Enhancing Health IT functionality for children: The 2015 children's ehr format

Jonathan S. Wald, Saira N. Haque, Stephanie Rizk, Jennifer R. Webb, Stephen Brown, Shellery Ebron, Christoph U. Lehmann, Mark Frisse, Vanessa A. Shorte, Edwin A. Lomotan, Barbara A. Dailey, Kevin B. Johnson

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Electronic health record (EHR) use throughout the United States has advanced considerably, but functionality to support the optimal care of children has been slower to develop and deploy. A previous team of experts systematically identified gaps in EHR functionality during collaborative work from 2010 to 2013 that produced the Children's EHR Format (Format), funded under the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009, Public Law 111-3. After that, a team of practitioners, software developers, health policy leaders, and other stakeholders examined the Format's exhaustive list of 547 EHR functional requirements in 26 topic areas and found them to be valuable but in need of further refinement and prioritization. Work began in 2014 to develop a shortened high priority list of requirements and provide guidance to improve their use. Through a modified Delphi process that included key document review, selection criteria, multiple rounds of voting, and small group discussion, a multistakeholder work group identified and refined 47 items on the basis of earlier requirements to form the 2015 Children's EHR Format Priority List and developed 16 recommended uses of the Format. The full report of the Format enhancement activities is publicly available. In this article, we aim to promote awareness of these high priority EHR functional requirements for the care of children, sharpen industry focus on adopting these changes, and align all stakeholders in prioritizing specific health information technology functionalities including those essential for well-child preventive care, medication management, immunization tracking, and growth data for specific pediatric subgroups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere20163894
JournalPediatrics
Volume141
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2018
Externally publishedYes

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Preventive Medicine
Politics
Health Policy
Patient Selection
Immunization
Industry
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Pediatrics
Growth

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Wald, J. S., Haque, S. N., Rizk, S., Webb, J. R., Brown, S., Ebron, S., ... Johnson, K. B. (2018). Enhancing Health IT functionality for children: The 2015 children's ehr format. Pediatrics, 141(4), [e20163894]. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2016-3894

Enhancing Health IT functionality for children : The 2015 children's ehr format. / Wald, Jonathan S.; Haque, Saira N.; Rizk, Stephanie; Webb, Jennifer R.; Brown, Stephen; Ebron, Shellery; Lehmann, Christoph U.; Frisse, Mark; Shorte, Vanessa A.; Lomotan, Edwin A.; Dailey, Barbara A.; Johnson, Kevin B.

In: Pediatrics, Vol. 141, No. 4, e20163894, 04.2018.

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Wald, JS, Haque, SN, Rizk, S, Webb, JR, Brown, S, Ebron, S, Lehmann, CU, Frisse, M, Shorte, VA, Lomotan, EA, Dailey, BA & Johnson, KB 2018, 'Enhancing Health IT functionality for children: The 2015 children's ehr format', Pediatrics, vol. 141, no. 4, e20163894. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2016-3894
Wald JS, Haque SN, Rizk S, Webb JR, Brown S, Ebron S et al. Enhancing Health IT functionality for children: The 2015 children's ehr format. Pediatrics. 2018 Apr;141(4). e20163894. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2016-3894
Wald, Jonathan S. ; Haque, Saira N. ; Rizk, Stephanie ; Webb, Jennifer R. ; Brown, Stephen ; Ebron, Shellery ; Lehmann, Christoph U. ; Frisse, Mark ; Shorte, Vanessa A. ; Lomotan, Edwin A. ; Dailey, Barbara A. ; Johnson, Kevin B. / Enhancing Health IT functionality for children : The 2015 children's ehr format. In: Pediatrics. 2018 ; Vol. 141, No. 4.
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