Mobile health tool to track childhood immunizations
Dr. Sarah Kidder
Updated: August 27, 2012 6:03AM
Dr. Sarah Kidder aims to harness technology to make it easier to keep track of childhood immunizations.
Kidder, who recently completed her residency with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital’s family medicine residency program, received $11,000 to develop a smartphone app to improve immunization rates. The award from the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation will allow Kidder to study the feasibility of EasyVax, a mobile health tool she developed to help parents and physicians keep an accurate record of a child’s immunizations.
“We are very proud to have our family medicine program nationally recognized as being on the cutting edge,” said Dr. Gary Lipinski, chief medical officer of Adventist Midwest Health. “Dr. Kidder’s dedication, creativity and resourcefulness will make it easier for families to track their child’s immunizations.”