Improving Febrile Infant Care Using Mobile Technology
10:30am - 11:30amThursday, March 8
Las Vegas - Venetian Convention Center
Implementing evidence-based clinical practices requires a multi-faceted approach. Electronic clinical decision support (ECDS) tools may enhance adoption of evidence-based practices. We developed a freely-available smartphone-based ECDS tool for use as part of an American-Academy of Pediatrics-sponsored national practice standardization project that aimed to improve the treatment of infants with fever. The application, CMPeDS: Pediatric Decision Support, was developed using evidence-based recommendations created by an expert panel. The app workflow and content were customized to align with the national project's benchmarks, and the app interface was developed using human factors principles. Since release, CMPeDS has been downloaded by over 12,000 users who access project-relevant content >80% of the time. Our experience demonstrates how mobile decision-support technology can help disseminate current evidence-based practice on a national scale.