 0 then there is no minimum age.
3.4. Indicate the maximum age and age attribute (e.g. 50 Y). If this is
null or 0, then there is no maximum age.
3.5. Select the Add button to add the rule to the series. The rule should
be reviewable in the Acceptable Vaccine Summary section at the
bottom of the page.
3.6. Repeat as needed.
Note: The Trade name age range rule is different from the Trade name rule. The
Trade name rule requires a dose to be from the specified trade name or it will be not
valid, regardless of other rules. Trade name age range rule says that if this dose is
from the indicated trade name, it must be administered between the age range
specified or it will be not valid.
This is also different from the Age rules that apply to individual doses.
4. To delete a trade name age range or dose size rule, select the checkbox in
the Select column in the Acceptable Vaccines Summary section and click
the Delete button.
Maximum Doses
If there are a maximum allowable number of doses for a vaccine group,
regardless of immunity or validity of doses, then the maximum doses rule
applies.
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1. Enter information for this rule. (e.g. A client who receives 6 or more
doses of DTaP before the age of 7 years is not recommended to receive
an additional dose of DTaP. In this case, we would enter 6 as the max
doses and 7 Y (years) as the max age.)
Trade name
If this series can only be satisfied by a trade named vaccine, enter
information for this rule.
1. Select any trade names from the list on the left into the list on the right.
More than one trade name may satisfy this series.
Only enter a trade name rule if this series can ONLY be satisfied by the trade
name(s) selected and not just the vaccine.
Alternate Series
If there are other series that can replace doses in this series, add the
information.
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1. Select the alternate series.
2. Enter the age and age attribute for the starting dose in the alternate series.
3. Enter the relationship symbol (>, >=, =, <=, <) for the age relationship.
This will control how the age at immunization for the first dose is related
to the age entered above. For example if the age is 12 months and the
relationship symbol is <, then we would say, if the age at immunization
is before 12 months for the first dose, then use this rule.
4. Enter the number of doses recorded in the alternate series.
5. Enter the number of doses that will be replaced by the alternate series for
the combination of age and doses listed in the rule.
6. Enter the vaccine group of the alternative series being evaluated. This is
used if the vaccine given is a combo vaccine. We are only interested in
one component of that combo.
7. Click the Add button to add the alternate series rule. The rule should
appear in the alternate series summary.
8. Repeat as needed.
NOTE: The ages and relationships MUST be mutually exclusive. In addition, the
alternate series is presumed to be prior to the series using it as an alternative. In
situations where the alternate is recorded as after the series, the Immunization
Evaluator will not apply the alternative rule.
Invoke Rules
The invoke rules invoke the vaccine group(s) of the primary vaccine for this
series. This forces the vaccine group(s) to be included for consideration. If
no Invoke rules are set, then the vaccine group is always considered by the
Immunization Evaluator. For example, if a series for Merck Comvax (HepBHib) is set to invoke on use, then the vaccine groups HepB and Hib will be
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included in the recommendations. Invoke rules do not invoke the specific
series. Multiple series may be considered for a single vaccine group; the
Immunization Evaluator processes each series and chooses the series to be
invoked and used for evaluation and recommendation of the vaccine group.
Invoke on Use:
If you only want to see the vaccine group evaluated if a client has received at
least one dose of this vaccine, select Invoke on Use.
Invoke on Valid Only:
Tied to Invoke on Use, if you only want to see the vaccine group
evaluated if a client has received at least one VALID dose of the
vaccine, select Invoke on Valid Only.
Invoke on High Risk:
GRITS does not currently use high risk functionality.
If you only want to see the vaccine group evaluated if a client is designated
as high risk, then select Invoke on High Risk.
Note: A High Risk indicator exists to designate an entire provider organization as
high risk. Users of the high risk organization will view all clients as high risk. For
GRITS specifically, a client may also be designated as High Risk by a client High
Risk indicator.
Invoke on Age:
If you only want to see the vaccine group evaluated once a client has reached
a certain minimum age, select Invoke on Age.
Minimum Age:
Tied to Invoke on Age, if Invoke on Age is selected, add the
minimum age and age attribute. The vaccine group will be
evaluated if the client has reached the minimum age.
Invoke on Comment:
If you only want to see the vaccine group evaluated if a client has a specific
comment recorded, select Invoke on Comment.
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Comment:
Tied to Invoke on Comment, if Invoke on Comment is selected, you
must also select a comment that triggers the series to be considered
for the purpose of evaluation.
Note: For the ACIP schedule, the client comment “Client has been
exposed to rabies” triggers two series to be considered for evaluation of
immunization against Rabies. The two series are similarly labeled
“Rabies post-exposure…”
History Required:
Also tied to Invoke on Comment, if Invoke on Comment is selected,
you may also select History Required if the series is only considered
for evaluation of the vaccine group if history of immunization
against the antigen exists previous to the selected comment.
Note: For the ACIP schedule, two series “Rabies Post-Exposure with
History” and “Rabies Post-Exposure without History” are considered for
evaluation by the client comment “Client has been exposed to rabies.”
The History Required flag enables the Immunization Evaluator to choose
between the two series. History Required is selected on the “Rabies PostExposure with History” series, so it is only invoked if the client has history
of Rabies immunization. History Required is not selected on the “Rabies
Post-Exposure without History” series, so it is only invoked if the client
does not have history of Rabies immunization.
Result Rules
Result Rules functionality is disabled in GRITS.
The result rules and result interval are used when setting up smallpox
vaccination in the Immunization Evaluator. You may enter any number of
result rules, but they each should be unique. You may add or delete rules.
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History is any smallpox
vaccination, regardless of
read.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Select a result for the rule.
Indicate if a history of immunization is required by the rule.4
Indicate if the series is satisfied (client is presumed to be immune).
Select the Add button to add the rule. The rule should now appear in the
Result Rules Summary… section.
To delete a rule, select it with the checkbox and click the Delete button.
When you are done, click to another tab or manage another rule.
Result Interval is required, if there are result rules.
Result Interval
Result Rules functionality is disabled in GRITS.
1. Indicate the minimum and maximum read intervals.
2. Indicate the recommended and overdue intervals.
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Override Rules
In some situations, a clinician may assume that the client has received the
primary series needed to begin a booster series. The Override Rule allows
users to disregard the primary series for a vaccine group. The Override Rule
is set up for a series by entering a minimum age and age attribute for which
the override is allowed to occur. Click to another tab or manage another
series to store the information. This will allow users to override the primary
series for a client who has reached the minimum override age.
An override rule defined in a tracking schedule is not automatically applied
to an individual client’s immunization record. To apply an override rule to a
client’s immunization, follow the steps found in the Applying an Override
Rule to a Client’s Immunization section of the Managing Immunizations
chapter of this manual.
Note: We assume that the first dose administered is set to disregard primary series.
If the dose other than the first is set to disregard primary series, the Immunization
Evaluator will not function properly.
Unacceptable vaccine group
If a series for a combination vaccine applies to only one member vaccine
group, set the other vaccine group(s) to unacceptable. The example is
Pediarix. There will be a Pediarix-Hepatitis B series but no series for the
Polio or DTaP components.
1. Add each unacceptable vaccine group to the list on the right.
2. Tab to another page or manage another Series.
Gender Rules
The gender rule determines if a series is included in the schedule for a client.
The gender rule first determines if the client is of a specified gender. If the
client is of the specified gender, then the vaccine group will be included in
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the evaluation and recommendations. If the client is not of the specified
gender, the outcome depends on whether the gender rule allows the series to
be invoked on use for genders not selected. If ‘Invoke on use for clients with
gender selected above’ is true and the client has at least one dose, then the
vaccine group will be included; otherwise, the vaccine group will be
unevaluated and no recommendations will be made.
1. Select the checkbox for the gender that the rule applies to.
2. If the series will be invoked on use for client that the rule does not apply
to, select the checkbox for ‘Invoke on use for client with gender not
selected above’.
Remember that you must save changes before leaving Manage Schedules or changes
will be lost. Saving occurs in 2 phases. The process to save a schedule is:
• Create or update a series within the schedule.
• Select Manage Another Series button on the Modify Series page (changes to the
series are saved in memory).
• When all changes are complete, select Save button on the Modify Schedule page
(schedule and series changes saved to database).
(To verify changes have been saved, make sure the schedule’s last updated date on
the view schedule list screen is updated.)
DOSE RULES
Creating a Dose in a Series:
Now you need to create a record and rules for each dose and booster in the
series. Create a new dose and add all applicable rules for the selected dose.
Repeat for each dose in the series. Every dose requires an age or an interval
rule; however, many rules are often not needed. If no value needs to be
added, leave the field set to 0 (zero). For instance, there is no minimum age
for HepB dose #1, so leave it set at 0 days. (The current dose displayed for
potential modification is indicated by yellow highlighting in the Dose Details
section.)
Note: The minimum interval after an invalid first dose is determined by the minimum
interval set on the first dose. GRITS does not use the schedule-wide minimum not
valid interval setting.
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Add Dose
To add a new dose to the series, select the New Dose button – a new dose
will appear in the Dose Details section. Set up all applicable dose rules
following the steps outlined in the Modify Dose section.
Delete Dose
To delete a dose from the series, select the checkbox for the dose in the
Select column of the Dose Details section. Click the Delete button in the
Dose Details section.
Modify Dose
Select the dose you wish to modify by clicking on the dose number
hyperlink. In the Dose tab, the information is displayed for the dose that is
highlighted in yellow in the Dose Details section.
Booster
Indicate if this dose is a booster. Boosters are administered repeatedly based
on the interval rules. In other words, boosters allow unlimited doses. For
instance, the Td booster is recommended every 10 years.
Remember that boosters are only allowed for the last dose in a series.
DOSES TABS
Age Rule
If age rules apply to this (highlighted) dose, then enter the ages and attributes
required.
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1. Enter an age and age attribute for each age that applies (e.g. minimum
age 42 D). Remember the following rules: minimum age <=
recommended age, recommended age <= overdue age, overdue age <=
maximum age. If no value needs to be added, leave the field set to 0
(zero).
