London hospital trust signs up for new Covid-19 vaccine booking app
- Vaccination Management Service allows hospitals to deal with the complexities of the vaccine rollout for staff
- Vaccination Management Service automatically sends notifications about appointments
- An important tool for hospitals as vaccines can require two doses
London, 8 February: Hospitals can now easily and efficiently keep track of who has received a Covid-19 vaccine within their workforce thanks to a new Covid-19 vaccine booking service.
The Vaccination Management Service, created by UK company TAAP, has already been successfully rolled-out at a hospital trust in London, as the most vulnerable and healthcare workers start to receive the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine (BNT162b2), which was given the green light by regulator Human Medicines Regulations on 2 December 2020.
The vaccine rollout has particular timing and logistical issues, and TAAP’s Vaccination Management Service is designed to help overcome some of these complexities by helping support the hospitals and other organisations to assign vaccinations on dose/vaccine availability.
It comes at a time amid press reports of “struggling” IT systems around the rollout of the vaccine, with health officials and doctors warning of delays and, in one case, a booking link being sent incorrectly.
The Vaccination Management Service keeps track of bookings, while adding people onto a waiting list once all stock has been used. The Vaccination Management Service also ensures first and second appointments are booked at the same time, with first and second appointments potentially at different locations, and each with their own contact plan, confirmation, 24-hour reminder and on-the-day reminder for both email and SMS.
The person booking the appointment gets an email with a link to view/review their appointment. If necessary, they can cancel their appointment, and letting the vaccine be taken by another person. A bulk mailer service allows people to be invited via email and SMS to help prioritise those that are high risk.
Steve Higgon, CEO of TAAP, said: “We are delighted to play our part in helping the UK rollout the Covid-19 vaccine and return to normality once again. The TAAP Vaccination Management Service means that all the stresses, strains and complexities involved in distributing the jab within hospitals are eased thanks to our easy-to-use system. We are proud that a hospital trust in London is the first to adopt the solution and we are hoping to work with many more hospitals in the coming weeks and months to help them with their own vaccine rollouts.”
TAAP stands for The Agile Application Platform and was established in 2003 by the Founder and CEO Steve Higgon. Headquartered in Borehamwood, TAAP is a software licensing business built around digitisation, any and all aspects of the digital transformation journey, processing real-time data, data insights through business intelligence, cross-platform mobility regardless of the operating system, system integration, enterprise business process change, smart workflow, IOT, AI/ML, collaboration, standardisation, data integrity and business agility.
TAAP is deployed globally across a wide range of industry sectors and verticals. It’s a horizontal technology platform with extensive vertical deployment examples within Logistics, Finance, Compliance, Auditing, Inspection, Corrosion, Supply Chain, Oil & Gas, Healthcare and Retail. The TAAP team has over 300+ man years of IT delivery experience.