Electronic solution to diagnosing growth data in children

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W​HAT?

The aim of the project is to develop a better and more economical diagnostic process, and to promote dialogue between patients, the primary healthcare sector and specialists in children’s growth and development.

This will be ​​done as follows:

  • Better assessment of children’s growth by the use of up-to-date electronic growth curves.
  • Easily accessible expert opinions.
  • Better prediction of final height, based on bone age identification.
  • Hormone test results presented and exchanged graphically.
  • Proposals for advice and follow-up of treatment sent to doctors electronically.

WH​Y?​

There is a need to reduce the number of unnecessary referrals, promote a faster and better way of identifying children who need expert examination and treatment, and reinforce
the compliance of children undergoing treatment.


Illustration of graph showing growth data for children

WH​​​O?

This is a public-private innovation partnership. The project involves Rigshospitalet and the Capital Region of Denmark’s IT department, along with the companies PC PAL and Visiana.

EXPE​CTED RESULTS:

  • The project is expected to integrate both technical and clinical needs, demands and workflows, and the needs of patients and their families.
  • Development of an interactive electronic platform for improved integration of complex growth data, growth hormone values and X-rays of growth areas.​


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