The goal of the ADHD web portal is to provide a web-based service that will help primary care physicians incorporate the American Academy of Pediatrics evidence-based guidelines for ADHD care into a routine process for assessing and managing patients with ADHD.

Services available for improving ADHD care include:

  • Online collection of parent and teacher rating scales
  • Computerized algorithms that automatically score and interpret rating scales results
  • Online access to assessment and treatment reports
  • Collection of follow-up parent and teacher rating scales at physician-designed intervals to monitor response to treatment
  • Annotated treatment graphs that chart changes in symptom scores in response to changes in treatment
  • Email warnings when a patient experiences behavioral deterioration or severe side effects
  • Optional facilitated email communication with parents and teachers for specific ADHD management issues
  • Report cards that aggregate patient data for individual physicians, enabling the monitoring of patient performance relative to AAP ADHD guideline standards

Physician Training

With funding from the National Institute of Mental Health, the Center for ADHD has been able to re-design the delivery method for training physicians from any community. The online training program has been imbedded as a feature of the service. Pediatricians can now complete the following:

  • AAP ADHD guideline training focusing on evidence-based processes for diagnosing and treating ADHD
  • Web portal training modules
  • Office flow training to incorporate AAP guidelines into practice
  • Maintenance of performance training featuring quality-improvement tools to enhance office procedures and reimbursement

The myADHDportal Improvement Program

This comprehensive training program offers physicians the opportunity to receive annual ABP MOC part 4 (25 points) credit and one-time 20.0 AMA PRA category 1 performance-improvement credits in a minimum of three months pending the completion of all requirements:

1. Return 10 patient “Self-guided Baseline Score Cards”

2. Complete the four-part, self-paced web-based training program

3. Provide direct or consultative care to at least 10 ADHD patients

4. Automatically collect, submit and review performance data electronically

5. Document implemented changes designed to improve care with at least three PDSA cycles

What You Will Learn

Upon program completion, a physician will be able to demonstrate the following skills: 

1. Describe the AAP ADHD assessment and treatment guidelines

2. Create an improved office flow that will assist with the AAP guideline implementation

3. Demonstrate that guideline implementation resulted in improved clinical outcomes for ADHD patient populations