Children are entitled to many universal health services that are delivered by many different providers. However, some children miss out on these, particularly those administered in the first 1000 days. This can lead to episodes of ill health, leading to increased utilisation of emergency and secondary care services, and, for some, lifelong harm and disability.
Families must repeatedly share their details; providers lose contact with families, and children miss out on timely healthcare.
No national child health system exists to share data in real-time. Child health information, held by multiple specialty organisations, are scattered across the sector in siloes. It is impossible to identify patterns for those children who are falling between the “system” cracks or produce system-level insights.
Ensuring every child receives universal health services
The Child Milestone Tracking solution is a digital health platform, designed to track the provision of health checks of children from birth to 6 years old, by locality. Families moving geographically in New Zealand, have their information follow them; helping child healthcare providers to identify children, track and monitor milestone progress.
A comprehensive view of each child
For each child, the platform tracks and monitors progress through 29 universal health milestones and then collates siloed health information into a single electronic health record. The platform includes an embedded self-service reporting solution that can produce population health patterns and trends.