Navigation Links
Alliance for Pediatric Quality Supports New ANSI-Approved Standard for Child Health Passed by HL7
Date:1/8/2009

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Many electronic health record systems are built with the adult patient in mind. So when a child goes to his or her primary care doctor -- whether in the hospital or at the physician's office -- the fields in the child's electronic health record system are not pediatric-specific. For example, height and weight fields are not appropriate for newborns; growth tracking and immunization management features are not standardized; there are no pediatric-specific norm values for physicians, families and patients to use to monitor lab results, vital signs and body measurements; and privacy is not adequately defined for the child.

To improve patient safety and ensure more effective and efficient care of children, Health Level Seven (HL7), a healthcare IT standards development organization, recently passed the healthcare industry's first standard approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) that specifies the basic functional requirements for child healthcare in an electronic health record system. The HL7 Child Health Functional Profile is based upon the HL7 EHR System Functional Model, which is also ANSI-approved. HL7 announced the new standard today: http://www.hl7.org/documentcenter/public/pressreleases/HL7_PRESS_20090108.pdf

The Child Health Functional Profile defines the general pediatric functions critical for electronic health record systems that are used to care for children in the United States, including immunization management, growth tracking, medication dosing, data norms and privacy. The HL7 Child Health Work Group created the new functionality over a period of four years with support from the Alliance for Pediatric Quality, a national collaboration of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Board of Pediatrics, Child Health Corporation of America and the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions.

The Child Health Functional Profile includes electronic health record system functionality necessary to care for a child age 0-18 who receives routine wellness and preventive, acute illness, or acute trauma care that takes place in the newborn nursery, primary care provider's office, emergency room or urgent care clinic, and the inpatient hospital setting. The profile also supports ambulatory and inpatient hospital care for common chronic pediatric diseases as well as those with unusual social situations such as foster care, divided homes and state custody.

For more information, visit http://www.kidsquality.org


'/>"/>
SOURCE Alliance for Pediatric Quality
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Martopia(R) Forms Strategic Alliance With Modern Healthcare Magazine
2. LifeQuest World Corporation Proud Contributor to Dietary Supplement Education Alliance (DSEA)
3. Lung Cancer Alliance Stands Behind CT Screening for Lung Cancer
4. SMART Association Becomes Healthcare Council Member of Smart Card Alliance
5. Video and Photo: Leading CEOs Launch Alliance With American Red Cross to Strengthen Nations Preparedness for Disasters
6. Statement from the Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care
7. Eastern Alliance Insurance Group Appoints Cox Regional Marketing Director for Southeast
8. Nations Largest Healthcare Alliance Adds Roche HIV-1 Test to Existing Contract
9. California Alliance Applauds Governors Support of Group Home Reform for Foster Youth
10. National Alliance for Hispanic Health Ramps Up Lobbying for SCHIP Veto Override
11. AUDIO from Medialink and the National Alliance for Hispanic Health: Educating the Hispanic Community About ADHD
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits of moderation, whether ... latter, setting the bar too high can result in disappointment, perhaps even self-loathing. However, ... their goal. , Research from PsychTests.com reveals that behind the tendency ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle Cell Observance Day. In an effort ... holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of Marne, Michigan, has issued a pain ... Disease (SCD) is a disorder of the red blood cells, which can cause episodes ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. ... The attorneys chosen by their peers for this recognition are considered among the top ... Shareholders received special honors as members of this year’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame: ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... NY (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Topical BioMedics, Inc, makers of Topricin ... companies that call for a minimum wage raise to $12 an hour by 2020 and ... This will restore the lost value of the minimum wage, assure the wage floor does ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... to recognize Dr. Barry M. Weintraub as a prominent plastic surgeon and the ... in the world, and the most handsome men, look naturally attractive. Plastic surgery ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... , , , WHEN: ... , , , , LOCATION: , , , Online, with ... , EXPERT PANELISTS:  , , , Frost & Sullivan,s Global Vice ... Senior Industry Analyst, Divyaa Ravishankar and Unmesh Lal, Program Manager , ... industry is witnessing an exceptional era. Several new demand spaces, such ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Revolutionary technology includes multi-speaker listening to ... leaders in advanced audiology and hearing aid technology, has ... the world,s first internet connected hearing aid that opens ...      (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160622/382240 ) , ... firsts,: , TwinLink™ - the first dual ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... DUBLIN , June 23, 2016 ... the "Surgical Procedure Volumes: Global Analysis (United States, ... Australia, Canada)" report to their offering. ... an essential tool for healthcare business planners, provides surgical ... looks at surgery trends with an in-depth analysis of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: