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2013 Winner – Best in Show

TLC Pediatrics of Frisco, Frisco TX

Sick Protocols

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2013 Winners – Best Specific Sick Visit Protocol

We have a tie in this category. Both practices have designed comprehensive protocols for very different visits types that are terrific resources for the new or established PCC EHR client.

Center For Pediatrics And Adolescent Medicine, Dover DE

ADHD Initial-CPAMFrom the client: This protocol incorporates diagnostic criteria according to DSM V as part of the HPI.  Co-morbidity screening as outlined by the AAP is built in as a morbidity screen.  If the provider feels that additional screening for anxiety, depression or substance abuse is needed, they can add the CHART or SCARED protocol which will add the questionnaire as part of the visit to allow the screen to be done and scored immediately. This practice now exceeds guidelines, improved ADHD management, has identified many patient with co-morbidities that are now receiving treatment, improved compliance with treatment, meds, and follow up!

Asthma Initial Assessment – CPAMFrom the client: This protocol is used for initial evaluation in all patients over the age of 12.  The protocol incorporates all of the diagnostic criteria set forth by the Heart and Lung Associations. The ACT score has been built into the protocol to reduce the paper forms that we give to patients.  The diagnostic criteria, treatment guidelines and the follow up guidelines are all built into the protocol.


Children’s Healthcare, Allentown PA

From the client: This series of protocols are designed to address all issues that impact nursing, from mother’s history to birth history to key components of both mother’s and baby’s exams. With the use of these protocols, our practice is able to offer complete lactation services for both our infants and their mothers.

2013 Winners – Best Individual Component in a Sick Visit Protocol

We have a tie in this category. Both of these clients have created unique components that are tailored to specific visits reasons that help their practices manage each patient visit consistently.

Cary Pediatrics, Cary NC – Birth Control Consult-CARY
In addition to the nicely tailored visit specific components like ‘History/Review’ and the ‘Plan’, this protocol also incorporates the confidential component which is used for tracking sensitive information that should never display be default or print as part of a visit note.

From the client: This protocol is designed with prompts for appropriate history screening and laboratory evaluation for young women contemplating starting birth control. The extensive use of prompts in the “Plan” component expedite charting. This protocol helps the providers stay consistent with information given to patients regarding management of OCP’s.

Union Pediatrics, Union KY – Asthma-UNION
This protocol includes a couple of great question components called ‘Asthma History’ and ‘Asthma History-Provider’ that helps this practice with the long term management of patient asthma care. They also use a component called ‘Asthma Action Plan’ that prints as part of the visit history note.

From the client: Our PHO has championed an asthma initiative that has greatly reduced ER utilization and hospital admissions.  The initiative has been recognized by the American Board of Pediatrics for part 4 Maintenance of Certification.  This protocol integrates all of the questions that we need to ask the families on an annual basis, then allows us to further document what kind of teaching we are doing in the office.