Children's Electronic Health Record Format


Children's Electronic Health Record Format


The Children’s Electronic Health Record (EHR) Format, for EHR system developers, provides information about critical functionality, data elements, and other requirements needed in an EHR system to improve quality measurement and collection of clinical quality data. The information helps address health care needs specific to the care of children, especially those enrolled in Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The tool includes a minimum set of data elements and applicable data standards most relevant for children that allows for interoperable exchange of data.

The child-specific data elements and functionality recommendations are sorted into the following topic areas:

  • Prenatal and newborn screening tests
  • Immunizations
  • Growth data
  • Information for children with special health care needs
  • Well child/preventive care

Access to both the full and abridged format is available. Free registration is required to access the full format.


Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; Westat

Funding Sources:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Release Date: 2013
Original Summary: March 2013
Last Updated: 07/03/13

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