The Journal of Primary Prevention

, Volume 28, Issue 2, pp 155–165

Using Technology to Enhance Prevention Services for Children in Primary Care

  • Teresa W. Julian
  • Kelly Kelleher
  • David A. Julian
  • Deena Chisolm
Report from the Field

DOI: 10.1007/s10935-007-0086-8

Cite this article as:
Julian, T.W., Kelleher, K., Julian, D.A. et al. J Primary Prevent (2007) 28: 155. doi:10.1007/s10935-007-0086-8

Primary care is the principal setting for implementation of prevention services for children and their families. However, aspects of primary care practice and lack of patient adherence to therapeutic regimens that ultimately lead to lifestyle and behavior changes are barriers to the delivery of prevention services. The authors of this paper present descriptive information about how a web-based computer application is being used to assist physicians in a major medical center overcome some of these impediments. This information is presented in the hopes of generating discussion about the utility of computer based support for prevention services in primary care settings. Additional steps to optimize the care of patients are also described.


preventive servicesprimary carecomputer technologyadolescent screeningmotivational interviewingtelephone support services

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Teresa W. Julian
    • 1
    • 5
  • Kelly Kelleher
    • 2
  • David A. Julian
    • 3
  • Deena Chisolm
    • 4
  1. 1.Center for Innovation in Pediatrics PracticeColumbus Children’s Research InstituteColumbusUSA
  2. 2.College of Medicine & Public HealthThe Ohio State University, Health Services Research & Center for Innovations in Pediatric Practice at Columbus Children’s Research Institute, 700 Children’s DriveColumbusUSA
  3. 3.School of Public Health & Director of Evaluation and PlanningCenter for Learning Excellence, The Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA
  4. 4.College of MedicineThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA
  5. 5.Ph.D., Center for Innovation in Pediatrics PracticeColumbus Children’s Research InstituteColumbusUSA