Healthcare Informatics in Primary Care Pediatrics

Healthcare Informatics in Primary Care Pediatrics

The focus of this assignment is to increase your knowledge and understanding of how healthcare informatics, specifically the electronic medical record, improves pediatric patient health outcomes.

Caring for the pediatric patient has unique elements that are not applicable in the adult population. Examples are growth and development surveillance, vaccine records, transitional changes that affect “normal findings” by age group. For example, the normal respiratory rate of a newborn is significantly different from a 10-year-old.

Additionally, pediatric healthcare providers should educate parents with “anticipatory guidance” according to the age of the patient. For this assignment, you will analyze the utilization of the EMR that you are using in your clinical practicum. Additionally, evaluate how this particular EMR system is improving health outcomes. For example, does the EMR that you are using have mechanisms in place that track growth and development, which has led to early identification of abnormalls?

This assignment has three parts.

The first part is identifying the recommended pediatric-specific functionalities of the EMR system you are using. The template will guide you through the first part of the assignment by addressing a sample of key functionalities.

Part 2 addresses some basic functions that would be recommended in any non-specific EMR.

Part 3 asks you to discuss how your system is addressing certain outcomes such as safety, collaboration, and the prevention of medication errors.

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