The impact of pediatric EHRs on the standard of care

According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, EHRs used in pediatric care must require functionalities that support providers and help give quality care to patients.

Cerner is the exclusive pediatric care provider at the Children’s National Health System in Washington, D.C., where its EHR system is used to maintain vaccination records, manage pediatric diseases and document parent-patient relationships.

Cerner’s EHR system contains information about almost every childhood healthcare condition. This makes pediatric EHRs more comprehensive than for adults and accounts for a child’s changing physiology and maturity. Alongside Cerner, and using its EHR technology, the Children’s National Health System has pioneered the development of geospatial information systems (GIS) that will use geospatial coordinates to help physicians understand the environmental factors that may impact a pediatric patient, such as air quality.

Cerner continues to use its expertise in areas from adult to pediatric health to set the standard of care and innovatively use EHR systems in ways that keep patients at the center of care. As a core member of the Leidos Partnership for Defense Health, Cerner brings its industry-leading approach to comprehensive medical care to our health IT solution for military families.

Learn more about the value of pediatric EHRs on Cerner’s blog.