Child Health Informatics Center

About the Child Health Informatics Center

The AAP launched the Child Health Informatics Center (CHIC) at the 2009 National Conference and Exhibition (NCE) to support AAP leadership and pediatricians in the effective adoption and use of health information technology for high quality pediatric health care. Christoph U. Lehmann, MD, FAAP is the founding Medical Director of the AAP CHIC. The CHIC is governed by a seven-person Project Advisory Committee comprised of primary care pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists with expertise in medical informatics, epidemiology, research, and quality improvement. CHICPAC members work and practice in rural and urban areas, in hospitals, private practice, and community health clinics.

Since its establishment, the CHIC has done impactful work on behalf of children and pediatricians, including:

  • Advocating for pediatric EHR certification language to be included in the 21st Century Cures Act.

  • Providing expertise to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) to identify priority functionalities for pediatric EHR certification.

  • Providing audit support and technical assistance for pediatricians participating in the meaningful use Promoting Interoperability Program (formerly EHR Incentive Program).

  • Successfully advocating with NCPDP for stronger standards for transmission of pediatric patient weight and height information in e-prescribing.

  • Supporting the AHRQ Model Children’s EHR Format Work.

  • Representing AAP and child health in federal meetings and workgroups.

Current CHICPAC Members:
  • Steve Downs, MD, MS, FAAP, Chairperson

  • Bill Adams, MD, FAAP

  • Gregg Alexander, DO

  • Alex Fiks, MD, FAAP

  • Bob Grundmeier, MD, FAAP

  • Sue Kressly, MD, FAAP

  • Joe Schneider, MD, MBA, FAAP

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