Appl Clin Inform 2022; 13(01): 053-055
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1740922
Letter to the Editor

Comment on Dr. Chung's Editorial: Pediatric Health Information Technology—What We Need for Optimal Care of Children

Lori Wong
1  Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
,
Daniel Liu
1  Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
,
Cori Thompson
2  Drummond Group, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
,
Todd Margo
2  Drummond Group, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
,
Feliciano Yu
3  Department of Pediatrics, Arkansas Children's Hospital, Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
› Author Affiliations
Funding None.

Background and Significance

Dr. Chung brings up an essential issue within the current US healthcare system.[1] While pediatric-specific electronic health records (EHR) systems do exist, many EHR systems were not built with pediatric patients or healthcare workers in mind.[2] 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.[3] 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

None.




Publication History

Received: 08 October 2021

Accepted: 09 November 2021

Publication Date:
12 January 2022 (online)

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