Session ID: 
412

Improving Febrile Infant Care Using Mobile Technology

10:30am - 11:30am Thursday, March 8
Las Vegas - Venetian Convention Center
Galileo 904

Description

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.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Identify common processes clinicians use to make medical decisions
  • Discuss strategies for enhancing medical decision-making and disseminating evidence-based practices in diverse settings using electronic decision support tools
  • Recognize the importance of human factors principles to the design of a mobile electronic clinical decision support tool
  • Develop a plan for creating a mobile electronic clinical decision support tool relevant to your own health system or patient population

Speaker(s): 

Assistant Professor,
Children's Mercy Hospital...
Assistant Professor,
Children's Mercy Hospital...
Continuing Education Credits: 
ABPM
1.00
CAHIMS
1.00
CME
1.00
CNE
1.00
CPHIMS
1.00
PDU
1.00

Audience: 

Academics (professors/students)
Clinical Informaticists
Physician, CMO, CMIO

Level: 

Intermediate

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