Increased documentation and management of pediatric obesity following implementation of an EMR upgrade and education.

@article{Keehbauch2012IncreasedDA,
  title={Increased documentation and management of pediatric obesity following implementation of an EMR upgrade and education.},
  author={Jennifer Keehbauch and G. San Miguel and Leslie Drapiza and Julie W. Pepe and Richard J. Bogue and Amelia Smith-Dixon},
  journal={Clinical pediatrics},
  year={2012},
  volume={51 1},
  pages={
          31-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Overweight children are often not identified or counseled. PURPOSE We assessed the documentation rate and clinical management of overweight children before and after an electronic medical record (EMR) upgrade calculating body mass index (BMI) percentile for age and gender. METHODS Family Medicine resident and faculty physicians at two sites received an EMR upgrade; Site 1 physicians also received BMI training and education. From two years before to one year after the upgrade… CONTINUE READING

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