Patient status is a concept used in immunization information systems to identify the party that is responsibility for vaccination of a patient at a provider organization or geographic jurisdiction level. Active status of a patient with a provider organization or geographic jurisdiction indicates that the provider organization or geographic jurisdiction has responsibility for vaccination of that patient. From the public health perspective, it is important to maintain status for a patient at both provider organization and geographic jurisdiction levels to ensure there is always a party responsible for immunization of every patient.
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