Dr Schuman, section editor for Peds v2.0, is clinical assistant professor of Pediatrics, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Lebanon, New Hampshire, and editorial advisory board member of Contemporary Pediatrics.
Banish burnout with passion!
Pediatricians can turn away from the path to physician burnout by finding their inner fire. Here are suggestions for finding that passion-and to keep smiling.
COVID-19: Thoughts while circling the wagons
A practicing pediatrician offers his take on the coronavirus situation from the ground here in the United States.
Must-have gadgets for today’s pediatrician in 2019
Let’s recap this year’s top devices for tech-savvy pediatricians. Are they on your wish list?
Most prevalent conditions resulting in malpractice lawsuits
Here are the 10 most prevalent conditions that result in malpractice lawsuits.
CBD & Autism
I have been asked by parents several time regarding the use of a cannabidiol (CBD) product to calm their aggressive autistic children when other medications have not been effective. It would be tempting to recommend CBD/THC products to help parents in this regard, but my concerns about safety as well as efficacy have dissuaded me from doing so.
Current status of FDA-approved cannabis or cannabis-derived compounds
There is much controversy regarding the use of marijuana for medical conditions and the regulations surrounding both cannabis and cannabidiol (CBD) products are both confusing and nuanced.
Examining cannabidiol use in children
There is little evidence of efficacy and safety of the cannabidiol (CBD) products flooding the market when it comes to use in children. Here’s what pediatricians should know and what to tell parents.
12 ways to reduce medication errors
Avoiding medication errors can be even easier if you use these 12 tips.
Why is AI the big thing now?
Dr. Andrew J. Schuman looks at why artificial intelligence has become the next big thing in technology.
What's to come for AI
Dr. Andrew J. Schuman looks at the artificial intelligence (AI) programs that may be found in your practice sooner rather than later.
AI in pediatrics: Past, present, and future
Adopting technologies with artificial intelligence (AI) will change patient care in many ways. Here’s where AI has been, where it is now, and what it holds for the future of pediatrics.
Improve compliance to save your medical home
Making some simple changes to your practice can improve patients’ compliance and keep them loyal to your medical home.
Vision screening update: New device detects amblyopia and strabismus
Neural performance scanning (NPS) technology outperforms photoscreeners for analyzing binocularity in a child’s eyes in mere seconds, and with higher sensitivity and specificity.
Adolescent privacy and the EHR
Adolescents are more likely to see a healthcare provider if they are certain their private information will be kept confidential. Here’s how to create a secure environment for these patients within your electronic health record (EHR) system.
What to do if you get sued for malpractice
Pediatricians are less likely than other specialties to be sued, but when losing or settling a suit, their payouts are among the highest. Here’s what to expect if you get sued.
How to get from PCP to “PGP”
Pediatricians who go above and beyond the expected in patient care can achieve the coveted status of “PGP”- pretty good pediatrician. Follow these 10 steps to achieve that special bond with your patients.
Best tech for Pediatrics: 2018
Catch up with the latest innovative technology products from this past year for your pediatric practice.
Coding basics: Medical decision making is the key
Pediatricians need to document visits correctly to ensure continuity of care and to bill appropriately. Are you confident your office notes will pass muster with those inevitable insurance company audits?
Improve mental health access: Collaboration, integration, and telepsychiatry
Pediatricians are quite capable of caring for both the physical and mental health of patients. Here is how embedding mental health services into your practice and collaborating with community mental health professionals can accomplish both.
Prevent medical errors in your practice
Diagnostic and medication errors frequently occur in pediatric practices, but even minor medical errors can be prevented by creating a culture of safety.
Best tech for Pediatrics: 2017
It’s time for Dr. Schuman’s annual year-end review of the new tech that’s changing how pediatricians care for children. Check out his recommendations!
Safety first: How to avoid missteps when prescribing medications
Medication errors are all too common in pediatric practice, whether in the hospital, home, or office. Here’s helpful advice how to avoid the hazards of pediatric prescribing and medication missteps.
Restore “honest” medicine
It seems that our healthcare system is overdue for an integrity/honesty overhaul. Let’s review how we can begin the process of restoration at the practice and healthcare system levels.
Pediatric office paper chase: Revisited!
This article will present an overview of the technology involved in scanning documents, reviewing documents, and signing documents, and provide some tips on how to expedite your document workflow.
Disruptive technology and pediatric practice
Renovating your medical home
In 2007, a joint statement issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Physicians, and the American Osteopathic Association endorsed the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) concept and described how the PCMH can optimize care for patients.
Computer-assisted auscultation (CAA) devices use revolutionary technology developed to acquire, record, and analyze the acoustic signals of the heart. Pediatricians can use CAA software to identify specific heart sounds, including suspected murmurs.
Easier pediatric blood pressure screening
Dr. Andrew Schuman recently sat down with Dr. David Kaelber to discuss the implications of his vastly simplified screening tool for pediatric hypertension.
Product: Maico Diagnostics Ero-Scan
Maico Diagnostics Ero-Scan serves as a otoacoustic emission and tympanometry screener.
Product: Exergen TAT-5000
Exergen TAT-5000 thermometer features a new antimicrobial head.
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