2. You may add another dose at this time or you may finish entering
information on other tabs for this dose.
Note: The maximum age is the age at which the client should not receive this
vaccination. For example, if DTaP is set to 7 Y, the immunization will become not
valid if received on or after the 7th birthday. GRITS does not apply a maximum
grace period to the maximum age on the CDC/ACIP schedule.
3. To delete an age rule for the highlighted dose, select the delete button
that is displayed above the maximum age column.
Adjacent Interval
If there are rules that are used for this dose that relate to the immediately
previous dose, then enter intervals and interval attributes that apply.
1. Enter an interval and interval attribute for each interval that applies (e.g.
28 D), Remember the following rules: minimum interval <=
recommended interval, recommended interval <= overdue interval. If no
value needs to be added, leave the field set to 0 (zero).
2. You may add another dose at this time or you may finish entering
information on other tabs for this dose.
Note: When an alternate series has replaced some doses for the series under
consideration, the interval between the dose being evaluated and the dose in the
alternate series that preceded it is evaluated. For example if the primary doses in
the Td series are replaced by DTaP, then the minimum interval to the Td booster is
based on the interval since the final dose in the DTaP series.
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3. To delete a min adjacent interval rule for a dose, select the delete button
above the overdue interval.
Non-Adjacent Intervals
If there are intervals between this (highlighted) dose and a non-adjacent
previous dose in the series that apply, then enter the interval and attribute.
1. Enter the dose number of interest. (e.g. 1 for dose 1)
2. If applicable, enter the minimum interval and interval attribute (e.g. 112
D).
3. Click the Add button to add the rule to the highlighted dose. The rule
will now appear in the non-adjacent interval summary.
4. To remove a non-adjacent interval rule from the highlighted dose, select
the rule checkbox and click the Delete button in the non-adjacent interval
summary.
Unacceptable Vaccines
If there are vaccines that are unacceptable for this dose in a series, but
acceptable for another dose in a series, then enter this information.
1. Select the vaccine that is unacceptable for this dose. (It should already
be in the Series Acceptable vaccines.)
Note: For the CDC/ACIP schedule, TriHIBit may only be used as the final dose in a
multiple dose series.
The unacceptable vaccine rule is used in conjunction with the acceptable vaccine
rule to handle this requirement. DTaP-Hib is set as an acceptable vaccine for all
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multi-dose Hib series (recall that the acceptable vaccine rule is applied to the whole
series – all doses). To limit DTaP-Hib to the final dose of each multi-dose series, the
vaccine is set as an unacceptable vaccine for each dose in the series except the final
dose.
A single dose series is also set up for HIB for 15 months through 4 years. DTaP-Hib
(TriHIBit) is not an acceptable vaccine for the series, as the series does not contain
multiple doses.
Jump Forward
In cases where a client is behind schedule, the series accelerates and doses
may be skipped. For instance, if client receives DTAP #4 after age 4 years,
this is treated as dose #5 and the series is complete. In these cases, enter the
minimum age and attribute for this acceleration to occur. Also indicate the
number of doses to skip. In the example above, you would enter 4 years as
the minimum age and 1 as the number of doses to skip on dose 4. You may
have more than 1 jump forward rule per dose. This information is stored
with the dose where the jump will begin. In the example above, this is dose
4. The rules that are specific to the dose jumped to will apply (e.g. interval,
age, etc.)
Example, for a dose 2 you might record a jump of 1 dose with a minimum
age of 12 months. You might also record another jump of 2 doses with a
minimum age of 15 months. In this case, if the client were 12+ months old
the 1 dose jump would occur; at 15 months and older the 2 dose jump would
occur.
1. Enter the number of doses to jump (e.g. jump 2 doses).
2. Enter the age and age attribute to apply to the jump (e.g. 15 M).
3. Click the Add button to add the rule to the highlighted dose. The rule
will now appear in the jump forward rules summary section.
Note: A client may only jump once in the series for each immunization. For
example, for a client receiving a 2nd shot of HIB at 12 months old, the HIB series will
jump 1 dose, resulting in the 2nd dose of the series being skipped. The HIB series
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also has a 1 dose jump rule on the 3rd dose for a client that is 12 months old. If the
client has already jumped from the 2nd dose to the 3rd dose, it will not jump again
from the 3rd to the 4th dose.
4. To remove a jump rule, select the jump rule checkbox and click the
Delete button in the jump forward rules summary section.
Notes on Setting up the Jump Rule for HIB:
The HIB schedule is complex. The number of doses required decreases as
the client’s age at the time of the first immunization increases; the number of
doses also decreases when there is a lapse in the client’s immunizations. As
the client gets older, the required number of doses decreases. TriHIBit is
only approved as the final dose in a multi-dose series. PedvaxHib and
Comvax may be used in 3 dose series or as part of any of the other series for
HIB.
The recommended 4-dose series assumes that the series starts from age 2 - 6
months, followed by a 2nd and 3rd dose every 2 months and a final 4th dose
given at age 1 – 4 years. The addition of jump rules allow a client to
complete the series with only 2 or 3 doses in the event there is a lapse in the
client’s immunizations.
A 3-dose series exists for children who receive their 1st dose from 7 – 11
months. The addition of jump rules allow a client to complete the series with
only 2 doses in the event the client’s first dose is from 12-14 months, or if
there is a lapse after the client’s first dose.
A 1-dose series exists for children who receive their 1st dose at age 15
months and older. TriHIBit is not allowed to be used in this series because
the series does not contain multiple doses. All multiple dose series only
allow TriHIBit as the final dose. The Immunization Evaluator allows only
one jump per immunization; therefore, the following jump rules apply:
Dose
1
2
2
Age
2–6m
12 – 14 m
15 m +
3
12 m +
4
Dose
1
1
2
Age
7-11 m
12 – 14 m
15 m +
3
Dose
Age
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Jump Rules
Note
none
1
Jump to dose #3 and use dose #3 rules
2
Jump to dose #4 and use dose #4 (final
dose) rules
1
Jump to dose #4 and use dose #4 (final
dose) rules
none
Hib (3 dose)
Jump Rules
Note
none
1
Jump to dose #2 and use dose #2 rules
1
Jump to dose #3 and use dose #3 (final
dose) rules
none
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15 m +
none
Hib Merck (3 dose)
Dose
Age
Jump Rules
Note
1
2m
none
2
4m
none
3
1y
none
Note that we require the doses to be Comvax or PedvaxHIB, and the last dose can
also be TriHIBit. There is no jump for 7-11 month olds.
Min Interval and Age To Validate
Minimum Interval to Validate:
There are doses in a series that are valid in spite of being received prior to the
minimum adjacent interval. The minimum adjacent interval is still applied to
recommendations. In these cases, enter the minimum interval to validate
and attribute that will apply to this dose.
For example, the ACIP schedule recommends a minimum interval of 6
months between dose #3 and dose #4 for DTaP; however an exception to this
rule also exists stating that dose #4 is acceptable as early as 4 months after
dose #3. For this reason, the minimum adjacent interval is set to 6 months
and the minimum interval to validate is set to 4 months.
Minimum Age to Validate:
This rule allows you to specify a minimum age to validate that is different
than the minimum age displayed for a dose. Enter the minimum age to
validate and attribute on the dose. The minimum grace period does not apply
to the minimum age to validate.
Reminder: The process to save a series is:
• Create the series.
• When the series is complete, select Manage Another Series button on the Modify
Series page (saves series changes to memory).
• When all series are complete, select Save button on the Modify Schedule page.
(saves to database).
Intergroup Conflict
You can add or delete any inter-vaccine group interval conflicts, such as the
conflict between Varicella and MMR.
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From the Modify Schedules page, click on the Intergroup Conflict tab.
Add Inter-group Conflict
You will need to create a record for both directions of a conflict. For example,
create a conflict for Varicella to Measles and Measles to Varicella.
1. Select a vaccine group from the left pick list to create a record in the list
below.
2. Select a vaccine group from the right pick list to add conflicting vaccine
to the list below.
3. Enter a number for the beginning of the conflict period, for instance 1
day.
4. Enter a time unit (D, M, Y).
5. Enter a number for the ending of the conflict period, for instance 28
days.
6. Enter a time unit.
7. Repeat until done.
8. Select Save button on the Modify Schedule page. (saves to database).
A begin interval of 1 day and an end interval of 28 days means that vaccinations
from the conflicting vaccine groups will not be valid if received between 1 and 27
days (inclusive) of each other.
Delete Inter-group Conflict
1. Select the conflict(s) you wish to delete by checking the box next to
them.
2. Click the Delete button.
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Data
Exchange
In this chapter:
Data Exchange Setup
Flat File Data Exchange
HL7 Data Exchange
HMO Data Exchange
Organizational Extract
Exchange Data Status
Exchange Data Details
Flat File Response File
HL7 Response File
Data Exchange Setup
The data exchange feature of GRITS provides a means for provider
organizations to exchange client and immunization information
between GRITS and other immunization applications.
GRITS supports multiple file formats and methods for uploading and
extracting client and immunization information.
A provider organization’s Data Exchange setup determines the type of
file format to be exchanged as well as several other important
configurations.
Prior to performing a data exchange, your provider organization will
need to contact the GRITS project manager and arrange for your
organization to be set up to perform data exchanges. You will need to
provide the following information regarding the type of data exchange
you desire:
Provider Organization Data Exchanges
•
File format: Indicate Health Level 7 (HL7) or Flat File.
•
Direction of data: Indicate the direction of data from the three
following options Bi-directional: You, the provider organization, will submit files
to GRITS containing client and immunization information. In
return, GRITS will provide a response file, which provides
summary information regarding the uploaded file and
documents errors. GRITS also will return files containing
client and immunization information that have been updated in
GRITS, since your last data exchange upload.
Provider organization (PO) to GRITS: You, the provider
organization will submit files to GRITS containing client and
immunization information. In return, GRITS will only provide a
response file, which provides summary information regarding
the uploaded file and documents errors.
