Children’s Health Information and Registry Program

Linking children's health information to support healthy outcomes

Shining happy people

The Children's Health Information and Registry Program, or CHIRP, is a collaboration between the University of Nevada, Reno and northern Nevada's Child Health Institute (CHI) to improve the health of children born in Washoe County. CHIRP is developing a patient registry and health intelligence platform that receives, stores and organizes the health information of Washoe County children. The platform will serve CHI and the pediatric community by providing comprehensive, longitudinal data for tailored patient care and research.

This health intelligence platform will store all of its data securely at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. The platform is comprised of three components:

  1. An observational registry that collects medical and public health data from providers and the State of Nevada on children born in Washoe County until their 18th birthday. Examples include birth and immunization records, newborn screenings and hospital discharge records.
  2. A data warehouse that compiles and organizes children's health data without identifying them to inform public health reporting, research and interventions in Washoe County.
  3. A digital product that sends secure, encrypted alerts to a child's healthcare providers, updating them on their patient's health progress.