The Moving Picture of Pediatric Informatics

  • George R. Kim
  • Stuart T. Weinberg
Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)


Johnny Q is an 11-year-old boy with a history of mild intermittent asthma, who develops a slight cough and begins to wheeze while in school. He is sent to the school nurse who notes slight wheezing on auscultation. Johnny also states that his throat hurts.

The nurse measures his vital signs, pulse oximetry, and peak flow using a handheld recording device that records the data and transmits it to her desktop computer. A computer application opens Johnny’s personal health record (PHR), which opens to a problem list with records of his treatments for asthma. The encounter is time-stamped and the handheld data is entered into the new record. A text message is sent to Johnny’s mother cell phone (as specified whenever Johnny’s PHR is opened).


Limited English Proficiency School Nurse Personal Health Record Pediatric Care Limited English Proficient Patient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • George R. Kim
    • Stuart T. Weinberg
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    1. 1.Biomedical Informatics and PediatricsVanderbilt University School of MedicineNashville

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