GRITS to provider organization (PO): Upon request from the
provider organization, GRITS will send files containing client
and immunization information that have been updated in
GRITS since your last request for information.
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Type of transmission: Indicate whether the exchange will be a
test or an actual production transfer.
•
Deduct From Inventory: Indicate whether new immunization
transactions will deduct from GRITS inventory.
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Data Exchange Availability to User Roles
Once your provider organization is setup to your requested
configurations, you will need to set up certain users of the GRITS
system with access to the data exchange functionality.
The current user roles with access to data exchange functionality are:
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Data Exchange User
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Administrator + Data Exchange
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Typical User / Data Exchanger
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Parent Admin + Data Exchange
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HMO/Data Exch/Typical User
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HMO User
Flat File data exchange
This section pertains to provider organizations with the following data
exchange set up:
File Format: Flat File
Data Direction: “PO to GRITS” or “Bi-directional”
Submitting a Flat File Upload
1. Click on Exchange Data under the Data Exchange menu
group on the menu panel.
The following fields will be displayed:
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Job Name: Optional field.
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Client File Name: Required field.
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Immunization File Name: Required field.
•
Comment File Name: Optional field.
You can process only
one job at a time. If
you attempt to initiate a
second job before the
first job completes, the
Exchange Data Status
screen will display a
message that reads
“Processing has not
completed on previous
data exchange.”
2. Optional. If Job Name is left blank, GRITS will use the current
date for a job name. Type a job name, if desired.
3. Press
Data Exchange
to select the Client file you wish to upload.
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4. Press
upload.
to select the Immunization file you wish to
5. Press
upload.
to select the Comment file you wish to
Skip to step # 7, if your provider organization’s data exchange
account is setup not to deduct from GRITS inventory.
(Deduct from Inventory Users only)
If your data exchange account is set up to deduct from inventory,
two additional fields will be displayed:
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Last upload: Displays the number of days since your last
upload and the date of that upload.
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Modify inventory from: allows the user to indicate whether or
not immunizations will deduct from GRITS inventory for the
current data exchange file. Additionally, it allows the user to
set an age limit on immunizations that will deduct from
inventory. For instance: the value “7 days” indicates that only
immunizations administered within the last 7 days are.
Options include:
Do Not Deduct From Inventory: no immunizations will
deduct from GRITS inventory.
Immunizations From Today: only immunizations with
today’s date will deduct from GRITS inventory.
1 day – 30 days: immunizations that are within the selected
number of days from today’s date will deduct from GRITS
inventory.
6. Set the “Modify inventory from’ pick list to limit the age of an
immunization that will deduct from GRITS inventory.
7. Press
processing.
on your screen to submit your files for
8. Verify the files in the message box provided, and Press
to begin processing.
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(Deduct from Inventory Users Only) – Additionally, verify the value
displayed for “Modify inventory from Number of Days”.
9. The Exchange Data Result screen will display the files
uploaded and the job name. Press
summary information.
to review job
Refer to the Exchange Data Status section later in this chapter to
review the job summary information contained on the Exchange Data
Status screen.
HL7 data exchange
The section pertains to provider organizations with the following data
exchange set up:
File Format: HL7
Data Direction: “PO to GRITS” or “Bi-directional”
Submitting a HL7 Upload
GRITS will currently accept a data exchange upload of the HL7 2.3.1
and HL7 2.4 format.
1. Click on Exchange Data under the Data Exchange menu
group in the menu panel.
You can process only
one job at a time. If
you attempt to initiate a
second job before the
first job completes, the
Exchange Data Status
screen will display a
message that reads
“Processing has not
completed on previous
data exchange.”
The following fields will be displayed:
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Job Name: Optional field.
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HL7 File Name: Required field.
2. Optional. If Job Name is left blank, GRITS will use the current
date for a job name. Type a job name, if desired.
3. Press
to select the HL7 file you wish to upload.
Skip to step #5, if your provider organization’s data exchange account
is setup not to deduct from GRITS inventory.
(Deduct from Inventory Users only)
If your data exchange account is set up to deduct from inventory,
two additional fields will be displayed:
•
Last upload: Displays the number of days since your last
upload and the date of that upload.
•
Modify inventory from: allows the user to indicate whether or
not immunizations will deduct from GRITS inventory for the
current data exchange file. Additionally, it allows the user to
set an age limit on immunizations that will deduct from
inventory. For instance: the value “7 days” indicates that only
immunizations administered within the last 7 days are.
Options include:
Do Not Deduct From Inventory: no immunizations will deduct
from GRITS inventory.
Immunizations From Today: only immunizations with today’s
date will deduct from GRITS inventory.
1 day – 30 days: immunizations that are within the selected
number of days from today’s date will deduct from GRITS
inventory.
4. Set the “Modify inventory from’ pick list to limit the age of an
immunization that will deduct from GRITS inventory.
5. Press
processing.
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6. Verify the file(s) in the message box provided, and Press
to begin processing.
(Deduct from Inventory Users Only) – Additionally, verify the value
displayed for “Modify inventory from Number of Days”.
7. The Exchange Data Result screen will display the files
uploaded and the job name. Press
summary information.
to review job
Refer to the Exchange Data Status section later in this chapter to
review the job summary information contained on the Exchange Data
Status screen.
HMO data exchange
HMO data exchange allows a Health Maintenance Organization to
submit HMO data uploads to GRITS to add immunizations and create
associations with clients in the application. HMO queries can be
submitted, and GRITS will generate output files of all clients,
immunizations, comments who are associated with the HMO
organization.
Submitting a HMO Data Upload
Submitting an HMO Data upload is the same as submitting a Flat File
or HL7 upload except for the menu items available in GRITS. It is
important to know the data exchange set up of your provider
organization before attempting to submit an HMO Data upload.
You can have only one
job processing at a
time. If you attempt to
initiate a second job
before the first job
completes, the
Exchange Data Status
screen will display a
message that reads
“Processing has not
completed on previous
data exchange.”
To perform an HMO Data Exchange, follow these steps:
1. Click on Submit HMO Data under the HMO Data Exchange
menu group in the menu panel.
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Depending upon the type of file format you are set up to use, you
will submit either Flat File or HL7 files.
File Format:
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Flat File: Follow steps 2 – 9 in the Flat File Data Exchange
section earlier in this chapter to submit a Flat File HMO data
exchange upload.
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HL7: Follow steps 2 – 7 in the HL7 Data Exchange section
earlier in this chapter to submit an HL7 HMO data exchange
upload.
Submitting a HMO Query
To perform an HMO Data Query, follow these steps:
1. Click on Submit HMO Query under the HMO Data Exchange
menu group in the menu panel.
•
Job Name: Optional field.
•
Query File Name: Required field.
2. Optional. If Job Name is left blank, GRITS will use the current
date for a job name. Type a job name, if desired.
3. Press
to select the appropriate query file.
4. Press
on to submit your file for processing.
5. Verify the file(s) in the message box provided, and Press
to begin processing.
6. The Exchange Data Result screen will display the query file
submitted and the job name. Press
summary information.
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Data Exchange
Refer to the Exchange Data Status section later in this chapter to
review the job summary information contained on the Exchange
Data Status screen.
Organizational Extract
From the Organizational Extract menu option, you may generate a
Flat File, HL7 2.3.1 or HL7 2.4 extract of client, immunization and
comment information as a downloadable text file.
When the user submits an organizational extract request, GRITS
generates an output file of all clients (with immunizations and
comments), who are associated to the provider organization, and who
match the filter criterion selected on the Organizational Extract
screen. The output file(s) should then be loaded into the provider
organization’s immunization or health –related application.
Submitting an Organizational Extract Request
Regardless of the
criteria submitted to
limit the results of an
organizational extract,
GRITS will always
provide a complete
immunization history
for each client returned
in the extract file.
To select and submit organizational extract criteria, you will need to
select filtering criteria on the Organizational Extract screen, an
online form. Follow these steps to generate an extract:
1. Click Organizational Extract under the Data Exchange menu
group on the menu panel.
2. Select a value for Organization ID(s). (The Select
Organization ID(s) section ONLY appears for an organization
who is a parent in a parent/child relationship with another
organization or a vendor in a vender/client relationship.)
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Indicate whether you wish to view all clients associated with
the parent and child organizations, associated with the parent
organization, or associated with selected child organizations
by clicking on the appropriate radio button.
•
If you choose to include only clients associated with selected
child organizations, select these organizations by clicking on
an organization or highlighting a chosen organization and
pressing
. Do this for each organization desired.
Note: This will limit the search to only those clients who are
associated with the selected organizations.
3. Select and filter the extract by county.
•
Indicate whether you wish to view clients residing in all
counties or if you wish to include only clients residing in
selected counties by clicking the appropriate radio button.
•
If you choose to include only clients residing in selected
counties, select these counties by clicking on a county or
highlighting a chosen county and pressing
this for each county desired.
. Do
Note: This will limit the search to only those clients who reside
in the selected counties.
4. Select and filter the extract by vaccine group.
•
Indicate whether you wish to include all vaccine groups in the
search criteria or if you wish to include only selected groups by
clicking the appropriate radio button.
•
If you choose to include only selected groups, select these
groups by clicking on a group or highlighting a chosen group
and pressing
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. Do this for each group desired.
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Note: This will limit the search to clients who have been
administered the selected immunizations. However, GRITS
will provide a list of all immunizations for the clients returned.
5. Select date criteria and enter a date range.
•
Indicate whether you wish to include no date criteria or if you
wish to specify a data range for vaccine administration date,
birth date or client / immunization update date by clicking the
appropriate radio button.
•
Enter the beginning date in the From text box and the ending
date in the To text box using the format MM/DD/YYYY.
o
Vaccine Administration Date Range: When this option is
selected, the extract will include clients who have received
an immunization during the specified date range.
Note: GRITS will provide a list of all immunizations for the
clients returned.
o
Birth Date Range: When this option is selected, the extract
will include clients who have a birth date that falls within
the specified date range.
o
Client / Immunization Date Range: When this option is
selected, the extract will include clients who have at least
one client or immunization update date that falls within the
specified date range.
