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RDSS 155 - Maternal and Child Health
This Requirements and Design (RDSS) addresses the ability to exchange obstetric and pediatric patient information between Electronic Health Records (EHRs), the ability to incorporate pediatric assessment tools, guidelines and assessment schedules into EHRs, the ability to exchange standardized patient assessments for antenatal care, pre-natal care, labor and delivery and post-partum care between EHRs and the ability to incorporate assessment tools, guidelines and assessment schedules into EHRs for antenatal care, pre-natal care, labor and delivery and post-partum care, as well as the ability to exchange this information with appropriate Public Health programs. Maternal and child health can be defined as multiple programs serving various populations of consumers. For the purposes of this Extension/Gap document, the period of time included in maternal and child health is from the determination of pregnancy for the mother-to-be continuing throughout early childhood.
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