HHS offers preventive care tool for PCPs

This week, HHS made new software available which is designed to help primary care physicians select and recommend preventative care services. The Electronic Preventive Services Selector application, which is available for Palm and Windows Mobile devices, allows clinicians to access the latest prevention recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. The USPTF is sponsored by HHS's Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Physicians can also access the same data via the Web. As it stands, the tool provides 110 current recommendations for specific populations, and addresses 59 preventive services topics. However, physicians may want to keep up with changes as recommendations evolve. If so, they can subscribe to the ePSS e-mail service, which notifies them that it's time to update their handheld's database.

For more information on the Selector:
- read this United Press International item
- check out the HHS press release