Note: GRITS will provide a list of all immunizations for the
clients returned.
6. Select a client status.
•
Indicate whether you wish to view clients of all status or if you
wish to include only clients who are active, inactive or
permanently inactive / deceased by clicking the appropriate
radio button.
7. Enter a job name and select an extract format.
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To give the extract a meaningful name, enter the desired text
in the Job Name text box. If the job name is not specified, a
title will be automatically assigned with the word “Extract”
followed by the date and time that the extract was created.
•
Indicate whether you wish for the extract file to be created in
the GRITS ASCII Flat File Format, HL7 2.3.1 Transaction
Format, or HL7 2.4 Transaction Format by clicking the
appropriate radio button. By default the format of the extract is
the GRITS ASCII Flat File Format.
Note: For HL7 requests, GRITS provides an HL7 - Unsolicited
Vaccination Update (VXU) message.
8. Press
. The Data Exchange Job Processor will
begin processing your extract request and the Exchange Data
Status screen will appear.
Refer to the Exchange Data Status section later in this chapter to
review the job summary information contained on the Exchange Data
Status screen.
Exchange Data Status
The Exchange Data Status screen displays job summary information
for all data exchange requests that a provider organization submits.
This includes Flat File uploads, HL7 uploads, HMO uploads and
queries, and various data extracts.
Reviewing Job Status screen
1. To view the Exchange Data Status screen, press the Check
Status menu item under the Data Exchange menu group,
Or
Press
from the Exchange Data Results screen.
2. By default, the data exchange Job Status screen displays
data exchange requests submitted for the current day and the
last 7 days. To display jobs for a different time period, select a
value from the date filter
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3. Press
periodically to review the status of a job
request you have recently submitted to GRITS. The Status
field will display changes in the processing of your job.
4. When a data exchange job completes processing, click on the
underlined job name to review the Exchange Data Details
screen.
Refer to the Exchange Data Details section later in this
chapter to review the job details information.
5. To view all columns on the Exchange Data Status screen,
you may need to use the LEFT/RIGHT scroll bar located at the
bottom of your web browser
.
The following fields will be displayed:
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Job Name: This field displays the name assigned to the data
exchange job request.
•
User Name: This field displays the user name of the person
who initiates the data exchange request.
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Exchange Data Date: This field displays the Date and Time
the data exchange request was initiated.
•
Process Start Date: This field displays the Date and Time the
application begins processing the data exchange job.
•
Process End Date: This field displays the Date and Time the
application finishes processing the data exchange job.
•
Status: This field displays the processing phase of the data
exchange request. (i.e. Queued, Processing, Complete, etc.)
•
Type: This field displays the type of data exchange request
that has been submitted (i.e. Flat File, HL7 2.3.1, HL7 2.4,
HMO, and various extract requests.)
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Rejected Clients: This field displays the number of clients
rejected in a data exchange upload.
•
Rejected Immunizations: This field displays the number of
immunizations rejected in a data exchange upload.
•
Rejected Comments: This field displays the number of
comments rejected in a data exchange upload.
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Inventory Updated: (Deduct from Inventory Users Only) This
field displays the number of immunization records that were
successfully deducted from inventory in a data exchange
upload.
•
Inventory Not Updated: (Deduct from Inventory Users Only)
This field displays the number of immunization records that
were NOT deducted from inventory in a data exchange
upload.
•
Pending Clients: This field displays the number of clients in a
data exchange upload that result in the temporary storage of
pending clients. Pending clients are stored when a client in a
data exchange upload matches more than one existing client
in the Immunization Registry; pending clients are an indicator
that duplicate client records may exist in GRITS. Contact the
GRITS Help Desk to review and merge Pending Client
records.
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Unmatched Immunizations: This field displays the number of
immunizations that are not associated with a client in a data
exchange upload. Unmatched immunizations are NOT
processed and loaded into the Immunization Registry.
(Pertains to Flat File users only.)
•
Unmatched Comments: This field displays the number of
comments that are not associated with a client in a data
exchange upload. Unmatched comments are NOT processed
and loaded into the Immunization Registry. (Pertains to Flat
File users only.)
Reviewing Job Status field
Upon submitting a data exchange request, the Data Exchange Job
Processor runs through several stages that can all be viewed in the
Status field on the Exchange Data Status screen.
Preliminary stages:
Typically data exchange jobs rapidly transition through these
preliminary stages, so the number of stages you see will vary. In the
event one of the preliminary stages is displayed for a prolonged
period of time, contact the GRITS Help Desk as there may be an
issue with the Data Exchange Job Processor.
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FOUND: Initial phase in which the Immunization detects that a
data exchange request has been submitted.
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UNPROCESSED: When the Immunization Registry
experiences a high volume of data exchange requests, a back
load of job requests may occur.
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PREPROCESSED: When the Immunization Registry
experiences an internal error, data exchange jobs processing
at the time of the error will be set to Exception. GRITS keeps
track of the number of records committed to the database up
to the point that the exception occurred. GRITS will create a
split file of all records in the file that have not been processed
and committed. This split file will be set to the status
Preprocessed. The split file will be submitted by a GRITS
program associate after the internal error that caused the
Exception is identified and fixed.
•
QUEUED: Job request placed in the Job Processor queue
awaiting its turn to start processing.
Processing stages:
When the Data Exchange Job Processor begins to process your data
exchange request, the Process Start Date will appear and the Status
field will display a new value.
•
PROCESSING: This message indicates the data exchange
request is currently processing.
Final stages:
When the Job Processor finishes processing your data exchange
request, the Status field will display one of the following values:
•
COMPLETE: This message indicates the data exchange
request has processed successfully.
•
ERROR: This message indicates the data exchange request
could not be processed due to formatting errors in the data file
you have uploaded. Review the format of the file you
submitted; contact the GRITS Help Desk for additional
assistance if needed.
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EXCEPTION: This message indicates that the Registry
encountered an internal problem while attempting to process
your data exchange request. Check the Announcements
section on the GRITS Home Page for any current data
exchange issues that may have caused your data exchange
request to go to Exception; contact the GRITS Help Desk to
research the problem if no explanation is given in the GRITS
Announcements.
Exchange Data Details
The Exchange Data Details screen is accessible from the Exchange
Data Summary screen. On the Exchange Data Summary screen,
you must click on the Job Name you wish to review.
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The Exchange Data Details screen allows you to review data
exchange job response files, input files, output files, log information
regarding the review of response/input/output files, and detailed job
summary information. The Exchange Data Details screen is divided
into three sections: download or upload files, download log, and
summary information.
Download Files section
The Download Files for: [job name] section contains data exchange
response files and output files for completed data exchange requests.
Click on the blue, underlined file name, to download and review a
download file.
Available Response File:
•
Response File: The response file is generated by GRITS
listing job summary detail information and error messages for
a data exchange request.
(Refer to the Response File section later in this chapter to
review the response file information and possible error
messages.)
Available Output Files:
Output files are data exchange files generated by GRITS. Provider
Organizations that use applications other than GRITS for tracking
immunizations can use GRITS output files to keep their system up-todate with information in GRITS. The output files are intended to be
downloaded from GRITS and uploaded into a different application.
You will receive output files in one of the following file formats
depending on your provider organization’s data exchange file format
set up.
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Flat File: Client file, Immunization file and/or Comment file
•
HL7 2.3.1 file
•
HL7 2.4 file
You will receive data exchange output files ONLY if your provider
organization’s data exchange set up is “Bi-directional” or “GRITS to
Provider Organization.”
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Bi-directional data exchange users: When a user submits a
data exchange upload, GRITS generates the appropriate
output file(s) consisting of all clients (with immunizations and
comments), associated to the provider organization, who have
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upload.
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GRITS to Provider Organization: When a user submits a data
exchange request, GRITS generates the appropriate output
file(s) consisting of all clients (with immunizations and
comments), associated to the provider organization, who have
been updated in GRITS since the previous data exchange
request.
Note: The output file(s) are NOT the same files submitted by a user in
a data exchange upload.
The Organizational Extract and HMO Query screens allow a user to
submit a request for data that also produce data exchange output
files.
Upload Files section
The Upload Files for: [job name] section appears in place of the
Download Files section when your data exchange upload request is
set to ERROR status. GRITS returns your original input file(s), so you
may download your file, fix the error, and resubmit the file(s).
Click on the blue, underlined file name, to download and review an
upload file.
Available upload files:
•
Flat File: Client file, Immunization file and/or Comment file
•
HL7 2.3.1 file
•
HL7 2.4 file
Download Log section
The Download Log for: [job name] section contains log information
pertaining to users who have downloaded Response Files and Output
Files for review.
The following fields will be displayed:
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File: The file name of the response file, output file or input file
that has been downloaded.
•
User Name: The name of the user who downloaded the
response file, output file or input file.
•
Download Date: The date the response file, output file or input
file of the response file, output file or input file was
downloaded.
Summary Information section
The Summary Information for: [job name] section contains all
information pertinent to the exchanged data file that was processed.
(All clients in a file are processed. Immunizations and comments are
listed as either Processed or No Client Match.)
•
Processed Client, Immunization and Comment: This row
displays the number of clients, immunizations and comments
in a data exchange upload that are processed.
(Processed clients, immunizations and comments will either be
Accepted, Rejected or Pending.)
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Accepted Client, Immunization and Comment: This row
displays the number of clients, immunizations and
comments in a data exchange upload that are accepted by
GRITS.
(Accepted clients, immunizations and comments can either
be Accepted, Rejected or Pending.)
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New Client, Immunization and Comment: This row
displays the number of clients, immunizations and
comments in a data exchange upload that were not
previously in GRITS and will be inserted as a result of
the upload.
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Updated Client, Immunization and Comment: This row
displays the number of clients, immunizations and
comments in data exchange upload that already exist
in GRITS and are updated as a result of the upload.
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Already in GRITS Immunization and Comment: This
row displays the number of immunizations and
comments in a data exchange upload that already exist
in GRITS but are NOT updated by the upload.
