A Scalable Solution for High-Intensity COVID-19 Vaccine Registrations
In January, Pennsylvania was suffering from the fifth-highest COVID-19 death toll, and lagged behind almost every other state in vaccine distribution. This was, in large part, due to the lack of central vaccine registration site.
As one of Pennsylvania’s largest integrated healthcare payers and providers, UPMC felt a responsibility to contribute to a solution.
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Together, the CEI and client teams quickly began building a vaccine registration site that could handle the intensity and large-scale number of submissions anticipated given the pent-up demand.
The CEI team utilized multiple technologies to ensure the system was adaptable, secure, and able to provide useful metrics and data.
The solution went live on February 17, 2021 and has handled over 498,600 submissions (120 submissions per minute at peak) for vaccine registration to date, with no issues reported.
As of March 15, 2021, the client had administered 237,726 doses of the vaccine, including 5,000 in one single day at a mass vaccination clinic at PPG Paints Arena.
The client anticipates being able to schedule up to 80,000 vaccinations per week, contributing greatly to Pennsylvania improving from a rank of 49th in percentage of population fully vaccinated to 30th as of April 7th, 2021. CEI is proud to have been a part of the team that made this happen.
Client Development Manager
Although work is still being done, it was and is an important project and the team did a fantastic job. Everyone part of that project should be very proud.