This Web application provides consumers with efficient access to actionable health care information. It helps them understand the symptoms they are experiencing and guides them to an appropriate medical provider using GPS technology. The tool allows users to search for symptoms, diseases, procedures, and providers.
iTriage services include the following:
- Information on more than 300 symptoms, 1,000 diseases, and 350 medical procedures
- Nationwide directory of...
MedWatch is a free tool for providers and consumers that offers many ways to help them stay informed about the medical products they prescribe, use, or dispense every day. MedWatch provides safety alerts directly to users through the channel they select, such as mobile text messages or e-mail. Safety messages cover human drugs, medical devices, vaccines and other biologics, dietary supplements, and cosmetics.
Subscription is required. Standard text messaging rates apply for...
These templates for acute and chronic conditions can assist providers when documenting a visit in an electronic health record by increasing the efficiency with which a visit is documented and enhancing adherence to clinical guidelines for those conditions. The templates are based on national guidelines and may be modified to suit a particular clinical practice’s needs.
Template examples available for download:
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder diagnosis and...
These tools for physicians and clinicians provide information needed to improve adherence to clinical guidelines in electronic health record systems. This type of clinical decision support can improve health care quality and safety.
The rules and reminders are based on guidelines at both the national and State level, as well as local expert consensus.
Reminders available for download are:
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, overdue for followup ...
This Web site presents information about the prevention, detection, treatment, and care of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). It is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Prevention Information Network (NPIN), which is the U.S. reference, referral, and distribution service for information on HIV/AIDS, STDs, and tuberculosis (TB). NPIN produces, collects, catalogs, and disseminates materials and information on STDs to organizations and people working in those...
This Web page features an interactive tool, designed for use by health professionals, to estimate a woman’s 5-year and lifetime risk of developing invasive breast cancer. Patients who use the tool are encouraged to discuss the results of this assessment and their personal risk of breast cancer with their health care professional.
In addition to the tool, this Web page includes the following information:
- About the tool
- Explaining the questions used in the tool...
The Electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS) is a hands-on tool designed to help primary care clinicians identify the screening, counseling, and preventive medication services that are appropriate for their patients.
The ePSS can be accessed on the Web or on a PDA or mobile device. It is based on current recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and can be searched by specific patient characteristics, such as age, sex, and selected behavioral risk...
This tool for Palm PDAs provides easy access to AIDS info 's Glossary of HIV/AIDS-Related Terms. The glossary is a comprehensive resource to help health professionals, researchers, and patients understand HIV/AIDS terminology. Users can search for a glossary term or list all of the terms in each alphabetical category. The Web site provides installation instructions and a link for downloading the application.
Providers can use this calculator to estimate kidney function in adults by measuring the glomerular filtration rate (GFR). This calculator is based on the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) Study equation.
The following information is entered into this tool to calculate GFR:
- Plasma creatinine
- Whether patient is African American
This Web site presents information about tuberculosis (TB). It is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) National Prevention Information Network (NPIN).
This site provides information on the following:
- What’s new in TB
- TB today
- The changing epidemiology of TB
- Populations most affected by TB
- Challenges to TB elimination
- TB elimination and control today
- Making the connection