Pediatric Health IT Certification
The Drummond Pediatric Health IT Certification Program complements and expands upon existing pediatric health IT work, including the ONC 10 recommendations (part of the ONC 21st Century Cures Act Final Rule), the 2015 Agency for Healthcare Research (AHRQ) Children’s EHR Format 2015 Priority List, and HL7 Pediatric Care Health IT Functional Profile R2.1, as well as incorporating features requested by pediatric clinicians and key stakeholders to improve the health outcomes of children.
Improving the Health Outcomes of Children One Certification at a Time
To develop the technical testing requirements for the Pediatric Health IT Certification Program, Drummond partnered with an expert advisory panel composed of pediatric clinicians and leaders in pediatric healthcare IT. Some of the pediatric specific functionality that will be tested and certified includes well-child visits based on the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)’s Bright Futures recommendations, weight-based dosing, newborn screening and pediatric care team coordination. These requirements were also reviewed and included in the HL7 Pediatric Child Health IT Functional Profile (PCHIT FP) published in 2022 to update pediatric functionality for EHRs.
Pediatric Health IT Services
Drummond’s Pediatric Health IT Certification Program includes ONC program prerequisites, explained in our FAQ. Participants who are not currently certified to any of the prerequisites can still enroll in the Pediatric Health IT Certification Program but must complete certification of the separate ONC criteria before receiving a Drummond Pediatric Health IT Certification (ONC prerequisites can be worked on in parallel to Pediatric Health IT Certification).
There are two baseline tracks which are on a pass/fail basis for the ambulatory setting and the inpatient setting.
Advanced achievements are graded on the number of tests passed to provide solution providers with market differentiation for robust pediatric functionality beyond the baseline requirements.
Maintaining active certification requires biennial recertification.
Why choose Drummond?
There is a lot at stake. Our staff has deep experience in certification; we’re not cutting our teeth on your project. When you work with Drummond, you experience a team of highly skilled professionals that bring a code of honesty, empathy, and advocacy to each engagement. Our team will help you achieve compliance and certification and look for ways to help you pursue comprehensive compliance in the service of the greater good for your business.
We focus on quality from every angle. In many cases, our staff are the people who created the frameworks everyone else tests to. We bring an exclusive and proven methodology to each engagement and look for ways to improve and be more efficient at every step of the project. We take ownership and accountability of our work as we help you mitigate risk and achieve positive outcomes.
Ask any of our clients, they will tell you that the Drummond difference is its people. The people of Drummond listen carefully, and tailor solutions to your unique business and situation. Experience our team of highly skilled experts and proven methodologies and unique approach to help you achieve compliance for regulatory information security mandates. Our team will help you test critical applications for standards conformance and interoperability and gain certifications for your long-term success. Increase trust, gain expertise and experience our unique approach and attention to detail as we partner with you for your long-term success.