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Integrating the state's health care databases provides for access to information that is stored in specific databases to track and monitor health status for children and their families. With CHARM, health-care providers and programs can be alerted about a child’s medical needs and assist in the provision of appropriate follow-up and treatment in a timelier manner than ever before. Only authorized and authenticated health-care professionals have access to a child’s health information.

Benefits of CHARM include:

  • Reducing the fragmentation of data and health care services
  • Advancing health care providers knowledge about children with health, developmental, and genetic conditions
  • Improving services to children and families by providing complete information to the medical home
  • Reducing or avoiding redundant data entry
  • Increasing accountability
  • Saving time – health providers no longer need to track down a child’s health information from multiple sources
  • Ensuring the timely sharing of critical data with the medical home
  • Enabling coordinated service delivery
  • Enabling stakeholders to make better public health policy decisions
  • Ensuring the security and confidentiality of medical information
  • Enhancing the overall effectivness of child health care services in Utah

There are additional benefits to families and children. These include:

  • Linking together data and health care services so that important health information about a child is accessible for use.
  • Helping parents and public health workers know what services their child has had or still needs.
  • Improving follow-up health care for a child
  • Making sure that a child's health information is complete and up-to-date
  • Ensuring continued security of health information.