Newsletter of the AAP Steering Committee on Clinical Information Technology
On-Line Version

Spring, 2003 - [PDF Version]

The views expressed in this publication are those of the listed authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Steering Committee on Clinical Information Technology or of the American Academy of Pediatrics.....
From the ChairS. Andrew Spooner M.D.
The Steering Committee on Clinical Information Technology (SCoCIT) was born from the merging of the Section on Computers and Other Technologies (SCOT) and the Task Force on Medical Informatics (TFoMI). As such, SCOCIT inherited 2 basic missions:
  1. to run AAP educational programs in matter....
From the Education SIG LeaderMark M Simonian
The Boston 2002 NCE meeting was a wonderful success with many satisfied attendees. The speakers were well received. The computer lab provided many topics from PDAs to the Internet. Many of the programs were published to the membership Web site and can still be reviewed.

The task of deciding on....

From the Policy SIG LeaderEdward M Gotlieb M.D.
HIPAA Privacy – The 11th Hour Guide

HIPAA Privacy goes into effect April 14, 2003. Although it is late in the game to begin work on this project, the AAP has provided a step-by-step plan to assist compliance. This document is downloadable from the AAP Members Only Channel

From the Technology SIG LeaderKevin B Johnson, MD, MS
Technology is "looming large" as a focus of SCoCIT for the next year! We have had a series of activities that will be of interest to the members:
  1. The Open Health Electronic Medical Record Initiative
  2. Surveying Practice Management Vendors
  3. SIGS
The Open Health Ele....
AAP Survey Highlights - Use of ComputersS. Andrew Spooner M.D.
S. Andrew Spooner, MD, FAAP and Karen O’Conner, AAP Staff

This survey, initiated by the former Task Force on Medical Informatics, addressed pediatricians’ use of computers at the office and at home. Some of the questions were replicated from the Periodic Surv....

Technical Reports Under ReviewEdward M Gotlieb M.D.
Two technical reports -- on Clinical Issues in Telemedicine for pediatrics, co-authored with the Committee on Medical Liability (COML), and on Pediatrician-Patient E-mail Communications -- have been sent to the AAP Board of Directors for review. A second telemedicine techn....
Formatting Web-Based Output - A Vaccine Label ApplicationStuart T Weinberg
There are several nice features to a web-based interface - platform independence, generally intuitive ease of use, and flexibility in design and presentation. But there are challenges in imposing set formats when printing web-based (HTML) output. Even something as simple as generating mailing labels....
Computerized Quality Management – The Shriners Hospitals for Children ExperienceDonald E Lighter
Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 22 hospital network of pediatric orthopaedic, burn care, and spinal cord injury institutions. In 1997, the hospital system decided to implement a clinical outcomes research and management department to encourage clinical research and perf....
Preventing the Misuse of an Online Medical Image LibraryChristoph U Lehmann
Christoph U. Lehmann MD FAAP, Michael RG Cohen and Bernard A. Cohen, MD FAAP

In December of 2000, Johns Hopkins University launched Dermatlas, a new educational dermatology website at http://ww....

Review of the Harriet Lane Handbook for HandheldsS. Andrew Spooner M.D.
Product Name/Requirements:

The Johns Hopkins Hospital Harriet Lane Handbook, 16th Edition, Handheld Software version. Veronica L. Gunn, MD, and Christian Nechyba, MD, editors. Mosby, 2002. ISBN 0-323-02291-X. $50.

Memory requirements: 5.2 MB


Pediatric Informatics in the Recent Literature and on the WWWGeorge R Kim M.D.
Evidence-Based Pediatrics:

Cochrane Library – January 2003

New Reviews in Pediatrics (Abstracts): ....

Invitation to Present Your Research at the 2003 AAP NCE
Dear Colleague:

I would like to invite you to present your research at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition. Please consider enriching the scientific portion of our program by submitting your abstract to the AAP Steering Committee on Clinical Inform....

AAP 2003 NCE Online Submissions Being Accepted
The 2003 Online Submission Program for Abstracts to be presented at the AAP National Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans is now available. A link has been posted under "What's New" on the AAP home page (, as well as under the ....
Pediatrics/Informatics Events Calendar 2003George R Kim M.D.
April 2003

07: Persons United Limiting Substandards and Errors (PULSE) in Health Care
Working with Survivors of Medical Error
Needs, Options and Outcomes
VA Medical Center
Northpoint, NY

07-08: Center ....

SCoCIT Members: Serve As Chapter Contact!

There has been much discussion recently about how sections and the Steering Committee on Clinical Information Technology (SCoCIT) can work together with chapters to further the Academy’s mission. At the 2000 Annual Chapter For....