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Developing Pediatric and Child Health Friendly PHRs

The personal health record (PHR) is an important health IT tool that can enable patients and families to take a more active role in a child’s health care.  However, there are certain considerations that must be made so that this PHR can best serve the needs of pediatric patients and their families.  This module provides insight into these considerations, as well as information about PHRs currently being implemented, challenges, and successes of the PHR in children’s health care.

What is a PHR and how can it benefit children’s health?

What are the unique considerations for PHRs for children and families?

What are some of the privacy and security considerations for PHRs for children?

What factors should be considered when selecting a pediatric and child health friendly PHR?

What are some Federal and industry PHR initiatives currently underway for children and families?

What are the lessons learned from existing child PHR implementations?

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