January 23, 2018

HL7 Developmental Screening Standard Published

In 2016, UAMS (DBMI) supported the effort to complete the work on the HL7 Developmental Screening Standard. The project is now complete and the standard is published. The standard serves as a framework for the functional requirements of child health developmental screening and reporting services for electronic health record (EHR) systems.

The HL7 Developmental Screening and Reporting Services Derived Profile, Release 1 (US Realm)

DESCRIPTION
The HL7 Developmental Screening and Reporting Services Derived Profile identifies the critical EHR capabilities for pediatric Developmental Screening and Reporting services. This standard reference content and functions from the existing HL7 EHR-S Functional Model Release 2 and complements the HL7 Child Health Functional Profile Release 1. A set of functions and criteria are developed for vital functions relevant to the Developmental Screening and follow-up process as recommended by entities such as CMS, American Academy of Pediatrics and Bright Future’s schedule, thus providing EHR vendors with conformance standards that are specific and essential to pediatric Developmental Screening process in the US realm. The framework is designed to have further applications with other developmental or mental health screenings as well.

About HL7
Founded in 1987, Health Level Seven International (HL7) is a not-for-profit, ANSI-accredited standards developing organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive framework and related standards for the exchange, integration, sharing, and retrieval of electronic health information that supports clinical practice and the management, delivery and evaluation of health services. More about HL7 at www.hl7.org

Pele Yu, MD
Co-chair, HL7 Child Health Work Group
CMIO, Arkansas Children’s Hospital