Wouldn’t it be nice to have all of the recommendations from USPSTF, Bright Futures, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists all in one place? ACOG thought so too and they teamed up with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Health Resources and Services Administration to create the new Women’s Preventive Services Initiative (WPSI). It brings together the health maintenance recommendations specifically for women from numerous key groups into one (relatively) easy-to-navigate website/web app.
The website includes a searchable well-woman chart, recommendations by category such as age, pregnancy, HIV, cancer, etc. To aid in implementation, the website includes an entire social media toolkit, handouts, and downloadable charts. The website is mobile-friendly, but there is no dedicated app, unfortunately.
Using the WPSI web app, we can quickly determine which preventive services a particular woman needs based on the best available evidence.
- Comprehensive lists of women’s preventive health recommendations
- Ability to view by subject, age, condition (i.e., pregnancy, HIV, etc.)
- Quality social media toolkit, handouts for providers and patients
- There is no app per se, but the website is mobile-friendly
- Some recommendations are more evidence-based than others. Not every recommendation comes with a level of evidence rating or clear reference
- Scrolling in the app can be cumbersome for some sections with multiple clicks/links
This post originally appeared on iMedicalApps.com.