Breakthrough e-health tool launches free to Australian families - www.yourchildshealthrecord.com
YourChildsHealthRecord.com is the breakthrough e-health tool that offers parents and guardians peace-of-mind by enabling them to independently control and manage their child’s personal health and medical records, in a safe, secure and convenient online environment.
A great way to store scattered medical information, the site helps users build an online journal of their child’s key health and developmental milestones. This includes recording results from all health appointments; maintaining an accurate immunisation record; updating health check outcomes from birth to 4 years as well as monitoring asthma, sleep patterns, height and weight. Parents will also be able to record allergies, medications and any current health conditions to ensure a full summary of their child’s health at all times.
Featuring an intuitive data-entry system and an easy to use interface, parents are instantly empowered with the knowledge that all of their child’s personal health information is instantly accessible, for an emergency or if they should move, travel, or change doctors. Printing out information for school excursions or health insurance is as simple as ‘point-and-click’. So the next time families go on holiday, or move, having their child’s accurate medical records instantly accessible is no longer something that will keep parents up at night.
"Being able to empower people with control of their own health through online medical record tools is a big step towards improving the level of health care that individuals receive and the health of our citizens," says Professor George Rubin, President of the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine.
"Ensuring an accurate immunisation record is a great example of the value of a Personal Health Record. Monitoring the individuals and populations immunisation status in a timely manner is vitally important to the ongoing prevention and eradication of vaccine preventable disease on a national and international scale. Recording this information online is an ideal way to ensure accurate record keeping into adult life, helping us work towards a greater level of national health" says Professor Rubin.
YourChildsHealthRecord.com uses an expert system developed by WWW MacHealth Pty Ltd, the creators of yourdiagnosis.com. The site was developed in consultation with Australian Doctors and mothers of children both with and without medical conditions as well as independent surveys on parent’s requirements for an e-health site.
The site’s launch comes at a time when debate over the importance of individual-centred electronic health records is high on the public and Government agenda. A recent survey has found that four out of five Australians want an e-health record and that a further 90% of people who support this idea, want their own and their children’s records to be included (Source: National E-Health Transition Authority Public Opinion Survey).
Recent Government reports are estimating that an electronic patient-centred Personal Health Record (ePHR) would prevent thousands of health-care errors. By giving medical professionals better information about patients, it could also reduce hospital referrals by 17 per cent and save $8 billion over 10 years. Australia is in line with major global advancements in ePHR, including the US, which is on the verge on mandating an ePHR programs within the next five years. Europe and Asia are also actively pursuing ePHR programs.
YourChildsHealthRecord enables parents to grant their child the ultimate head-start in life; by giving them the lifelong gift of their own complete and comprehensive health record. Register now for your free Australian breakthrough e-health parenting tool by visiting www.yourchildshealthrecord.com.
Mum Zone Release Date: 15th September 2009