Pediatric aspects of inpatient health information technology systems

Christoph U. Lehmann, Stuart T. Weinberg, Gregg M. Alexander, Eric L. Beyer, Mark Andrew Del Beccaro, Anne B. Francis, Eric G. Handler, Timothy D. Johnson, Eric Steven Kirkendall, Donald E. Lighter, Stephen James Morgan, Mordechai David Raskas, Eric Tham, Emily Chui Webber, Lisa Krams

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Abstract

In the past 3 years, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act accelerated the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) with providers and hospitals, who can claim incentive monies related to meaningful use. Despite the increase in adoption of commercial EHRs in pediatric settings, there has been little support for EHR tools and functionalities that promote pediatric quality improvement and patient safety, and children remain at higher risk than adults for medical errors in inpatient environments. Health information technology (HIT) tailored to the needs of pediatric health care providers can improve care by reducing the likelihood of errors through information assurance and minimizing the harm that results from errors. This technical report outlines pediatric-specific concepts, child health needs and their data elements, and required functionalities in inpatient clinical information systems that may be missing in adult-oriented HIT systems with negative consequences for pediatric inpatient care. It is imperative that inpatient (and outpatient) HIT systems be adapted to improve their ability to properly support safe health care delivery for children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e756-e768
JournalPediatrics
Volume135
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Health Information Systems
Medical Informatics
Inpatients
Pediatrics
Electronic Health Records
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Medical Errors
Aptitude
Patient Safety
Quality Improvement
Information Systems
Health Personnel
Motivation
Outpatients
Delivery of Health Care

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Medicine(all)

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Lehmann, C. U., Weinberg, S. T., Alexander, G. M., Beyer, E. L., Del Beccaro, M. A., Francis, A. B., ... Krams, L. (2015). Pediatric aspects of inpatient health information technology systems. Pediatrics, 135(3), e756-e768. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2014-4148

Pediatric aspects of inpatient health information technology systems. / Lehmann, Christoph U.; Weinberg, Stuart T.; Alexander, Gregg M.; Beyer, Eric L.; Del Beccaro, Mark Andrew; Francis, Anne B.; Handler, Eric G.; Johnson, Timothy D.; Kirkendall, Eric Steven; Lighter, Donald E.; Morgan, Stephen James; Raskas, Mordechai David; Tham, Eric; Webber, Emily Chui; Krams, Lisa.

In: Pediatrics, Vol. 135, No. 3, 01.03.2015, p. e756-e768.

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Lehmann, CU, Weinberg, ST, Alexander, GM, Beyer, EL, Del Beccaro, MA, Francis, AB, Handler, EG, Johnson, TD, Kirkendall, ES, Lighter, DE, Morgan, SJ, Raskas, MD, Tham, E, Webber, EC & Krams, L 2015, 'Pediatric aspects of inpatient health information technology systems', Pediatrics, vol. 135, no. 3, pp. e756-e768. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2014-4148
Lehmann CU, Weinberg ST, Alexander GM, Beyer EL, Del Beccaro MA, Francis AB et al. Pediatric aspects of inpatient health information technology systems. Pediatrics. 2015 Mar 1;135(3):e756-e768. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2014-4148
Lehmann, Christoph U. ; Weinberg, Stuart T. ; Alexander, Gregg M. ; Beyer, Eric L. ; Del Beccaro, Mark Andrew ; Francis, Anne B. ; Handler, Eric G. ; Johnson, Timothy D. ; Kirkendall, Eric Steven ; Lighter, Donald E. ; Morgan, Stephen James ; Raskas, Mordechai David ; Tham, Eric ; Webber, Emily Chui ; Krams, Lisa. / Pediatric aspects of inpatient health information technology systems. In: Pediatrics. 2015 ; Vol. 135, No. 3. pp. e756-e768.
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