Web-Based Technology Improves Pediatric ADHD Care and Patient Outcomes
IXICO plc (Ticker: IXI) (‘IXICO’ or the ‘Company’), the brain health company, is pleased to note a press release from Cincinnati Children’s a non-profit, pediatric, academic medical center. This release notes the publication of positive result in a peer-reviewed journal of a multi-institutional study examining the use of a new web-based software program to help to reduce ADHD behavioural symptoms in children. The web-based digital healthcare platform has been licensed to IXICO and is now available as a clinical decision support tool in the US from www.mehealthcom
CINCINNATI – As cases of ADHD continue to rise among U.S. children, pediatricians at busy community practices are getting a much-needed assist from a web-based technology to improve the quality of ADHD care and improve patient outcomes.
According to a multi-institutional study published online July 26 in Pediatrics, a new webbased software program is helping reduce ADHD behavioral symptoms in children receiving care at community pediatric practices by coordinating care and ensuring patients get the most effective ADHD medication for their care.
This is important for children with ADHD who rely on extremely busy community based pediatric practices where ADHD care is often poor – especially in the areas of medication management and monitoring, according to Jeffery Epstein, PhD, the study’s principal investigator and director of the Center for ADHD at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
“Our data show the software not only helped improve the quality of medication care received by children treated at community based pediatric practices, but it also improved treatment outcomes for these children,” Epstein said. “As a result of the improved quality of ADHD care, children treated by pediatricians using this new technology had significantly less ADHD symptoms than children treated by pediatricians who were not given access to this web-based technology.”