New Family Health History Tool
The Surgeon General’s Family Health History Tool, originally created in 2004 to help families track their health history to share with care providers leading to better prevention of diseases by raising awareness of health risks, is recently updated and improved.
The most exciting update to the Family Health History Tool is the code for the new tool is now openly available for others to adopt. Other organization are encouraged to download the code and use to create their own customized risk assessment tools. A couple early adopters of the tool are the National Institute of Genomic Medicine of Mexico and the Indian Health Service of the HHS.
The new version of the Family Health History Tool has enhanced convenience, consumer control and privacy, sharing and is EHR ready. Estimated time to completed a family health history is 15-20 minutes.