For those experiencing parenthood for the first time, keeping a track of childs vaccination is a pressing concern. To address this Fortis La Femme has launched Integrated Child Health Record (ICHR) mobile application. This app can be downloaded from the mobile app store on both iOS and Android phones. It is activated as soon as a child is born and is directly linked to the hospital information system (HIS) and stored on cloud till the child is 12 years old.
The ICHR app carries the details of a newborns vaccination schedules as well as growth chart tracker. This will be particularly beneficial for couples who have premature babies since Fenton chart (that tracks growth of a premature baby till 40 weeks) can be accessed by mothers while they are at home and the child is admitted in NICU at the facility. Details about the batch and brand of vaccination will also be entered at the time of vaccination. In case of a delay in administering a particular vaccine, subsequent dates will automatically get updated on this App.
The ICHR sends reminder messages to registered mobiles (either parent). The reminder message will be sent five days prior to the due date and a reminder appointment message would be sent 24 hours in prior.
The concept of ICHR is so novel that not only does it ease the health record management for the parents; it also facilitates analysis and trend analysis for doctors further leading to better patient management in future. Parents can take a print out of the vaccination record from ICHR which will print with the hospital logo as an authentication and can be submitted by them at the time of school admissions.