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Rejected Client, Immunization and Comment: This row
displays the number of clients, immunizations and
comments in a data exchange upload were rejected due to
errors.
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Pending Client, Immunization and Comment: This row
displays the number of clients, immunizations and
comments in a data exchange upload that result in the
temporary storage of pending client data. Pending client
data is stored when a client in a data exchange upload
matches more than one existing client in the Immunization
Registry; pending clients are an indicator that duplicate
client records may exist in GRITS. Contact the GRITS
Help Desk to review and merge Pending Client records.
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Inventory Updated (Deduct from Inventory Users Only):
This field displays the number of immunization records in a
data exchange upload that were successfully deducted
from inventory.
o
Inventory Not Updated (Deduct from Inventory Users
Only): This field displays the number of immunization
records in a data exchange upload that were NOT
deducted from inventory.
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No Client Match Immunizations and Comments (Flat File
Users Only): This row displays the number of immunizations
and comments in a data exchange upload that do not match a
client in the upload. These unmatched immunizations and
comments are NOT processed and are NOT loaded into the
Immunization Registry.
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Total Client, Immunization and Comment: This row displays
the total number of clients, immunizations and comments in a
data exchange upload.
(The Total row equals Processed plus No Client Match rows.)
If the job did not complete successfully, the Job Error screen will
display. This screen will contain an explanation of why the exchange
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data could not be processed, contains the original uploaded file(s),
and lists information regarding the activity of the downloaded file(s).
Flat File Response File
The Response File is a downloadable and printable electronic
document that contains all information pertinent to a processed data
exchange upload. In addition to having the same information
available on the Exchange Data Details screen, the Response File
also includes a list of all errors located in the data exchange upload.
Summary section
The Summary section contains two parts: a basic Job Information
section and a Files Received By GRITS section that contains the
same information as the Summary Information section of the
Exchange Data Details screen.
Job Information:
The Job Information section contains the following items:
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Job ID: A number assigned to your data exchange request that
uniquely identifies your data exchange request from all other
requests submitted to GRITS.
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Job Start Date: The date and time the GRITS Job Processor
started processing your data exchange request.
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Job End Date: The date and time the GRITS Job Processor
completed processing your data exchange request.
Files Received By GRITS:
The Files Received By GRITS section contains the following items:
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(All clients in a file are processed. Immunizations and comments are
listed as either Processed or No Client Match.)
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Processed (Client, Immunization and Comment): This row
displays the number of clients, immunizations and comments
in a data exchange upload that are processed.
Processed clients, immunizations and comments will either be
Accepted, Rejected or Pending.
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Accepted (Client, Immunization and Comment): This row
displays the number of clients, immunizations and
comments in a data exchange upload that are accepted by
GRITS.
Accepted clients, immunizations and comments can either
be Accepted, Rejected or Pending.
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New (Client, Immunization and Comment): This row
displays the number of clients, immunizations and
comments in a data exchange upload that were not
previously in GRITS and will be inserted as a result of
the upload.
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Updated (Client, Immunization and Comment): This
row displays the number of clients, immunizations and
comments in data exchange upload that already exist
in GRITS and are updated as a result of the upload.
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Already in GRITS (Immunization and Comment): This row
displays the number of immunizations and comments in a
data exchange upload that already exist in GRITS but are
NOT updated by the upload.
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Rejected (Client, Immunization and Comment): This row
displays the number of clients, immunizations and
comments in a data exchange upload were rejected due to
errors.
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Pending (Client, Immunization and Comment): This row
displays the number of clients, immunizations and
comments in a data exchange upload that result in the
temporary storage of pending client data. Pending client
data is stored when a client in a data exchange upload
matches more than one existing client in the Immunization
Registry; pending clients are an indicator that duplicate
client records may exist in GRITS. Contact the GRITS
Help Desk to review and merge Pending Client records.
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Inventory Updated (Deduct from Inventory Users Only):
This field displays the number of immunization records in a
data exchange upload that were successfully deducted
from inventory.
o
Inventory Not Updated (Deduct from Inventory Users
Only): This field displays the number of immunization
records in a data exchange upload that were NOT
deducted from inventory.
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No Client Match (Immunizations and Comments) (Flat File
Users Only): This row displays the number of immunizations
and comments in a data exchange upload that do not match a
client in the upload. These unmatched immunizations and
comments are NOT processed and are NOT loaded into the
Immunization Registry.
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Total (Client, Immunization and Comment): This row displays
the total number of clients, immunizations and comments in a
data exchange upload.
The Total row equals Processed plus No Client Match rows.
Detail section
The Detail section contains several sections that display different
types of errors that are encountered during the processing of a data
exchange upload.
Clients That Are Pending:
Pending client data is stored when a client in a data exchange upload
matches more than one existing client in the Immunization Registry.
This section specifies clients in a data exchange upload and the
existing clients in GRITS who caused the pending client situation.
Clients That Were Rejected:
This section specifies clients in a data exchange upload that are
processed but rejected for various reasons.
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Clients That Were Accepted, Though Had One or More
Immunizations That Were Rejected:
This section specifies clients in a data exchange that are processed
and accepted although one or more immunizations have been
rejected for various reasons.
Clients Accepted; Includes Inventory-Related Responses and
Optional Field Errors:
This section includes clients in a data exchange that are processed
and accepted. The responses in this section include inventory-related
messages and responses reflecting optional field errors.
Immunizations Unprocessed, Contained No Matching Client in
Client File:
This section specifies immunizations that are unprocessed because
they have no matching client in the client file.
Comments Unprocessed, Contained No Matching Client in Client
File:
This section specifies comments that are unprocessed because they
have no matching client in the client file.
The following are examples of messages that may appear:
Flat File Response File Messages
Errors
Resolution
Pending Errors
The incoming client matches more
than one existing candidate.
Existing candidate client ids
include [client information
included.] The incoming client
information has been saved for
review. Contact the GRITS Help
Desk to perform a client merge.
Contact the GRITS Help Desk. A
Help Desk representative will merge
duplicate client records.
Client Errors
Record rejected. The provider
organization that initiated this
data exchange is not identified
as a parent or vendor of the
organization that it labeled as
the "SENDING PROVIDER
ORGANIZATION" for this record.
[PROVIDER ORGANIZATION
RELATIONSHIP]
Data Exchange
Contact GRITS Data Exchange
representative to set up a
parent/child or vendor/client
relationship for the necessary
organizations. Alternately, modify
the Sending Organization field to
match the organization submitting
the file or leave the field blank.
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Flat File Response File Messages
Errors
Resolution
Record rejected. Client does
not have any valid
immunizations.
Submit at least one valid
immunization.
Client and Immunization
Record(s) Rejected. Eligibility
code missing for a new
immunization.
For ‘new’ immunizations, client and
immunization eligibility cannot be
blank. Send a valid eligibility code,
or send the immunization as
‘historical’.
Record rejected. Demographic
Updates not supported when
client does not already exist in
registry.
Submit the new client with
immunizations or contact GRITS to
temporarily allow demographic-only
updates.
Record rejected. This client
has existing immunizations with
vaccination date(s) prior to the
client's birth date.
The record you have submitted
attempted to update a client’s birth
date, but immunizations exist before
the birth date. Contact the GRITS
Help Desk to review the existing
client and immunizations.
Record rejected. A valid date
must be entered. [BIRTH DATE]
Submit a valid birth date.
Immunization Errors
Record rejected. CPT Code,
Vaccine Group and Trade Name are
not a valid combination.
Review GRITS allowed values,
modify the Immunization and
resubmit. If multiple value types
have been submitted, ensure they
are a valid combination.
Record rejected. This
immunization matches another
immunization in incoming file.
The immunization for this client was
submitted twice in the same file.
Review GRITS to ensure the
immunization was loaded. Reload if
necessary.
Record rejected. A valid
vaccination date must be
entered. [VACCINATION DATE]
Most likely, the format was incorrect.
Review and correct the date of the
immunization then resubmit.
Record rejected. CPT Code 90714
is outside its effective date
range. [IMMUNIZATION IDENTIFIER
(CPT CODE)]
The CPT Code is not valid for the
date of the immunization submitted.
Review and correct the CPT Code
then resubmit.
Optional Field Errors
Relationship code not
recognized, defaulting to
Guardian. [RESPONSIBLE PERSON
RELATIONSHIP]
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Correct the extract process to load
GRITS accepted relationships.
Login to GRITS to manually update
responsible person relationships.
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Flat File Response File Messages
Errors
Resolution
Inaccurate or missing data. No
value stored. [RESPONSIBLE
PERSON LAST NAME, RESPONSIBLE
PERSON FIRST NAME]
Login to GRITS to manually update
responsible person information.
Ensure your extract process is
extracting responsible person
information correctly.
Comment Record rejected. A
valid date must be entered.
[APPLIES TO DATE]
Most likely, the format was incorrect.
Review and correct the date of the
comment then resubmit.
Record rejected. This comment
matches another comment in
incoming file.
The comment for this client was
submitted twice in the same file.
Review GRITS to ensure the
comment was loaded. Reload if
necessary.
Inventory Success
IM06072007|90734|MCV|Menactra|
U2068AA
06072007 Deduct 1.0
x 0.5ml Lot 2068AA/Prv/Menactra;
12955-CHEROKEE CO HD - CANTON.
[VACCINE INVENTORY - DOSE
QUANTITY]
No action required. The
immunization was properly deducted
from inventory. This message
shows the immunization date, CPT
Code, Vaccine Group, Trade Name,
Lot Number, Dose Quantity, Dose
Size, Funding Source, Site ID and
Site Name.
Inventory Site Errors
Too many active sites with
inventory for this organization.
No site name provided. [SITE
NAME]
Specify a Site ID or Site Name in
your organization from which GRITS
should deduct inventory.
No sites found for this
organization with name like
Capitol Sq [SITE NAME]
Specify a Site ID or Site Name in
your organization from which GRITS
should deduct inventory.
