PracticeLink Magazine

Summer 2019

The career development quarterly for physicians of all specialties, PracticeLink Magazine provides readers with feature articles, compensation stats, helpful job search tips—as well as recruitment ads from organizations across the U.S.

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36 S UMMER 2019 ▼ T HE In T E rv IE W ISSUE D E P A R T M E N T S Tech Notes IL t IFA t HUSAI n , M.D. 3 new medical apps These innovative apps help clinicians and patients evaluate risk and remember treatment. I n t HIS e DI t IO n OF te CH n O te S, I CO ver t H ree M e DICAL APPS t HA t HA ve B een re L e AS e D I n t H e LAS t F ew MO nt HS. Pediatric Asthma Risk Score The Pediatric Asthma Risk Score (PARS) medical app was created out of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. PARS is a continuous scoring system for predicting asthma risk in young children. The app asks you to answer six questions related to the patient's past medical history and demographics. Based on these answers, it assigns a PARS score. Based on the PARS score, you are given the probability of the patient developing asthma by the age of 7. The score was published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in December 2018, and was shown to be better than the Asthma Predictive Index (API) in children with mild to moderate asthma. One of the main reasons I am featuring this medical app is because it's a great example of how researchers can take published research and transform it into an easy-to-use app that can be accessed by any clinician. Traditionally, you would have to read the actual published article to access the guidelines and scoring criteria. By making this into an app, clinicians will be more inclined to download and use the tool. p Price: Free. iPhone, iPad: Android: PneumoRecs VaxAdvisor Remembering vaccination guidelines and making sure your patient is up to date on key vaccines isn't always easy — especially when it comes to the pneumococcal vaccines. These guidelines have undergone updates

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