Jeffrey Epstein, PhD

Jeffery Epstein, PhD

A multi-institutional clinical trial published online July 26, 2016, in Pediatrics describes new software that helps pediatricians improve care for children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

The software was developed by Jeffery Epstein, PhD, the study’s principal investigator and Director of the Center for ADHD. The American Academy of Pediatrics selected the software for use in practices that joined a five-state collaborative. 

The software helps community practices collect, score and interpret ADHD symptom reports from parents and teachers. 

 The trial involved 199 providers at 50 practices caring for 373 children with ADHD. Providers were randomized to provide care with or without the technology.

“The software not only helped improve the quality of medical care received by children, but it also improved treatment outcomes,” Epstein says.