mHEALTH INTELLIGENCE: Patient Portals for Foster Youth Improve Care Coordination

 “This electronic health record is serving a very particular population with specific needs. Children in youth and foster care move around a lot – between homes, between schools, between doctors’ offices and so on.”

“Having continuity between those settings and records is a real problem. One of the big needs that this particular tool is addressing is having up-to-date, accessible records for these kids as they move around.”

“In the past, this was a real problem for parents that don’t know the histories – especially the medical histories – of children who come into their care and, yet, they need to provide and connect those children with necessary care very quickly. That is one of the key issues that Foster Health Link addresses.”

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