An easy way to detect pediatric vision problems early
Being able to screen children who are not yet able to use an eye chart is crucial in identifying problems early and starting treatment that, if not initiated, could result in permanent vision loss. --Lisa M. Pepka, MD, pediatrician, Phoenix Children’s Pediatrics
Photoscreening is a simple and essential tool for pediatricians
Vision loss and vision deficits are one of the most common ailments in childhood, and oftentimes there are no symptoms, and screening is the best way to detect these problems. --Michael Endris, MD, pediatrician, OSF Healthcare
Technology can’t ignore pediatric workflows & patient interactions
How can we improve child health through quality improvement and innovation when pediatrics is the smallest budget line item and the lowest priority? I left a thriving community practice in Silicon Valley after 12 years to answer this question. Game-changing health technology is being funded at record valuations, and just a small percentage of it is designed for children. As an enthusiastic early adopter, I have seen the transformative power of technology and the data it can harness for health improvement. Technology can enable thinly stretched pediatric practices to deliver higher quality care to more children for less money. But only if these tools provide data that is meaningful, timely, accessible, and actionable.