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New children’s electronic health record format announced

“The benefits of electronic health records (EHRs) may become more widely available to children through an EHR format for children’s health care announced today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
Growing use of EHRs continues to improve the quality and safety of health care in the United States, but many existing EHR systems are not tailored to capture or process health information about children. The EHR format for children’s health care announced today includes recommendations for child-specific data elements such as vaccines and functionality that will enable EHR developers to broaden their products to include modules tailored to children’s health.”

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PR Newswire, 6 February 2013

7 February 2013 | Categories: News | Country: United States | EHR: EHR, EHR USA | Tag(s): Children, Interoperability, Standards
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