It will work alongside the controversial Named Person scheme, allowing health workers to “monitor” youngsters at the click of a button and flagging up parents who refuse vaccinations.
The network will join with another upgraded NHS database containing the medical records of everybody north of the Border, known as the Community Health Index (CHI).
Scottish Lib Dem leader Willie Rennie called for a parliamentary debate on the plans, saying they would “fuel concerns” Scotland is moving closer to ID cards.
Ten-year contracts for both projects have been put out to tender by the Scottish Government, with a target start date of August 2016 and a total cost of up to £32million.
Ministers were accused of “jumping the gun” as the so-called super-ID database, or the NHS Central Register, is still awaiting a parliamentary review.
At the moment, the CHI and a variety of child health records are managed by IT company Atos Origin at centres in Livingston and Edinburgh.
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