The health histories of patients are quickly being made digital. As more and more health care providers are recognize and utilize electronic health records, younger patients are compiling EHRs that span the course of an entire lifetime.
Most children visit the doctor at least once a year, which means that physicians, nurses and other medical professionals have ample opportunity to gather data about these patients. As such, the current generation of children will likely be the first with an entire lifetime’s worth of health data stored in an EHR.
Not only does an EHR system provide an efficient platform for storing this information, but it also gives pediatricians the ability to track a patient’s health year over year. Growth charts, blood pressure and other metrics can not only be compiled over time, but compared to other children to identify possible concerns as well.
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