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Christopher Ballard, M.D., named on Immunization Honor Roll

Fairfield Memorial Hospital has partnered with Telligen Quality Innovation Network – Quality Improvement Organization (Telligen QIN-QIO) to reduce the rate of influenza and pneumonia among patients.  Christopher Ballard, M.D. of Horizon Healthcare was recently named on the 2016-2017 Immunization Honor Roll for reaching the goals for Influenza Vaccination and Reporting for the 2016-2017 Flu Season.  Telligen QIN-QUO works in collaboration with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to support the HHS National Quality Strategy to accomplish better care, better health for people and communities and affordable care through improvements.


Physicians play an important role in helping to educate patients about immunization recommendations.  Telligen has been working as a partner with healthcare providers like Dr. Ballard at Horizon Healthcare to increase influenza and pneumonia immunization rates for Medicare beneficiaries.  Through the immunization initiative, Telligen engages a widespread community that includes traditional healthcare providers (i.e. physician offices, home health agencies, critical access hospitals, nursing homes), healthcare partners and organizations (pharmacies, vaccination centers, community/physician organizations, state agencies and registries, Medicare beneficiary representatives), and other key partners and stakeholders to increase education and awareness of these vaccine-preventable diseases, and increase the immunization rates.


“We would like to acknowledge Dr. Ballard for his hard work and dedication to this incredibly important preventative measure. We are proud that he has been added to Tellegin QIN-QUO’s 2016-2017 Immunization Honor Roll.  This shows his commitment to preventing disease and providing the best quality care to his patients,” stated Katherine Bunting-Williams, FMH CEO.


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