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PHO Grand Rounds: Beyond BMI: Investigating the Feasibility of using Electronic Medical Records and NutriSTEP® for Childhood Healthy Weights Surveillance
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Venue: 480 University Ave, Suite 300 Toronto, ON M5G 1V2 Boardroom 350
Chronic Diseases and Injuries; Family Health; Health Promotion; Research and Collaboration
City: Toronto
Format: In Person; Webinar

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The use of electronic medical records (EMRs) in primary care is growing and provides an opportunity to use health data for  population health assessment and surveillance. The first phase of this study assessed the quality of EMR data and estimated the prevalence of overweight and obese children at their 18-month Well-Baby Visit. The second phase of this study sought to determine how primary care practices use NutriSTEP®,  a valid and reliable tool to assess the nutritional risk and protective factors in children, and to determine their receptivity to collect NutriSTEP® in their EMRs.  This presentation will describe the methods used and results of this study.

DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies or views of Public Health Ontario, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by Public Health Ontario.

Presenters: Kathy Moran and Lesley Andrade

Kathy Moran is an epidemiologist at Durham Region Health Department and was the co-lead of this study.  

Lesley Andrade is a Foundational Standard Specialist at Sudbury & District Health Unit, and was a co-investigator on this study.

Public Health Ontario Grand Rounds are approved for continuing medical education from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons.

PHO Grand Rounds are also approved by Council of Professional Experience for professional development hours (PDHs) for members of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI).

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