Given site name (Testville) was
found, but it is not a site with
inventory. [SITE NAME]
Add inventory to your site, or specify
an alternate site from which GRITS
should deduct inventory.
Inventory Vaccine Lot Errors
Given lot number (0018F) and
funding (PUBLIC/PRIVATE), no
active vaccine lots were found
for Site ID - Site Name.
[VACCINE LOT NUMBER]
Data Exchange
Review your file to ensure the lot
number is correct; edit and resubmit
if necessary. Review GRITS to
ensure the lot number is correct.
Edit the lot number if it is incorrect,
or add inventory if the lot does not
exist.
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Flat File Response File Messages
Errors
Given lot number (99943Z) and
given funding (PUBLIC/PRIVATE),
too many active vaccine lots
were found for Site ID - Site
Name. [VACCINE LOT NUMBER]
Given lot number (99943Z), and
funding (PUBLIC/PRIVATE), too
many active vaccine lots were
found for Site ID - Site Name.
No trade name was supplied. No
expiration date supplied.
[VACCINE LOT NUMBER]
Resolution
Verify the correct lot number with
corresponding expiration date and
funding source of inventory lot.
Either edit the lot number, funding
source, eligibility code of the
immunization or inactivate the
duplicate lot.
Verify the correct lot number with
corresponding expiration date and
funding source of inventory lot.
Either edit the lot number, funding
source, eligibility code of the
immunization, or inactivate the
duplicate lot.
If possible, specify missing
information identified.
Given lot number (8876R),
funding (PUBLIC/PRIVATE), and
trade name (Tripedia), too many
active vaccine lots were found
for Site ID - Site Name. No
expiration date supplied.
[VACCINE LOT NUMBER]
Given lot number (1054-2),
funding (PUBLIC), and expiration
date (20090131), too many active
vaccine lots were found for Site
ID - Site Name. Trade name not
supplied.
Given lot number (99943Z), and
funding (PUBLIC/PRIVATE), too
many active vaccine lots were
found for Site ID - Site Name.
No matching trade name (VAQTA
Adult). No expiration date
supplied. [VACCINE LOT NUMBER]
Verify the correct lot number with
corresponding expiration date and
funding source of inventory lot.
If possible, specify missing
expiration date.
Verify the correct lot number with
corresponding expiration date and
funding source of inventory lot.
If possible, specify missing trade
name.
Verify the correct lot number with
corresponding expiration date and
funding source of inventory lot.
Make sure the trade name in
inventory and the incoming file
match.
If possible, specify missing
expiration date.
Given lot number (9876K),
funding (PUBLIC/PRIVATE), and
expiration date (20080101), too
many active vaccine lots were
found for Site ID - Site Name.
No matching trade name
(Twinrix).
Given lot number 9002, the
vaccine lot was found, but it is
inactive for Site ID - Site
Name. [VACCINE LOT NUMBER]
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Verify the correct lot number with
corresponding expiration date and
funding source of inventory lot.
Make sure the trade name in
inventory and the incoming file
match.
Activate your inactive lot and
resubmit the immunization to deduct
from inventory.
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Flat File Response File Messages
Errors
Resolution
Vaccine lot number not on
incoming transaction for Site ID
- Site Name. [VACCINE LOT
NUMBER]
Specify a lot number from which
GRITS should deduct inventory.
The vaccine is not associated to
any inventory for Site ID - Site
Name. [VACCINE LOT NUMBER]
GRITS did not locate inventory from
which to deduct. Ensure your
inventory is up-to-date in GRITS,
and ensure the inventory lot on your
file is correct.
Vaccine lot number (D600EF) matches two
or more active lots with different trade
names for Site ID - Site Name. No inventory
was deducted.
GRITS identified two lots in your
inventory with identical lot numbers,
but with different trade names.
Verify the inventory lot numbers are
correct.
This immunization is too old
(08/01/2004) to adjust inventory
for Site ID - Site Name.
[VACCINATION DATE]
Adjust the length of time allowable to
deduct from inventory and resubmit
the immunization, or enter the
immunization from inventory in the
user interface.
HL7 Response File
The HL7 Response File is a downloadable and printable electronic
document that contains all information pertinent to a processed data
exchange upload. GRITS generates a General Acknowledgement
(ADT) message according to the ANSI Health Level 7 (HL7) Standard.
For additional information regarding the HL7 Standard, refer to the
GRITS HL7 – General Transfer Specification.
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Organizations
In this chapter:
Parent/Child Switch Org
A child/client
organization cannot
be setup as a
parent/vendor to its
parent/vendor
organization.
Parent/Child Switch Org
The “Parent/Child Switch Org” screen will allow selected users who
belong to a ‘parent’ organization or a ‘vendor’ organization to switch to
their ‘child’ or ‘client’ organizations without having to log out and log
back into the registry. In order to switch to your related organizations,
a parent/child or vendor/client relationship must be requested by your
organization and created at the state level by DHR. The
organization’s administrator will notify DHR which user role(s) will
have access to this function.
The Parent/Child Switch Org screen displays the parent/vendor
organization followed in alphabetical order by the child/client
organizations associated to the parent in the Switch to Organization
pick list.
Users who belong to child/client organizations cannot switch to their
parent/vendor or peer organizations. When a child/client organization
is the parent/vendor of another organization, switching to the lowerlevel organization is allowed.
The Parent/Child
Switch Org switch is
only valid for the
current user session.
If the user logs out
of the registry before
switching back to its
home organization,
the user will be
returned to the home
organization at the
next login. The
home organization is
determine by the
organization code,
username and
password that are
entered on the login
screen,
To view another
child/client
organization or to
switch back to your
home organization,
repeat steps 1 – 3.
To switch to a child/client organization, follow these steps:
1. Click on Parent/Child Switch Org under the Organizations section
of the menu panel.
2. On the Parent/Child Switch Org screen, choose the child/client
organization from the Switch to Organization pick list.
3. Press
4. The user will be switched to the requested organization. After the
switch occurs, the ‘organization’ name on the yellow title bar at the
top of the screen and the ‘Current Organization’ listed on the
Parent/Child Switch Org screen will be changed to the
organization selected. The Switch to Organization pick list will
continue to display the parent/vendor organization followed by its
child/client organization(s).
5. The user will have access to the same features on that
organization based on the role assigned to him/her at the
parent/vendor organization.
6. Press
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Appendix
In the Appendix:
Online Help
GRITS Help Desk
Online Help
GRITS’ online help function provides you with both screen-specific
help and a general help index. You may access online help from any
screen in GRITS by pressing the yellow light bulb on the menu bar in
the right corner of the screen.
Screen-Specific Help
To access screen-specific help, follow these steps:
1. Press the light bulb on the menu bar located at the top-right of the
screen on which you would like help.
2. A box with screen-specific help information will display. This help
box may have any or all of the following features:
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Purpose. This section describes what the screen is meant to
do or what kind of information needs to be entered.
•
Required fields. This section lists the required fields on the
screen and describes the information needed for these fields.
•
Other fields. This section lists and describes non-required
fields.
•
Information provided. This section lists the information that
may be found on the screen.
•
Functionality. This section gives step-by-step instructions on
how to enter information on the screen or features on the
screen and describes their function.
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•
Results. This section describes the outcome of a search,
report, download, or other information entered into the
database.
User tips. This section has advice or further information on
how to use this screen.
3. To view these features, you may either click the links under the
Purpose section or scroll down the box.
4. To close the help box, press the
the box.
GRITS’ online help
function includes a
notes feature. Notes
appear underlined and
in red type; click on the
“*Note” link to view.
button in the top right corner of
General Help
General help contains information on screens throughout GRITS. You
may access this information by viewing the contents of general help,
by viewing or searching the general help index, or by searching
general help using a keyword.
Contents of general help
To access the contents of general help, follow these steps:
1. Press the light bulb on the menu bar.
2. Press the
box.
button in the top right corner of the help
3. A box will open asking if you want to display both secure and nonsecure items; press
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4. Press the “+” sign to the left of “GRITS” on the left side of the
Contents box. A list of index items will display, with a “+” sign to
the left of each item.
5. Press the “+” sign next to the index item you wish to view. A list of
help items will appear.
6. Click on the name of the help item to view it. You may also click
on the document icon next to the help item.
7. The help information you selected will display on the right side of
the help box.
8. Use the links at the top of the screen or scroll down to view the
information you need.
9. To return to a previous help screen or to skip ahead one screen,
use the box’s
and
buttons.
10. To collapse an index item, press the “-” sign next to the item.
11. To close out of the help box, press the
corner of the box.
button in the top right
Viewing/searching the general help index
To view or search the general help index, follow these steps:
1. Follow Steps 1-3 under Contents of general help.
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2. Press the Index tab on the top left side of the help box.
3. To find an index topic, do one of the following:
•
Use the scroll bar to view index topics.
•
Enter a keyword in the field provided. As you type, the index
will display help items containing the letters you enter.
4. Click on one of the help items to view the item.
5. The help information you selected will display on the right side of
the help box.
6. To return to a previous help screen or to skip ahead one screen,
use the box’s
and
buttons.
7. To close out of the help box, press the
corner of the box.
button in the top right
Searching general help
To search general help using a keyword, follow these steps:
1. Follow Steps 1-3 under Contents of general help.
2. Press the Search tab on the top left side of the help box.
3. Type in a word to search for in the field provided.
4. Press Enter.
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5. Click on one of the help items in the box below the search field to
view the item.
6. The help information you selected will display on the right side of
the help box.
7. Use the links at the top of the screen or scroll down to view the
information you need.
8. To return to a previous help screen or to skip ahead one screen,
use the box’s
and
buttons.
9. To close out of the help box, press the
corner of the box.
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GRITS Help Desk
If you are experiencing difficulties or have questions regarding GRITS,
you may contact the GRITS Help Desk. Several individuals staff the
help desk. All calls are logged and tracked through to completion;
calls are put in a pending status until a remedy to the user’s problems
is found.
The GRITS Help Desk hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST, Monday
through Friday.
