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Comment on Dr. Chung's Editorial: Pediatric Health Information Technology—What We Need for Optimal Care of ChildrenFunding None.
Background and Significance
Dr. Chung brings up an essential issue within the current US healthcare system. While pediatric-specific electronic health records (EHR) systems do exist, many EHR systems were not built with pediatric patients or healthcare workers in mind. Currently, a Health Level 7 (HL7, www.hl7.org) project is underway to create the HL7 Pediatric Care Health Information Technology Functional Profile Release 1 (HL7 PCHIT FP R1), a child health functional domain profile that will help address those needs. The HL7 PCHIT FP R1 was developed based on feedback and direct involvement of pediatricians and representatives from HL7 (http://www.hl7.org/), the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and the Drummond Group (https://www.drummondgroup.com/).
Protection of Human and Animal Subjects
Received: 08 October 2021
Accepted: 09 November 2021
Article published online:
12 January 2022
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