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The American Academy of Pediatrics Reconsiders Position on Smartphones, Tablets


The American Academy of Pediatrics Reconsiders Position on Smartphones, TabletsMaybe a little bit isn’t so bad.

That seems to be the new opinion of The American Academy of Pediatrics when it comes to mobile device usage among children.

“A new study,” USA Today reports, suggests  that nearly “one in four parents is using a mobile device to put their young children — sometimes their very young children — to sleep.”
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The American Academy Of Pediatrics Only Supports PPC Referred Telemedicine


The American Academy Of Pediatrics Only Supports PPC Referred TelemedicineIn the July 1 issue of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) shared their stance on telemedicine.

While the AAP supports telemedicine for infants and children with their ongoing primary care physician, or with a physician they are referred to by their primary care physician, they do not support digital visits with random physicians.

The AAP strongly encourages young patients to establish an ongoing relationship with a physician, so that a full and clear medical history can be built and referred back to when medical concerns arise. While the AAP sees value in telemedicine, it is only in conjunction with a regular healthcare provider.

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American Academy of Pediatrics Updates Child Health Tracker App


American Academy of Pediatrics Updates Child Health Tracker AppThe American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) announced this week that it has updated its award-winning Child Health Tracker app.

For the month of February, the organization says, the app will be offered to parents free of charge. The app is regularly priced at $4.99.

“In addition to giving parents the power of on-demand access to their child(ren)’s health information via their smartphone, the AAP added valuable features such as a medication tracker module that allows parents to post medication information for each of their children, set alerts, add dosage information, note side effects, etc.” the AAP said in a provided statement.
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American Academy of Pediatrics Backs Electronic Prescribing


This week the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a policy statement with regard to electronic prescribing.

The AAP formally recommends that pediatric healthcare providers capitalize on electronic prescribing capabilities to improve quality of care while simultaneously reducing its associated costs.

Prescribing error rates in children were estimated to be between 5% and 27% in a recent systematic review, the statement reads.

Prescribing errors are most prevalent with antibiotic agents but may occur even with medications that do not require weight-based dosing.

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