Help Desk telephone number:
(866) 483-2958
Help Desk e-mail address:
[email protected]
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If you experience any
problems accessing or
dealing with the help
desk, please contact Lisa
Roberts, DHR
Immunization Registry
Manager at (888) 2238644 or email @
gaimmreg.dhr.state.ga.us.
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Glossary
3189 Report - Discontinued 2007
see Supplemental Vaccine Certification
Form
3231 Report
see Certificate of Immunization
ACIP
Advisory Committee on Immunization
Practices. Along with the Centers for
Diseases Control and Prevention
(CDC), provides written
recommendations on the administration
of vaccines to adults and children in the
United States. These recommendations
include a schedule of dosage,
contraindication, and periodicity
information for each vaccine. This
“harmonized schedule” is the default
schedule within GRITS.
Bookmark
A browser tool used for accessing Web
sites quickly. After setting a bookmark at
a Web page, you may return to that
page simply by clicking on its bookmark,
rather than entering the entire Web
address. Also known as a favorite.
Browser
A software program you use to access
the Internet. The two most common
browsers are Netscape® and Internet
Explorer.
CASA
Clinic Assessment Software Application.
A tool developed by the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
used for assessing immunization levels
of clients for an immunization provider.
Glossary
CDC
Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention. The CDC is the lead federal
agency for protecting the health and
safety of people, providing information
to enhance health decisions.
Certificate of Immunization (3231)
The official Georgia ‘Certificate of
Immunization’ which displays the
immunization history required for a child
attending any school or childcare facility.
Client
Anyone who has an immunization
recorded in GRITS by a provider
organization.
Client Comments
A pick list that allows you to record
contraindications, precautions and
immunities.
Clinician
A person who administers an
immunization; for example, a nurse.
Complete Immunization Report
A client report that displays
demographics, contact information, and
a detailed summary of the client’s
immunization history. This report will
typically be used as a physician’s chart
copy.
CRA
CDC’s Countermeasure Response
Administration system supports
collecting countermeasure activities
such as the administration of vaccines
or the dispensing of drugs that occur
during a Public Health Event.
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Data Exchange
A feature that allows you to
automatically exchange immunization
batch files with GRITS.
Deduplication
An automatic process that displays
potential client matches to help ensure
that client records are not duplicated in
GRITS.
Desktop
The default screen on your computer
that displays when no programs are
open. The desktop contains shortcut
icons that allow the user to open the
represented programs and files from the
desktop screen.
Doses Administered by Eligibility
A report will give you information on how
many immunizations of each vaccine
where administered by eligibility status.
Eligibility
The client’s insurance status or funding
program used to determine the client’s
eligibility for State Supplied (VFC)
vaccine.
External Organization
An organization that does not utilize the
GRITS registry. May be selected when
creating an inventory transfer to a site
not in the receiving organization pick list.
Favorite
See Bookmark.
Grace Period
The default period of time prior to and
following an immunization. This time
period is used to validate a client’s
immunization history; it does not affect
immunization recommendations.
GRITS
Georgia Registry of Immunization
Transactions and Services. A
population-based Web application
containing consolidated demographic
and immunization history information.
HL7
Health Level 7. A method of
categorizing data so that it is uniform
across all health reporting systems.
Allows for easier data transfer among
different systems.
Home Page
The opening page of a Web site.
GRITS’ home page is the page that
displays after you successfully log in. It
contains announcements, release notes,
resources, and the menu.
Hyperlink
A word or group of words that is
underlined and appears in a colored
font, usually blue, in GRITS. When you
click on the underlined text, the Web
site, page, or document that is
described will be displayed. Also known
as a link.
Immunizations Needed Report
A client report that displays
demographics, contact information,
immunization history, and
immunizations recommended by date
according to the tracking schedule
assigned to the client.
Immunization Registry
Confidential, computerized information
system containing client demographics
and immunization histories. Registries
enable public and private health care
providers to maintain consolidated
immunization records.
Invoices
See Shipping Invoices.
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Lead Test Action
The indication whether a blood lead test
has been performed or ordered for a
client. The three Lead Test Actions are:
Test Referred, Test Submitted, and Test
Not Submitted.
Login
The first screen (aside from any
security/certificate warnings) that
appears after you access GRITS’ Web
address. The Login screen requires you
to enter your organization’s name, your
username, and your password to access
GRITS.
Logout
Button on GRITS’ menu bar that allows
you to exit GRITS and return to the
Login screen. You may logout from any
screen in GRITS.
Lot Number
The unique, identifying number given to
each vaccine by the manufacturer.
Menu Bar
GRITS’ menu bar is dark blue and
appears at the top of every screen
within the registry. The menu bar has
several menu options: home, change
password, logout, and help (light bulb).
The menu bar on your Internet browser,
on the other hand, is located near the
top of your computer screen and
contains words with drop-down lists
such as File, Edit, View, Tools, etc.
Menu Panel
GRITS’ menu panel is a medium blue
color and appears to the left of every
screen within the registry. The menu
panel lists all of the GRITS functions
available to the user.
New Client Form
A blank Vaccine Administration record
which includes a current inventory table
for the select site. Used to collect
demographic information for a client that
doesn’t exist in GRITS.
Glossary
Ordering Authority
A person with the capability of ordering
an immunization for a client; a person
with ordering authority is generally the
client’s pediatrician or primary care
provider or, within public health
organizations, the medical director.
Opt Out
A person who has elected, or whose
parent/guardian(s) have elected not to
have the child’s immunizations stored in
GRITS. An opt-out form, available in
GRITS, must be completed and sent to
the Georgia Immunization Program’s
office where it is maintained.
Opt In
In the event a person has opted out of
the GRITS system (see Opt Out), and
wishes for the child’s immunizations to
be once again stored in GRITS, an optin form, available in GRITS, must be
completed. The form must be sent to
the Georgia Immunization Program’s
office where it is maintained.
Organizational Extract
A feature that allows you to generate an
extract of the client and immunization
history for your organization.
Packing Guide
A transfer shipping document listing
vaccine to be packed when creating a
vaccine shipment. Used if the person
packing the shipment is not the person
entering the transfer in GRITS.
Parent/Child Switch Org
A feature that allows a user that belongs
to a parent or vendor organization to
switch to an associated child or client
organization without having to log out
and log back into the registry.
PDF
Portable document file. A file format that
allows you to view and print a document
online in its original format.
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PIN
A site’s VFC provider identification
number used in ordering VFC (statesupplied) vaccine. Entered on the
manage site screen.
A parent, relative, or guardian who is
associated with the client and may act
as a contact. A client may also act as
the responsible person for him- or
herself.
PRIORITY GROUP
For Public Health Events, clients are
screened and categorized into CDC
determined priority groups, and
vaccines are administered to persons
meeting appropriate priority, age, and
time between dose groupings.
Secondary Reason
Secondary explanation for changing the
quantity of a vaccine lot. The Secondary
Reason pick list will only appear when a
GRITS Action Code from the Reason
pick list is selected that has associated
secondary GRITS Action Codes.
PUBLIC HEALTH EVENT
An act or series of acts used to prepare
for, counteract, or offset a possible
(preparedness) or actual (response)
agent release or disease outbreak.
Sequence
Identifies which dose is being referred to
within a vaccine series. For example, a
number “2” sequence indicates the
second dose of the series.
Radio Button
An input circle that, when clicked, fills
with a black dot to indicate a selection.
For example, on the Manage Clients
screen of GRITS, the client’s gender is
indicated by selecting the radio button
beside M, F, or N/A.
Series
The compilation of doses for one
vaccine that provides immunity for a
certain disease or diseases. For
example, the recommended series for
the DTP/aP vaccine contains five doses.
Reason
Primary explanation for changing the
quantity of a vaccine lot.
Shipping Documents
Documents used when transferring
vaccine. Includes the Packing Guide,
Shipping Invoices and Labels.
Recall Notice
A card or letter that informs a
responsible person or client of
immunizations that are overdue.
Release
A new version of an application, which
usually includes enhancements and
software fixes. Each release of an
application is indicated with a number;
for example, GRITS release version 3.0.
Reminder Notice
A card or letter that informs a
responsible person or client of
immunizations that are due in the future.
Responsible Person
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Shipping Invoices
A shipping document listing vaccine that
was included in the inventory transfer or
shipment. A copy of the invoice is
generated for the sending site and the
receiving site.
Shortcut
An icon located on your computer’s
desktop which, when double-clicked, will
open the program displayed by the icon.
Supplemental Vaccine Certification
Form 3189 (discontinued 2007)
A client report that displays the status of
protection against measles and/or
Varicella at the time of entry into 6th
Grade or its equivalent age.
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Toolbar
Located near the top of your computer
screen, the toolbar on your Internet
browser contains several buttons, such
as Back, Forward, Stop, Refresh, and
Home.
Vaccine Administration Record
A client report that displays
demographics, contact information,
immunization history, and immunization
inventory available for the selected clinic
site.
Tracking Schedule
A schedule of recommended vaccines,
their dosage and periodicity information.
The tracking schedule is used to
validate a client’s immunization history
and makes recommendations for future
vaccinations based on that history.
Vaccine Group
A category that describes one type of
vaccination. For example, the vaccine
trade names Engerix-B and Recombivax
fall under the Hepatitis B vaccine group;
whereas, Comvax falls under both the
Hepatitis B and Hib (Haemophilus
influenzae type b) vaccine groups.
Transfer
Transport of vaccine inventory between
two sites.
User Roles
GRITS users are categorized into
hierarchical roles that determine their
level of access to the functions of
GRITS. The four provider roles are
Administrator, Inventory Control, Typical
User, and Reports-Only.
Users
Individuals who access GRITS in some
way, whether it be for printing reports,
entering immunization information,
tracking inventory, or entering
organization-specific maintenance
information.
USG Form
The official University System of
Georgia (USG) form, required for
college students attending USG college
or university, which displays the
student's immunization history .
Vaccine Accountability Statement
A summary report used to calculate
fiscal responsibility for vaccine that is
spoiled or expired and when physical
inventory is less than what is expected
in inventory for a site, organization or
public health district.
