Examining the power of the eMR to share interpersonal violence, abuse and neglect concerns
This poster sets out the findings of research into Child-At-Risk electronic medical record (eMR) alerts applied to the eMR of children and pregnant women who have been reported to the statutory child protection agency or the child wellbeing unit.
It was developed as part of ANROWS-funded research entitled Examining the power of Child-At-Risk electronic medical record (eMR) alerts to share interpersonal violence, abuse and neglect concerns: Do child protection alerts help? (Flaherty et al., 2018).
Public health services are uniquely positioned to respond to women and children experiencing violence. Access to relevant information about a client’s safety and wellbeing can enhance the quality and appropriateness of their responses. This poster is a quick reference guide to key research findings and is designed for healthcare workers and policymakers currently considering using an eMR system when working with women and children who have experienced violence and neglect.
This poster sets out:
- where the research was conducted
- what practice change resulted in response to eMR alerts
- what the perceived outcomes of eMR alerts were
- policy and practice implications from the research.