The pediatric growth chart is a time-tested tool of the trade for pediatricians around the world. But some doctors say that as those charts have been digitized for inclusion in electronic health systems (EHR), they often fail to give clinicians a quick and accurate picture of how well a child is growing.
According to recent studies, pediatricians aren’t the only ones who find that electronic health records include design flaws that make it difficult to find data and complete important tasks.
The SMART Platforms Project, led by doctors at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital, is building a set of apps meant to optimize EHRs for doctors. Their most recent project combines medical expertise with design thinking to give clinicians an interactive growth chart that quickly highlights the most important information.
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