Friday, October 10, 2008

AAP National Meeting: Children's Mental Health is a National Issue.

I've been preoccupied this week with watching the culmination of the Reagan Revolution (OK, my political biases are finally revealed) and preparing to give an inspirational talk to the Resident Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  It has taken me a bit off the topic of mental health, so I thought it worthwhile to share the following with all you Rosie D fans out there in the audience:
Dr. Keller,

I learned of your interest in Rosie D. from your blog. I wanted to let you know about a model for implementation through support from a web-based decision support system called CHADIS. A group of 40 pediatricians and 40 child psychiatrists met in Maryland this summer to review the Mass MCPAP program and how to move further toward a full Rosie D like screening and communication effort. The majority agreed to a plan using a web-based decision support tool called
CHADIS for both pediatricians and child psychiatrists. Thirty pediatric offices are using it now in Maryland and more elsewhere and a number of child psychiatrists coming on board. CHADIS contains both standard tools for primary care screening and follow diagnostic work including CANS now. In addition the conclusions from CHADIS are linked to decision support in the form of a point of care e-textbook or guidelines and to thousands of resources that turn into handouts. We will be demonstrating CHADIS at booth 1026 at the AAP meeting this weekend. We would love to speak with those interested in implementing Rosie D. on Sunday afternoon at 2PM or at other times when the booth is open. Please pass this on to other pediatricians interested in Rosie D implementation.
Thank you. I look forward to meeting you.
Raymond Sturner MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics,
The Johns Hopkins U School of Medicine
Center for Promotion of Child Development through Primary Care

So, if you are reading this, and are in town for the AAP meeting, stop by booth 1026 in exhibit and see if CHADIS would make your life easier.  I'll let you know what I think.

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