Once the vaccines arrive at the point of care, health workers must track which patients have — and have not — received them. COVID vaccines typically must be taken in two doses three to four weeks apart, and health systems are responsible for maintaining their own tracking databases or opting for prebuilt state and federal solutions.

The recording and handling of patient information can take 50% or more of a caregiver’s time but is an essential part of healthcare to ensure patients receive the most accurate and best care possible. The system also needs to ensure the highest-risk patients receive the vaccine first.

How Cognitive Automation Reduce Administrative Task of Vaccine Distribution

Using a combination of A.I. for data processing and Robotic Process Automation can potentially support COVID-19 testing operations in health systems by automating manual data entry. In this aspect, you can use cognitive automation to track which patients receive the vaccine and when. This will reduce administration time and help monitor vaccine recipients for side effects while providing data to government regulators. 

Case Study: Cognitive Automation for Patients Report

A potential way to implement automation in vaccination exercises 

Once the vaccine has been administered and the information updated in the government health system, it can automatically pull vaccination reports. The Cognitive Automation bot can then input the vaccine data into the required fields to accurately complete the local and state registration within the 24-hour timeline.

Cognitive automation – which is the fusion of two concepts – artificial intelligence and robot process automation, is expected to grow in healthcare over the next several years.  The new vaccination automation will significantly relieve caregivers’ administrative demands everywhere, giving them back time to deliver excellent patient care to those that need it the most.