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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.
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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.
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