Prof. Christoph U. Lehmann
Children remain at higher risks than adults for medical errors in medical environments, and pose significant challenges in regards to electronic health records and order entry. Children and infants are a vulnerable population because of age-specific physiologic and developmental variances that may not be adequately addressed by adult-specific data tools. HIT tailored to the need of children and pediatric health care providers can help to reduce risk by decreasing the likelihood of errors through information assurance (reducing variability in the entry, communication, processing, and recall of patient data) , and minimizing the harm that results from errors (pediatric-specific error detection, redundancy, and contextual decision rules). Dr. Lehmann will discuss 2o years of using Health Information Technology to make care for children safer, more effective, and cheaper.