Glossary
Vaccine Expiration Date
The expiration date is the last day of the
month listed on the vaccine vial. This is
the final date the vaccine may be
administered, whether the vaccine has
been reconstituted or not.
Vaccine Trade Name
A unique, identifying name for a vaccine
series given by the manufacturer. For
example, Engerix-B is the trade name
for a Hepatitis B vaccine manufactured
by GlaxoSmithKline.
Vaccine Usage Report
A summary report that will give you
information on how many doses of each
vaccine have been given, by age, within
a specified date range for a site or
organization.
VFC
Vaccines For Children. A Federally
funding Program in which vaccines are
distributed for free to VFC-eligible
children.
VFC Comprehensive Report
A summary report that displays vaccine
usage by eligibility, vaccine wastage by
reason and the most recent inventory
count regarding VFC (public) inventory
for a site.
Georgia Registry of Immunization Transactions and Services
G.5
VFC Inventory Transactions Report
A summary report that displays on the
Count screen with the Vaccine
Accountability Statement and VFC
Comprehensive Report and details all
VFC (public) inventory transactions that
occurred during the last reporting
period.
G.6
Georgia Registry of Immunization Transactions and Services
Glossary
Index
3231 Report, 11.4
definition, G.2
A
Accessing GRITS
exiting GRITS, 3.3
favorites, 4.2
opening GRITS, 3.2
setting GRITS as home page, 4.3
shortcuts, 4.2
time outs in GRITS, 3.3
ACIP
definition, G.1
schedule, 12.2
Adobe Acrobat Reader
problems running, 4.7
running reports, 4.6
Announcements, 5.3
B
D
Bookmarks, 4.4
definition, G.1
Browser
clearing history files, 4.6
definition, G.1
deleting temporary Internet files, 4.5
full-screen mode, 4.6
C
CASA
definition, G.1
extracts, 11.22
CDC
definition, G.1
Certification of Immunization, 11.4
Clients
active/inactive status, 9.8
comments, 9.10
deduplicating, 9.11
definition, G.1
editing, 9.4
entering, 9.4
finding, 9.2
last notice, 9.5
Index
opt-in GRITS, 9.14
opt-out of GRITS, 9.12
reminder/recall contact, 9.8
responsible persons, 9.8
saving, 9.6
sharing of immunization data, 9.8
social security number, 9.5
Clinicians
adding, 6.15
definition, G.1
deleting, 6.16
editing, 6.16
listing all, 6.17
ordering authority, 6.15
printing all, 6.17
Complete Immunization Report 11.3
definition, G.1
CRA
definition, G.1
Data exchanges
Definition, G.2
deduct from inventory, 13.4, 13.6
error messages flat file, 13.23
exchange data status, 13.12
exchange data details, 13.15
organizational extract, 13.9
response flat file, 13.20
response HL7 file, 13.26
status of job, 13.14
submitting flat file, 13.3
submitting HL7 file, 13.5
submitting HMO query, 13.8
submitting HMO upload, 13.7
setup, 13.2
user roles, 13.3
Deduplication, 9.2, 9.11
definition, G.2
Desktop
definition, G.2
Doses Administered by Eligibility Report
11.16
definition, G.2
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F
Help
general, A.3
screen-specific, A.2
GRITS help desk, A.6
HL7
definition, G.2
Home page
definition, G.2
setting GRITS as home page, 4.3, 4.4
Hyperlink
definition, G.2
deleting new imms, 10.12
deleting opt-out imms, 10.21
editing historical imms, 10.13
editing new imms, 10.11
editing opt-out imms, 10.20
entering historical imms, 10.7
entering new imms, 10.6
entering new & historical imms, 10.7
entering opt-out imms, 10.15
explanation of status, 10.3
history, 10.3
owned imms, 10.4
printing history, 10.2
reactions, 10.4, 10.12, 10.14
recommended vaccines, 10.4
viewing client information, 10.2
viewing opt-out imms, 10.17
Immunizations Needed Report, 11.3
definition, G.2
Inventory
active/inactive, 7.2
adding new, 7.5
adding/subtracting from existing, 7.8
alerts, 5.4, 7.3, 8.2
counting, 7.20
destroying expired vaccine, 7.10
printing, 7.4
printing transactions, 7.18
public/private funds, 7.3
returning expired vaccine, 7.10
transferring inventory, 8.2
transaction types, 7.12
updating, 7.7
viewing, 7.3
viewing transactions, 7.15
I
K
Immunities
entering (see client comments), 9.10
Immunization registries
definition, G.2
purpose, 1.2
GRITS, 1.3
Immunizations
activate expired inv, 10.16
color coded tracking schedule, 10.5
data exchange historical imms, 10.14
data exchange new imms, 10.13
data exchange opt-out imms, 10.21
deleting historical, 10.14
Keyboard shortcuts, 4.8
Favorites, 4.2
definition, G.2
File Transfer Protocol, 4.7
Forms
new client form, 11.5
G
Grace period
definition, G.2
GRITS
definition, G.2
GRITS home page
announcements, 5.3
inventory alerts, 5.4
menu bar, 5.2
menu panel, 5.3
release notes, 5.4
resources, 5.4
upcoming events, 5.4
H
I. 2
L
Last notice, 9.5, 11.11
Login, 3.2
definition, G.3
Logout, 3.3
definition, G.3
Lot number
definition, G.3
Georgia Registry of Immunization Transactions and Services
Index
M
Mailing labels, 8.12, 11.13
Medical Exemptions
entering (see client comments), 9.10
Menu bar, 5.2, 5.3
definition, G.3
Menu panel, 5.3
definition, G.3
Mouse shortcuts, 4.10
O
Opt-In
definition, G.3
opt in client, 9.14
Opt-Out
definition, G.3
opt out client, 9.12
deleting opt-out imms, 10.21
editing opt-out imms, 10.20
entering opt-out imms, 10.15
viewing opt-out imms, 10.17
Ordering authority
definition, G.3
Organizational Extract, 13.7
definition, G.3
P
Packing Guide, 8.11
definition, G.3
Parent/Child Switch Org, 14.2
definition, G.3
Passwords, 6.3, 6.4
PDF
definition, G.3
use in reports, 4.6
Physicians
adding, 6.9
deleting, 6.10
editing, 6.10
listing all, 6.10
printing all, 6.11
Pick lists, 9.4
PIN
definition, G.4
entering, 6.12
Prerequisite override
Index
applying, 10.9
Priority groups
definition, G.4
selecting, 10.9
section, 9.6
Public Health Event
definition, G.4
R
Radio button
definition, G.3
Reason
definition, G.3
inventory transactions, 7.11
Release
definition, G.4
release notes, 5.4
Reminder/recall notices, 11.6
cards, 11.12
client query listings, 11.14
client settings, 9.5
recall definition, G.4
reminder definition, G.4
labels, 11.13
letters, 11.11
Reports
3231 report, 11.4
CASA extracts, 11.22
client query listings, 11.14
client-specific, 11.2
complete immunization, 11.3
doses administered by eligibility,
11.16
immunizations needed, 11.3
reminder/recall notices, 11.6
USG report, 11.4
vaccine accountability statement,
11.17
vaccine administration record, 11.2
vaccine usage, 11.15
VFC comprehensive, 11.17
Resources, 5.5
Responsible person
adding, 9.9
copying, 9.10
definition, G.4
deleting, 9.10
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S
Schools
adding, 6.7
deleting, 6.8
editing, 6.7
listing all, 6.8
printing all, 6.8
Secondary Reason
definition, G.4
inventory transactions, 7.11
Sequence
definition, G.4
Series
definition, G.4
Shipping Documents
definition, G.4
generating, 8.10
mailing labels, 8.12
packing guide, 8.11
shipping invoices, 8.12
Shipping Invoices, 8.12
definition, G.4
Shortcuts, 4.2
definition, G.4
keyboard, 4.8
mouse, 4.10
Sites
adding, 6.11
deleting, 6.13
editing, 6.12
inventory, 6.12
listing all, 6.13
printing all, 6.12
Supplemental Vaccine Cert., 11.4
definition, G.5
System requirements
hardware requirements, 2.2
Internet access, 2.2
software requirements, 2.2
T
Toolbar
definition, G.5
Tracking schedule
add/delete/modify a dose, 12.17
add/delete/modify a series, 12.6
add/delete inter-group conflict, 12.23
I. 4
creating a dose in a series, 12.16
creating a schedule, 12.3
creating a series, 12.6
definition, G.4
deleting a schedule, 12.4
doses tabs, 12.17
saving a schedule, 12.5
series tabs, 12.7
setting up the base schedule, 12.3
view complete schedule, 12.5
view schedule list, 12.4
Transfers
accepting an inbound transfer, 8.13
creating an outbound transfer, 8.5
definition, G.4
deleting an outbound transfer, 8.9
editing an outbound transfer , 8.8
mailing labels, 8.12
merging inventory, 8.15
packing guide, 8.11
pending transfer alert, 8.2
sending a shipment to an external
organization, 8.7
shipping documents, 8.10
shipping invoices, 8.12
viewing details for completed
transfers, 8.15
viewing transfer list, 8.2
U
Upcoming Events, 5.5
User roles
definition, G.4
roles 6.2
Usernames, 6.3, 6.4
Users
adding, 6.2
adding multiple, 6.4
definition, G.4
deleting, 6.5
editing, 6.4
inactivating, 6.5
printing a user list, 6.6
roles, 6.2
USG Form
definition, G.5
roles 11.4
Georgia Registry of Immunization Transactions and Services
Index
V
Vaccine Accountability Statement, 11.17
definition, G.5
Vaccine Administration Record, 11.2
definition, G.5
Vaccine group
definition, G.5
Vaccine trade name
definition, G.5
Vaccine Usage Report, 11.15
definition, G.5
VFC
definition, G.5
VFC Comprehensive Report, 11.17
definition, G.5
VFC Inventory Transactions Report, 11.17
definition, G.6
Index
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I. 6
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