Online health records for your children

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  Published on Monday, 05 December 2016

Online health records for your children

Library Home  >  Health, Wellbeing & Nutrition
  Published on Monday, 05 December 2016
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In an age where we can do just about anything online - from paying bills and registering the car to doing the shopping and buying movie tickets; it seems only natural that we should be able to manage something as personal as our own health as well. Storing medical records electronically has become increasingly popular overseas, and is now starting to take off in Australia. It makes sense particularly when it comes to the health records of our children.

From the moment your child is born, it is important to keep a record of all their medical history, such as immunization records and growth development. Usually these details will be recorded at your local Doctor's surgery, or perhaps in your Blue Book given to you when your child is born. However if you should move, travel, change doctors, are unable to read a doctor's handwriting or simply misplace bits of paper along the way, you may not have all the information you need to be assured of the well being of your child.

YourChildsHealthRecord.com is the breakthrough e-health tool that offers parents and guardians peace-of-mind by enabling them to independently control and manage their child's personal health and medical records, in a safe, secure and convenient online environment.

Dr Joann Goodier, a Sydney GP with a business background in the pharmaceutical industry, understands the importance of having online medical records. “From the point of view of health, you'll get much better outcomes,” she says. “It will make sure people know what has happened to them from when they were a baby through to an adult”.

Catherine mother of Lucy, 15 years and Isobel 12 years, would have loved such a system when her girls were younger. “It makes a lot of sense to have it all centrally located,” says Catherine. “We moved when Lucy was two and a half and I didn't have a complete immunisation history for her. I was sure she'd had the full hepatitis B course but because we didn't have it documented, and the doctor we went to had moved, we made her have it again.”

“Ensuring an accurate immunisation record is a great example of the value of a Personal Health Record. Monitoring the individuals and populations immunisation status in a timely manner is vitally important to the ongoing prevention and eradication of vaccine preventable disease on a national and international scale. Recording this information online is an ideal way to ensure accurate record keeping into adult life, helping us work towards a greater level of national health” says Professor George Rubin, President of the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine.

Recording medical records online becomes even more important when a child has particular health concerns such as diabetes or asthma. Vital information is carefully stored and a parent can refer to it quickly in an emergency whether they're at home or on the other side of the world. With busy lives and hectic schedules, parents can rest easy, knowing that they have complete control over the location and accessibility of their children's medical records.

It is important to take control of the information regarding your children's health and store it all in one secure place. Your child will then have a great start in life with clear concise records over which they eventually will also have control. Convenience, security and peace of mind; for a parent it does not get much better than that.

Thanks to YourChildsHealthRecord.com, you can now create a free, personalised immunisation schedule for your child now.

This child care article was last reviewed or updated on Monday, 02 September 2019

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