WellCareTracker assesses the completeness and timeliness of
routine preventive health services received by children. Enter the dates
for immunizations and other health supervision services, e.g. vision and hearing screening,
lead and anemia screening, etc., and
which immunizations and/or services are up-to-date, currently due, or
overdue based on the American Academy of Pediatrics' recommendations in its Guidelines
for Health Supervision schedule of services. WellCareTracker will generate
compliance reports for childcare programs on a group of children or a specific
compliance report for an individual child.
WellCareTracker is *not* an electronic health record (EHR).
NOTE: Although WellCareTracker was originally designed for Pennsylvania
child care centers, it is also being used (as of 2022) in Connecticut and Washington,
and has been used in the past in Illinois, Louisiana, Texas, and Utah.
COVID VACCINE TRACKING
WellCareTracker has been updated to include tracking of COVID vaccinations, and an
additional report has been created which lists a current site's enrollees with the
number of COVID vaccine doses reported per enrollee.
20 YEARS OF WELLCARETRACKER
Amazingly, March 2022 marks 20 years since WellCareTracker was first launched
as an online application. Not many applications last that long(!), and yet we
still have child care sites that have continued to use the program since its earliest
days. As one user commented, "Some of the things I really like about WCT is the ages
of immunizations given--so helpful to determine if valid dose. Also that one date
and check off for all that provided on that date. Other programs require separate entries!
Also the lists of items due is helpful--especially for mandated flu vaccine by every Dec 31."
There will be continued updates to WellCareTracker throughout 2022 -
adding COVID vaccines, enhancing some usability features, and making sure the
technology 'under the hood' is up-to-date. Happy Anniversary, WellCareTracker!
A STORY FROM A CURRENT USER
"I have been working in a variety of roles in the early childhood field for
many years. Although I have a master's degree in early childhood education,
I try to be open to new ideas. My current job involves providing training
and technical assistance to help Head Start grantees use a web-based record
keeping system that many Head Start programs have in place. The information
in these records is supposed to help staff provide support for children and
families. Most of the time, people who use this system have little time
left to use the information to work with families because it takes them so
long to figure out what services children have received, what they need, and
then enter all the due dates manually. Doing something with this information
is especially important for infants and toddlers who usually need some
services often during the program year. Now that we're using
WellCareTracker our staff love how easily and accurately it does the work
after just a few minutes to enter the dates of services the children have
received. It is a wonderful tool. Our grantees are spending more of their
time helping families get the services their children need."
(See testimonials from other users.)
For the period 2003-05, dissemination of WellCareTracker for use by early education
providers was supported, in part, by HRSA/MCHB