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AHRQ, CMS unveil children’s EHR format
Modern Healthcare

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the CMS have unveiled a new electronic health-record format for children’s healthcare, which the agencies say will help EHR vendors to create customized modules for pediatric patients.

The new EHR format includes specific functionality and data elements for children, such as immunizations and growth data, AHRQ said in a news release. Built on interoperable standards such as HL7, the newly developed format also allows for data exchange and performance measurement.