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American Academy of Pediatrics: Task Force on Medical Informatics. Special requirements for electronic medical record systems in pediatrics.

Type
Published Article
Journal
PEDIATRICS
1098-4275
Publisher
American Academy of Pediatrics
Publication Date
Volume
108
Issue
2
Pages
513–515
Identifiers
PMID: 11483828
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Electronic medical record (EMR) systems, which are usually designed for adult care, must perform certain functions to be useful in pediatric care. This statement outlines these functions (eg, immunization tracking and pediatric dosing calculations) to assist vendors and standards organizations with software design for pediatric systems. The description of these functions should also provide pediatricians with a set of requirements or desirable features to use when evaluating EMR systems. Particular attention is paid to special aspects of pediatric clinical care and privacy issues unique to pediatrics.

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