Pediatric Informatics: Computer Applications in Child Health by George R. Kim MD FAAP (auth.), Christoph U. Lehmann MD FAAP,

By George R. Kim MD FAAP (auth.), Christoph U. Lehmann MD FAAP, George R. Kim MD FAAP, Kevin B. Johnson MD MS FAAP (eds.)

Now is a serious time in pediatric informatics. As details technologies—electronic well-being documents (EHRs), own future health files (PHRs), automatic health care professional order access (CPOE)—and criteria (HL7) are built to enhance the standard of healthiness care, it truly is important for coverage makers and pediatricians to pay attention to their impression on pediatric care and baby wellbeing and fitness. expert baby advocates needs to be on the making plans desk as nationwide and local well-being info networks are constructed to insure the original overall healthiness care wishes of youngsters are being met.

Pediatric Informatics: desktop purposes in baby well-being is a present digest of the $64000 tendencies in pediatric informatics, written by means of prime specialists within the box. This publication explores how the administration of biomedical information, info, and information can optimize and strengthen baby well-being. The individuals examine the categorical value of pediatric informatics is derived from the organic, mental, social and cultural wishes that the distinguish childrens from different populations. those differences create complexities within the administration of pediatric information and knowledge that make little ones a weak inhabitants and require the advance of a brand new physique of information in pediatric informatics.

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Pediatric nuances Unit granularity (years, months, weeks, days, hours) Correction for prematurity Weight (required) Height Head circumference Age-specific normal percentiles Extremity (arm, leg) Extremity side (left, right) Cuff size used (neonatal, pediatric, adult) Age/gender specific norms Age-specific normals Route (oral, otic, rectal, axillary) Route-specific normal values Age-adjusted values Usually weight/BSA based (up to adult dose amount) Frequent during years 1, 2 Age-based sequence and timing to achieve adequate protection Usually higher relative need due to increased BSA/ weight ratio and metabolic expenditures Much less for infants 2 Informatics and Pediatric Health Care 11 and entrepreneurs eager to partner with health care providers.

Kim 55 69 Chapter 3 Core Pediatric Data Kevin B. Johnson, Stuart T. Weinberg and George R. 1 Introduction The distinguishing characteristic of pediatrics as a unique medical domain is the breadth and depth of human growth and development that it covers. The range and variation in these parameters create many contexts in which clinical and administrative data is collected, interpreted, and used to provide appropriate care: to diagnose, plan, and manage therapy of an individual child’s illness, to create relevant and effective care on group and population levels, and to study the needs of child health.

Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2007;82(2):157–166. 16. Barrett JS, Mondick JT, Narayan M, Vijayakumar K, Vijayakumar S. Integration of modeling and simulation into hospital-based decision support systems guiding pediatric pharmacotherapy. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2008;28;8:6. 17. Berner ES, Moss J. Informatics challenges for the impending patient information explosion. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2005;12(6):614–617. Chapter 4 Neonatal Care and Data Declan O’Riordan and Peter J. Porcelli Jr. 1 Introduction Neonatology encompasses the care of all infants: from term newborns to extremely premature infants, from healthy infants to those suffering from severe infections or genetic disorders.

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