HEALTHCARE IT NEWS: Study: Don't forget children in rush to healthcare IT

HEALTHCARE IT NEWS: Study: Don’t forget children in rush to healthcare IT

A study that focuses on healthcare information technology and its effect on children’s health has found that children have unique needs that aren’t taken into account as the pace of technology accelerates.

“Children have many unique needs to be considered in developing technology-enabled innovations for improving their health,” the report states. “Children have different health needs, are often served by different caregivers and in different care settings, and in some cases require HIT with different functionality than adults.”

“Technology-Enabled Innovations for Improving Children’s Health” is a joint project of the Health Technology Center and The Children’s Partnership, two California-based nonprofit research organizations

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