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Electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS)


The Electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS) is a hands-on tool designed to help primary care clinicians identify the screening, counseling, and preventive medication services that are appropriate for their patients.

The ePSS can be accessed on the Web or on a PDA or mobile device. It is based on current recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and can be searched by specific patient characteristics, such as age, sex, and selected behavioral risk factors.

This tool has the following key features:

  • Full functionality of the USPSTF Web-based application
  • User selected scheduled update reminders
  • E-mail notifications of available updates
  • User friendly ePSS data updates
  • Full mobility without the need for wireless and internet connectivity

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  • Release Date: 01/2006
  • Recent Summary: 07/2014
  • Original Summary: 11/2006
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Last updated: July 30, 2014.