Mar 152013
 

Now, patient care is literally at the fingertips of ECU’s Health Sciences community members.

Laupus Library now provides faculty and students with access to the Electronic Preventative Services Selector (ePSS) patient care platform. The tool, which is offered as both a web-based platform and a downloadable app, is designed to help primary care physicians and health teams identify, prioritize and offer screening, counseling and preventative medication services to patients.

ePSS utilizes current, evidence-based recommendations by the U.S. Preventative Services and can be searched based on patient characteristics such as age, sex and selected risk factors. Then, ePSS produces recommendations that are grouped and graded based on the criteria entered.

ePSS does much more than just generate recommendations, though. It also offers tools for implementation including screeners, patient education brochures, risk assessment tools and more.

Installation instructions can be found here: http://epss.ahrq.gov/PDA/index.jsp. The service was developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

The staff at Laupus Library remains committed to keeping everyone in the ECU Division of Health Sciences equipped with the latest tools to help our students and faculty work and learn more efficiently.

If you’re interested in learning more about ePSS, as well as other resources we offer, please join us for our final Mobile Library Resources Class of the semester. The class will be held April 10 from 3-4 pm in Laupus room 3503.

–Kelly Rogers Dilda
Public Communications Specialist
Laupus Library

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