Aaron Sin, MD
A mobile-first, digital screen experience for patients and their families.
Well child visits are universally recognized as essential for managing children's health and development. A critical element of these visits is the use of clinically validated, standardized screening tools. These tools are indispensable for a thorough view of a child's well-being, playing a pivotal role in the early detection of potential health issues. Early detection is crucial, giving pediatricians, along with patients and their families, time to implement timely interventions for better health outcomes. However, pediatric practices often encounter significant challenges in effectively utilizing these screening tools.
While electronic medical record (EMR) systems are the natural technology solution for using pediatric screening tools, they are littered with a plethora of limitations:
The wide variety of screens used in well child visits, including those for developmental milestones, autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and behavioral health conditions further exacerbates these difficulties.
A notable issue with existing digital screens is the lack of workflows to address critical or abnormal results that a child or parent may submit in advance of a well child visit. In particular, critical results such as suicidal ideation and severe depression can remain completely unaddressed until the visit— or even worse, never reviewed if a visit is rescheduled or cancelled. This obvious patient safety gap, and potential legal liability for practices, stems from subpar integrations that are unable to work with question-level detailed results, nor notify a pediatrician of critical or abnormal results.
EMR workflow for pediatrician editing of screen results submitted ahead of a well child visit.
We should set a much higher bar on how pediatric screens used in well child visits. Envision a new end-to-end approach centered around:
Automated screen scoring and interpretation for pediatrician review.
The reimagined screen smart experience is not aspirational— it already exists with the Develo EMR tailored for independent pediatric practices. Our modern digital screen approach is all about delivering an exceptional experience for families while maintaining clinically appropriate workflows for pediatric practices, all without unreliable third-party dependencies or integration headaches. If you're interested in learning more about how Develo can revolutionize your pediatric practice, stay tuned for our next update, or reach out to us directly. Pediatric care reimagined— we're excited to share it with you!
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