miChild– Child Health Information Tracking App insightB
miChild– Child Health Information Tracking App is a UCC Strategic Research Fund funded project, led by the HISRC (UCC). A universal child health record is not yet available in Ireland. It is unlikely due to the current economic situation that this will be addressed in the near future. The absence of a universal record results in duplication, inadequate integration and ultimately poor outcomes for children and their families. Health care professionals, particularly primary health care professionals are well aware of the challenges presented by this situation. To address this issue a mobile application (known as miChild) was developed and made available to expectant parents allowing them to capture a full, complete and real-time instance of their child’s health information. This application was developed using data sources from current best practice child health information tracking processes both in Ireland and abroad.