Day care providers in Baldivis and across Australia are helping parents take advantage of access to online health records to ensure that your child receives the best medical care in an emergency.
Overseas, more and more records are being stored online and the trend is finally hitting Australia. For parents, it makes sense to take advantage of this technology to create a virtual record of your child’s medical history.
At this point, we recommend that you start creating a record at birth. This should include immunisations, growth development and a comprehensive medical record. While this is normally kept at your doctor’s office and often kept by parents in a BlueBook that is provided at birth, that can be problematic, especially if you like to travel.
Besides travelling, even changing doctors can present problems because one doctor can’t always read another’s handwriting. Some information can be lost when kept on paper. The result can be that you don’t have the information necessary to provide adequate care for your child.
Many parents are now using a website called YourChildsHealthRecord.com. This website is seen by many as a “breakthrough” because it allows parents and even guardians to document, control and manage a child’s health records online. This is a safe, convenient and secure way to keep your child’s records in one place.
Doctors feel that having an entire health record in one place puts your child in a position to have better outcomes when he or she needs care. As the child moves into adulthood, the record paints a picture of the person’s entire life, putting many illnesses and conditions into a proper context.
Day Care and Medical Records
When your child is in day care, this record can help provide your carers with access to immunisation records. If your child has any particular, chronic health concern such as asthma or diabetes, it can make a crucial difference during an emergency.
To learn more or to arrange for daycare, contact the Cuddles Childcare Centre closest to you.