It Starts With Kids: The Need to Enhance Pediatric EHR Functionality for Patient Safety and Quality Outcomes
Date & Time
Friday, September 28, 2018, 8:45 AM - 9:30 AM
Kern Eason Marian Earls
Electronic health records (EHRs) are now commonplace in patient care organizations, but even today, several issues specific to children raise the risk that EHR usability can contribute to poor quality outcomes. Indeed, for the great majority of EHR systems in the marketplace, pediatric functionality has simply not been a priority, experts attest. Join Dr. Marian Earls, Director, Pediatric Programs; and Kern Eason, Pediatric Program Manager from Community Care North Carolina as they discuss how they collaborated with multiple organizations to improve standards for EHR design and pediatric content, particularly in the use of structured data for enhancing and demonstrating quality.