HL7 delivers healthcare interoperability standards

HL7 releases child health EHR standards

16 January 2009

This eHealthEurope news story reports that HL7 has released the first standard specifying the key functional requirements for child healthcare in an electronic health record (EHR) system. Read more in the HL7. org press release

An extract from the eHealthEurope article is below (view full article

Five major functional topics are addressed that are essential for a child health EHR system. These include immunisation management, growth tracking, medication dosing, data norms and privacy.

"The intent of the child health functional profile is to assist all child medical providers and associated IT vendors in helping to ensure safe, effective and reliable care of children through the safe and effective use of information technology," commented Andrew Spooner, MD, chief medical information officer at Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center and co-chair of the HL7 Child Health WG.


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