Computer automated screening and clinical decision support for autism spectrum disorder

Takeaway

  • The computer automated screening and clinical decision support Child Health Improvement Through Computer Automation (CHICA) system increased screening rates for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in a primary care setting, however for those screening positive on the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT) follow-up was inconsistent.

Why this matters

    While a computer automation system in primary care improves screening rates for ASD, additional improvements are still necessary in the physician follow-up of children positive for ASD.