30 May Engage Mobile Partners With Children’s Mercy To Produce Nationally-Recognized Pediatric App
Engage Mobile Solutions recently partnered with Children’s Mercy Hospital to produce an innovative new clinical decision support app called Children’s Mercy Pediatric Decision Support, or CMPeDS. The software assists physicians and care providers with diagnosing and treating children suffering from acute diseases.
The story on CMPeDS, from the Engage Mobile team, was picked up by several major news outlets across the country, including the Kansas City Star and the Kansas City Business Journal. The articles from those two publications can be found here and here.
“It was an honor to work with Dr. McCulloh at Children’s Mercy on this app, and to let the world know that mobile-assisted clinical support is positively impacting patient outcomes,” said Matthew Barksdale, president of Engage Mobile Solutions. “I think the news coverage CMPeDS has received is a testament to the success of the software.”
The original press release is reprinted, in full, below:
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — May 6 2016 — Children’s Mercy Hospital partnered with custom app developer Engage Mobile Solutions to create CMPeDS: Pediatric Decision Support. This new software helps pediatricians and emergency services professionals diagnose and treat children facing acute illnesses and injuries. Dr. Russell J. McCulloh, an infectious diseases physician from Children’s Mercy Kansas City, will present the app at the Pediatric Academic Societies’ (PAS) annual meeting on May 9th 2017.
“CMPeDS, which stands for Children’s Mercy Pediatric Decision Support, is a mobile device-based application that provides healthcare providers with evidence-based guidelines to manage children who are facing acute illness,” Dr. McCulloh said. “This can include infants with possible severe infections, or children who are experiencing acute injuries, burns, or other acute illnesses.”
The application provides pediatricians with a variety of tools for diagnosis and treatment, including checklists for assessing patients’ risk of severe illness, step-by-step recommendations and decision trees, and treatment algorithms derived from national recommendations and expert opinions.
The PAS annual meeting, which takes place this year from May 6-9, is the largest pediatric research conference in the world. It provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of cutting-edge research in a variety of pediatric subfields. This year’s conference is expected to attract over 7500 attendees, host over 600 scientific sessions, and feature over 125 exhibiting companies.
Dr. McCulloh will present the results from the first several months of CMPeDS’s deployment, including the application’s number of users, impact on patient care, and user demographics. “The impact of CMPeDS has been really phenomenal,” said Dr. McCulloh. “We’ve had more than 6000 users download the application… they’re not just downloading it but they’re using it and really engaging with the application.”
Engage Mobile Solutions collaborated with Children’s Mercy to develop and refine CMPeDS. “It was a privilege to work with Children’s Mercy on innovative pediatric healthcare,” said Matthew Barksdale, president of Engage Mobile. “We believe the positive impact of this application could be enormous.”
Dr. McCulloh’s poster presentation at PAS will take place on Tuesday May 9th in San Francisco, CA. “Healthcare providers feel like they’re making better decisions with the help of this application,” Dr. McCulloh said. “We are changing practice and that practice is meaningfully improved, which means that we are really positively impacting the lives of children.”
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