CHADIS Featured in Contemporary Pediatrics Best Tech Issue
Andrew J. Schuman, MD
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The CHADIS assessment tool allows pediatricians to invite parents to fill out age-appropriate screening tools online in advance of well-child visits. The CHADIS system evaluates the forms filled out by parents, performs scoring when indicated, and alerts pediatricians of issues that need discussed with parents at well-child or behavior-related visits. Many pediatricians speak favorably of the CHADIS system because it allows them to identify parental concerns and behavior issues that would have gone unidentified in the past. CHADIS incorporates hundreds of screening tools that pediatricians utilize frequently, such as the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers, Revised with Follow-up; Ages and Stages Questionnaires; Vanderbilt Assessment Scales; Patient Health Questionnaire for Adolescents; and Generalized Anxiety Disorder 7-item forms. It also provides a full library of resources to assist in management once a condition is diagnosed.