The development of a child is a continuous process. Importantly , the first five years are very significant for a child’s brain development and their lifelong well being. Impaired health in those years can result in long-term implications for child as well as parents.
Thus, systematic child health surveillance is critical to reduce their morbidity and mortality rates. In India, child health and vaccination records are still maintained as paper-based records.
Also, error in manually plotting the parameters in growth charts results in missed opportunities for early detection of growth disorders in children. Complete immunization can ensure reduction in deaths. Missed dose or vaccination results in prolonged susceptibility towards these diseases which could cause untimely deaths.
Discharge summaries are essential documents to provide a long-lasting record of a patient's visit to a hospital. It provides an effective method of communication between various hospital services and primary care providers. Inaccessibility of these can result in unfavorable outcomes that may have a pronounced bad impact on the continuity of care, resources used, patient and physician satisfaction and above all patient safety.