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Advances in technology have improved healthcare providers' ability to rapidly diagnose patients at the point of care, screen for common conditions, and provide a variety of effective treatment options. Providers need to be aware of what innovations are available - or will become available in the near future. It is the purpose of Medgizmos to educate and inform healthcare providers regarding the latest and greatest technologies.

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Latest Reviews

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Connected Technology

ScopeAround Wifi Otoscope, new inexpensive digital otoscope!

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Medical Devices

Caregiver Non-contact
Infrared Thermometer!

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Software/Applications

Scoliometer application quantifies scoliosis via a smartphone!

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CHADIS System
Dr. Barbara Howard

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Plusoptix Vision Screening
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Medgizmos

Is the “virtual medical home” of Andrew J. Schuman MD, who has been writing about medical technology and medical practice for over 30 years!

Update

January 2, 2022:  MDMtool.org online! Plusoptix Vision Screening Webinar online!   SoftSpot Interview now online.

Software

SoftSpot Application

SoftSpot Application

SoftSpot Application https://vimeo.com/661773329 Most pediatricians are aware that plagiocephaly (asymmetric head shape), and brachycephaly (wide head shape), occur frequently in young infants, with some estimates placing the incidence as high as 19 to 40%....

CHADIS System

CHADIS System

CHADIS System https://vimeo.com/649601920 In 2001, 2 developmental pediatricians, Drs. Barbara Howard and Raymond Sturner, developed the Child Health and Development Interactive System (CHADIS; Total Child Health Inc; Baltimore, Maryland), a comprehensive...

Scoliometer Application

Scoliometer Application

Scoliometer Application https://vimeo.com/249845101 Pediatricians typically screen adolescents for scoliosis at preventive health visits. Usually we screen visually and obtain a screening scoliosis x-ray series if we suspect significant curvature.   One...

Gnymble Text Messaging Application

Gnymble Text Messaging Application

https://vimeo.com/540750280 Gynmble Text Messaging Application The old-fashioned way to communicate with patients is via letter or phone call. Too often patients who wish to schedule an appointment or ask a physician a question, have long waits on hold.  Patients get...

Dragon Medical One

Dragon Medical One

I’ve been using Dragon Medical for years and each iteration improves on the previous version. Nuance recently released Dragon Medical One and it is truly wonderful.

ClearTriage Interview

ClearTriage Interview

When patients or parents call, practices should have a triage system in place to make sure that patients receive the appropriate level of care (office, emergency room, home care), and are seen in a time frame appropriate for their medical condition (urgently, same day, within a few days).

EMUniversity.com

EMUniversity.com

Effective January 1 this year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), implemented a new evaluation and management (E/M) coding system for outpatient visits. It was the first change in 25 years, developed to ease the documentation burden on medical providers.

Good Rx

Good Rx

’ve become a fan of the GoodRx web site and GoodRx mobile applications over the past year.

Pediatric SymptomMD

Pediatric SymptomMD

One of my top 10 applications for pediatric practice is Pediatric SymptomMD – because it presents excellent advice for answering those questions asked by new and experienced parents.

Read QxMD Application

Read QxMD Application

Years ago physicians relied on textbooks for medical information. Nowadays we rely on applications like UpToDate to keep us informed.

The Red Book

The Red Book

The Red Book https://vimeo.com/259891854 Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases AKA “The Red Book” As a pediatrician I have relied upon “The Red Book” throughout my career as an indispensable source of information on infectious diseases in children.  It...

Pedi QuikCalc

Pedi QuikCalc

During the course of the day pediatricians and family physicians are called upon to make many decisions regarding patient care of children.

E-Psychiatry

E-Psychiatry

Pediatricians frequently have difficulty arranging mental health services for patients. This is a consequence of an extreme shortage of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists.

SnapMD

SnapMD

I recently presented a Technology workshop for 100 pediatricians at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference in early November.

MeHealth for ADHD: 2019 Update

MeHealth for ADHD: 2019 Update

Mehealth for ADHD is an online tool for diagnosing ADHD in children and monitoring their treatment. I’ve been using Mehealth for ADHD along with my practice colleagues for several years and have been extremely pleased the tool.

Harriet Lane Handbook

Harriet Lane Handbook

Every pediatrician is familiar with the Harriet Lane Handbook. Long before the Internet and smart devices were available, pediatric residents were dependent on this “pocket brain” for guidance, and we called upon the wisdom contained within many times each day.