Presentation on theme: "1 The Personal Health Record (PHR) 2000-2012 Presentation G Adapted from training materials of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health [RCPCH."— Presentation transcript:
1 The Personal Health Record (PHR) Presentation G Adapted from training materials of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health [RCPCH ]
2 The PHR A record of child’s health and development held by parents/carers Has been in use in UK for ~30 years (Red book) Irish PHR first piloted in former Midwest area in (Orange/ Giraffe book) Evaluation demonstrated an improvement in service quality – through provision of accurate, timely information and the empowerment of parents in the care of their child Now in use in former Midwest, North East and North West areas
3 The PHR Same version used across all current implementing areas in Ireland Lack of national mandated, coordinated approach and resource constraints has impeded implementation in other HSE areas Awaiting national implementation of a shared child data collection tool (?PHR/ ?other) Child Growth Foundation growth charts in use in PHR up until implementation of UK-WHO charts New UK-WHO growth charts in PHR from Sept 2012 onwards
4 Philosophy of PHR Parents are the main carers of their children’s health, and as such should have access to as much knowledge as health professionals. Knowledge empowers and enables consumers to make better use of services.
5 Use of the record: –Distributed at Primary Visit (Postnatal visit) –PHN service has responsibility to explain to parents purpose, use and content of record –CHISP materials (Caring for your Baby/Child) are used to support and augment health promotion material in the PHR –Parents are encouraged to record information about their child’s health and development –Parents are encouraged to take the PHR with them to every contact with health professionals PHR
6 UK-WHO growth charts (PHR) Information written for parents Measurement record folds out so lies alongside relevant chart 6 charts (increase viewer to 100%): –Birth weight and head circumference –Weight 0-1 year –Weight 1-4 years –Length 0-2 years –Height 2-4 years –Head circumference 0-2 years May be some slight changes from charts shown in the following slides e.g. DOHC logo