Child Digital Health Record 5-14

Child health checks; digital health for life!

Background

The National Children’s Digital Health Collaborative is proud to be building digital health solutions that help improve the health and wellbeing of Australian children.

In its first initiative to be trialled, the Child Digital Health Record (CDHR), the Collaborative has created a national, digital health record which captures a child’s health information from 0-4 years. This secure, more comprehensive record is easily accessible by families and healthcare providers, helping to ensure that a child receives the best possible care, whenever it is needed.

The Child Digital Health Record 5-14 (formerly known as Child Digital Health Checks) is the next innovative chapter of the CDHR. Together, these two initiatives will create a complete record of a child’s health care journey from birth, up until the age of 14.

The need

Currently, a child’s health data often stays within the software of different healthcare providers, and this makes it difficult for parents/carers and other providers to access this crucial information when they need it. Through the Child Digital Health Record 5-14 (CDHR 5-14), a complete and updated digital record will be available, and this will support healthcare providers in delivering safe and high quality care to young people.

To achieve this, CDHR 5-14 will discover and define a set of high-value clinical assessments which are routinely collected for all Australian children aged between 5 and 14 years old. These standard assessments can then be built into a single, digital map of a child’s health profile, and will be a natural progression of the data already being captured in the CDHR during a child’s earlier years.

For families, the CDHR 5-14 will take the form of an easy-to-use smartphone app, and for healthcare providers, the data will be built into their clinical software. This positions the CDHR 5-14 as a valuable, evidence-based tool for families and healthcare providers to use as children grow older, supporting their health and care year by year.

The impact

Making a child’s health profile available in a secure digital record will have a real-world impact on the community. It will empower families to be partners in their child’s care alongside health providers. The CDHR 5-14 will also provide valuable support in understanding and managing the child’s healthcare journey.

When a child visits a clinic, healthcare providers will be able to analyse a child’s health information in CDHR 5-14 on the spot, and use this to guide the care they deliver. The CDHR 5-14 will also help create important opportunities for preventing, detecting, and managing common and treatable health conditions affecting young people.

Partners

As with all the work led by the Collaborative, the CDHR 5-14 has a strong focus on co-design. By involving key stakeholders in the design of this digital solution, the Collaborative can ensure that the CDHR 5-14 can meet the changing healthcare needs of children as they develop into teenagers, and ultimately enhance their wellbeing into adulthood.

Child health checks; digital health for life!

Background

The National Children’s Digital Health Collaborative is proud to be building digital health solutions that help improve the health and wellbeing of Australian children.

In its first initiative to be trialled, the Child Digital Health Record (CDHR), the Collaborative has created a national, digital health record which captures a child’s health information from 0-4 years. This secure, more comprehensive record is easily accessible by families and healthcare providers, helping to ensure that a child receives the best possible care, whenever it is needed.

The Child Digital Health Record 5-14 (formerly known as Child Digital Health Checks) is the next innovative chapter of the CDHR. Together, these two initiatives will create a complete record of a child’s health care journey from birth, up until the age of 14.

The need

Currently, a child’s health data often stays within the software of different healthcare providers, and this makes it difficult for parents/carers and other providers to access this crucial information when they need it. Through the Child Digital Health Record 5-14 (CDHR 5-14), a complete and updated digital record will be available, and this will support healthcare providers in delivering safe and high quality care to young people.

To achieve this, CDHR 5-14 will discover and define a set of high-value clinical assessments which are routinely collected for all Australian children aged between 5 and 14 years old. These standard assessments can then be built into a single, digital map of a child’s health profile, and will be a natural progression of the data already being captured in the CDHR during a child’s earlier years.

For families, the CDHR 5-14 will take the form of an easy-to-use smartphone app, and for healthcare providers, the data will be built into their clinical software. This positions the CDHR 5-14 as a valuable, evidence-based tool for families and healthcare providers to use as children grow older, supporting their health and care year by year.

The impact

Making a child’s health profile available in a secure digital record will have a real-world impact on the community. It will empower families to be partners in their child’s care alongside health providers. The CDHR 5-14 will also provide valuable support in understanding and managing the child’s healthcare journey.

When a child visits a clinic, healthcare providers will be able to analyse a child’s health information in CDHR 5-14 on the spot, and use this to guide the care they deliver. The CDHR 5-14 will also help create important opportunities for preventing, detecting, and managing common and treatable health conditions affecting young people.

Partners

As with all the work led by the Collaborative, the CDHR 5-14 has a strong focus on co-design. By involving key stakeholders in the design of this digital solution, the Collaborative can ensure that the CDHR 5-14 can meet the changing healthcare needs of children as they develop into teenagers, and ultimately enhance their wellbeing into adulthood.