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Pediatric EHR: What's Next

Pediatric EHR: What's Next

The future of healthcare is expected to be driven by demonstrating use of quality processes and measured outcomes. The Pediatric EHR (Electronic Health Record) team is committed to assisting practices in positioning themselves to thrive in this imminent future. The Pediatric EHR Program will provide expertise in Pediatric EHR content, help with quality improvement metrics and reporting, and assist in measuring practice efficiency and patient satisfaction.

We will also continue to provide consultative support to the work of groups such as the Pediatric Measures Centers of Excellence (PMCoE) on development of new quality measures with EHR vendor guidance, based on our expertise in these areas. We will continue our consultative relationship with the CDC and AAP Electronic Health Information Capacity in Pediatrics Technical Advisory Panel (TAP) as they work on developmental screening guidance for EHR vendors.

Areas of clinical focus include:

  • Developmental, asthma, and autism (MCHAT) screening
  • Growth charting and preventive care reminders
  • Referrals and referral tracking
  • High-risk patient populations including children in foster care and children with sickle-cell disease can be better served with the support of tailored EHR tools and provider access to community resources and partnerships.

We are pleased that the work we have done could impact practices in multiple states by using the RTI core set to guide policy makers, vendors and practices. Click here for an overview of their project and the resulting requirements set.

Please visit the AHRQ website for more information about the Children’s EHR Format, including access to the requirements.