The Electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS) is an application designed and developed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Nation's lead Federal agency for research on health care quality, costs, outcomes and patient safety.
The ePSS application was developed to assist primary care clinicians identify the screening, counseling, and preventive medication services that are appropriate for their patients. The ePSS information is based on the 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. When using this tool please read the specific recommendation to determine if the preventive service is appropriate for your patient. This tool is not meant to replace clinical judgment and individualized patient care. The ePSS is available as a web application and mobile applications.
Web Application: http://epss.ahrq.gov • Compatible with major browsers: Internet Explorer 6.0 or later; Firefox 3.0 or later; Safari 4.0 or later; Opera 9.51; Google Chrome • Latest recommendations information updated by the USPSTF • User friendly interface • Print friendly format available
Mobile Application: • Full functionality of the ePSS Web application • Full mobility without the need for wireless or internet connectivity * • Compatible with Android, iOS, and Windows App devices ** • Optional email notifications of available updates: Subscription required • User friendly ePSS data updates
* Application downloads and data updates require internet connectivity ** View the supported device list to check for compatibility with your specific device
Key Features: • Search and browse the USPSTF recommendations • View Tools for Primary Care Clinicians • User friendly interface customized for Android • Search for recommendations by keyword text (keywords are highlighted in the search results) • Bookmark any recommendations or topics for later viewing • Save Search feature provides quick access to routinely viewed recommendations • Automatic update of ePSS recommendations data on application launch (wireless or WiFi internet connection required) • Email recommendations or saved search results • ePSS Recommendations Rx: Email patient specific customized recommendations
New Features: • Added a View All tab on the Search Results page • Browse by Grade: View topics filtered by Grades A, B, C, D, I • Ungraded to the new sliding navigation menu