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Editorial
April 2015

Centralized Reminder/RecallCollaboration to Promote the Effective Use of Technology

Author Affiliations
  • 1Pediatric Research Consortium, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 2Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 3PolicyLab, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 4Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 5Department of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • 6Pediatric Research in Office Settings, American Academy of Pediatrics, Washington, DC
JAMA Pediatr. 2015;169(4):314-316. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2014.3709

Accelerated by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which channeled $19 billion in federal money to promote the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs),1 health information technology is increasingly available and able to support the delivery of high-quality health care. Nearly 80% of pediatric practices now have EHRs.2 The databases underlying these systems can be used to populate registries of children who need care and to trigger reminders to clinicians and families to support preventive care and disease management.3 As the Federal Meaningful Use Program enters stage 3, mandates will expand to use EHRs not only to capture data but to use these data to drive improved health outcomes.4

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