Product EHR CH FP
Product Brief - HL7 EHR Child Health Functional Profile (EHR CH FP)
- 1 Product Brief - HL7 EHR Child Health Functional Profile (EHR CH FP)
Electronic Health Record Systems - Child Health Functional Profile(EHR CH FP)
Application Functional Specifications
Normative, ANSI Standard
- ANSI/HL7 EHR CHFP, R1-2008
The Child Health Functional Profile for EHR Systems (Child Health-FP) is a project of the Child Health Work Group. It conforms to the HL7 Electronic Health Record-Systems Functional Model (EHR-S FM), and it is aimed at developing an HL7 Normative Functional Profile for electronic health record (EHR) systems that are used to record, monitor, and care for children. This first iteration provides essential general pediatric functions and specific conformance criteria that are important to include in any system through which a child might receive primary care in the United States in both inpatient and outpatient settings. The intent is to assist all children's healthcare providers and associated IT vendors enable safe, effective and reliable care of children through the safe and effective use of information technology.
Overview and Functions Following are the five major functional topics addressed in the Child Health-FP that are essential for an EHR system used to care for children.
- Immunization Management: e.g., any physician providing healthcare to a child needs to know the child’s immunization status.
- Growth Tracking: e.g., any physician providing healthcare to a child needs to be able to plot a growth chart.
- Medication Dosing: e.g., any physician prescribing medication to a child needs to take into consideration body weight, medication histories and drug allergies when prescribing drugs and calculating drug dosage.
- Data Norms: e.g., any children's healthcare provider must keep pediatric data norms in mind when monitoring lab results, body measurements, and vital signs.
- Privacy: e.g., any EHR system used to provide healthcare to a child must be able to address the special privacy needs faced by children; for example, children in foster care or who are adopted, children brought in for care by an adult that is not the child’s guardian (e.g., a grandparent), and adolescents.
Business Case (Intended Use, Customers)
- Provider: Child Health;
- Vendor: IT, EHR Systems
The intent is to assist all children's healthcare providers and associated IT vendors in helping to enable safe, effective and reliable care of children through the safe and effective use of information technology. Specifically, the Child Health-FP describes additional EHR-S functionality that is necessary to care for a child age 0-18 who receives routine wellness and preventive, acute illness, or acute trauma care that takes place in:
- the newborn nursery,
- the primary care provider's office,
- the emergency department or urgent care clinic, and/or
- the inpatient hospital setting.
The Child Health-FP also supports ambulatory and inpatient hospital care for common chronic pediatric diseases such as asthma, sickle cell disease and diabetes, as well as those with social situations such as foster care, divided homes and state custody.
Implementations/ Case Studies (Actual Users)
- For more information on the EHR-S FM and the HL7 Electronic Health Records Work Group, please visit: www.HL7.org/ehr.
- See more at http://www.hl7.org/implement/training.cfm
From HIMSS 2009