Hushmail https://vimeo.com/803882436 https://vimeo.com/803883956 To run an efficient medical practice, one must be able to communicate effectively with patients. Many Electronic Healthcare Records integrate a HIPAA compliant “patient portal” to enable patients to view...
Spark Rx https://vimeo.com/760795679 Because of the COVID-19 pandemic there is now a mental health crisis affecting our young patients. The American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Children’s Hospital Association...
Outcome Referrals https://vimeo.com/691381859 As a pediatrician I use numerous forms to screen children for depression, anxiety, suicidal risk, substance abuse, ADHD and other. These forms are also used to monitor patients undergoing treatment. I recently...
SoftSpot Application https://vimeo.com/742223617 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 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 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
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...
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.
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).
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.
’ve become a fan of the GoodRx web site and GoodRx mobile applications over the past year.
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
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 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...
During the course of the day pediatricians and family physicians are called upon to make many decisions regarding patient care of children.
Pediatricians frequently have difficulty arranging mental health services for patients. This is a consequence of an extreme shortage of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists.
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 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
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.
Pediatricians have responded to the COVID-19 by rapidly learning to perform virtual visits for patients.