Use of an Online Clinical Process Support System as an Aid to Identification and Management of Developmental and Mental Health Problems

Barbara J. Howard, Raymond Sturner

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Abstract

Purpose of Review: The purpose of this review was to describe benefits and problems with screening and addressing developmental and behavioral problems in primary care and using an online clinical process support system as a solution. Recent Findings: Screening has been found to have various implementation barriers including time costs, accuracy, workflow, and knowledge of tools. In addition, training of clinicians in dealing with identified issues is lacking. Patients disclose more to and prefer computerized screening. An online clinical process support system (CHADIS) shows promise in addressing these issues. Summary: Use of a comprehensive panel of online pre-visit screens; linked decision support to provide moment-of-care training; and post-visit activities and resources for patient-specific education, monitoring, and care coordination is an efficient way to make the entire process of screening and follow-up care feasible in primary care. CHADIS fulfills these requirements and provides Maintenance of Certification credit to physicians as well as added income for screening efforts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)108-117
Number of pages10
JournalCurrent Developmental Disorders Reports
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2017

Keywords

  • Care coordination
  • Clinical decision support
  • Developmental screening
  • Maintenance of Certification
  • Mental health screening
  • Pediatrics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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