Friday, 9 September 2016

App that evaluates child development as good as standard model

A smartphone app version of the standard Parents Evaluation Developmental Status works just as well as the traditional tool used by community health workers, according to a recent study.

The digital PEDS tool is a near perfect option of today’s paper-based approach, according to the Telemedicine and eHealth report, and may foster more assessments in high-risk communities and grow early teleintervention services in underserved communities.

“This makes early detection of developmental delays in underserved communities possible toward preventative measures and early initiation of necessary interventions,” according to the study's authors, who add that community screening results can be shared with a telehealth framework and provide functionality regarding informational counselling, appointments and reminders.

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