Dr. Chrystal Lewis, Mayor Sandy Stimpson, and Thalia Shaw at a community-based vaccination
clinic sponsored by USA Health and the City of Mobile on March 18th, 2021.
Thalia Shaw (Biomedical Library Project Coordinator and USA Health REDCap Administrator) began working with Dr. Chrystal Lewis (Assistant Professor, College of Nursing) in June 2020. Dr. Lewis approached REDCap@USA team leader Clista Clanton about the possibility of using the HIPAA compliant REDCap platform for developing and managing the data collected by the USA Health COVID-19 testing site created in partnership with the City of Mobile. Dr. Lewis was working as a nurse with the testing clinic and clinic leaders requested her help with their electronic intake documentation and triage process forms.
The urgency of getting these forms created to support the vital work of the testing site led to a working relationship forged by tight deadlines requiring late nights and long weekends. Their partnership has now spanned 9 months and is still going strong with the vaccination efforts. In addition to the support provided to the USA Health COVID-19 testing and vaccination efforts, REDCap@USA has proven to be instrumental in the campus’ response to COVID-19 through support for screening employees and students returning to campus and contact tracing efforts.